Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally report: PART 5 (the conclusion)

I’m going to make this short and sweet, as I have some new stories I want to move on to. Around 4:30 pm Saturday after a long day on the beach, I decided it was time to go home. So got onto hwy 95 west and started home, still passing many bikers on their way to Panama City, Just before I got to Pensacola Florida, it was time to turn off of hwy 98 a little to much stop and go traffic when you are in a hurry to get home. The road I took to I-10 ended up being a toll road, 3 dollars and 50 cents later I was at i-10, I decided to fill up with gas, myself with food, and change my goggles from shads to clear lens for night driving. Oh yea I have not bought any gloves yet for bike riding so while I was in the little store getting gas I picked a pair of gloves, 1 dollar and 98 cents well spent, it gets cold on a bike once it turns dark, very cold. I stopped at a waffle house to eat,(note to anyone thinking of opening a dinner on a toll road….DON’T… the locals don’t use these roads, only out of town people like myself.) the reason I say this is, I was the only one in the place, I talked to the girls behind the counter, and they said it was like this all the time, so they were starving for tips, I ended up leaving a 50 percent tip on my 3 eggs , one slice of dry wheat dry toast, and a couple of cups of coffee… My good deed of the day.ha-ha.
Not much else happen the rest of the way home, I stopped a couple more times for gas and short breaks, it is funny I stopped at the Mississippi rest stop for a break and a drink, it was around 8:00 at night and I was sitting at a picnic table, drinking my diet coke, with my bike parked in front of me and noticed how people would make a point of walking out of their way to walk around me, it must be that biker thing.ha-ha.
Well I made it home safe and sound around 11:00pm, time to take a bath and get some sleep
Below is an attachment from my I-phone (the greatest phone ever) it’s just a little gas log I kept at ever fill up.
Start 10:06am
Odometer 1227
First fill up 11.95$

second fill up 8$ 30
95 miles
Odometer 1313

Third fill up 3:25
102 miles
Odometer 1418
2.15 gallons no receipt

Fourth fill up
91 miles
1.8 gallons
Odometer 1510

Fifth fill up
98 miles
Odometer 1608

Sixth fill up
77.9 miles
Odometer 1687
1.7 gallons

Last fill up 9:30pm
102 miles
Odometer 1791
2.5 gallons

Miles 70.4
Odometer 1861

Sent from my iPhone

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