Debbie and arrived home last night after 14.5 hrs of straight drive time. Nothing too notable, except I guess I should mention I did get a performance award just North of Corning NY (on Rte 414 almost to Watkins Glen). It was dark of course and I wasn't really horsing it, got tagged doing 72 in a 55. He ran my info, came back to my truck with my ticket and gave me the speech that a CDL driver should know better and not use the downhill excuse. Oh well, I was pretty nice to him, just completely worn out from all the weekend festivities.
Speaking of festivities. I agree with Gary (nwmrkt)... this event is about so many things, riding being number 1, but I'll tell ya's also, the people at this event don't come far behind, and, that is saying a LOT considering those dar' Smokie roads are the premier roads for M/C's in America.
My Canadian friends had an all out blast too. So much so.... they are booking for next year as well. When you experience this venue, the people and festive activities.... and routes!.... and so then selling this to someone is really child's play. We parted ways Sunday AM around 6am., man hugs galore and words from them of how much they enjoyed every moment... hmmm?, I wonder if that included Debbie farting up a storm one night in the enclosed RV. hehe. Okay, maybe it wasn't her
I wanna say our special thanks to Doc and also every volunteer. We had a lot chip in, whether it was big or small, it all added up to a wonderfully organized and super freeqie-fun event. TTD is now on our calendar for every year, and just to beat Gary to the punch!!!!?... We have reserved up through to 2024.
I left one of our custom TTD full color banners to be hung permanently inside he Lodge. John (the IHML Owner) said he would give us a premo loca, and even take down or move other "inferior" banners to make room for what he said deserves to be a "headliner". He is a BMW rider btw, and an all around super nice guy. Huge shout out to the IHML and their staff, thanks for having us. Myself and Debbie really feel like we are family when talking to him and his lovely wife. This venue (for us) is BY FAR!... the best loca we frequent, and along with this; come the best people too!
Mucho thanks (hey, it was Cinco weekend!) to those of you who gave me the way too many compliments for the shirts and credentials. I'm glad you enjoyed the names to faces that much more, and I will volunteer again if so needed.
To close my lengthy yappings, I will do a Ride Report as Doc mentioned, but it will be video styleee. I've got my arms being pulled in every direction right now with a few of my business', but as soon as I can compile all my footage, then do a lengthy edit..... you'll see it on our "Where Two Next?" YouTube channel (betta subscribe, eh!)
Oh, yeah, an Italian PS thang here (ya hear!)... Debbie wants me to tell everyone that she can't wait to see everyone again for MOA Des Moines!!!!!! (wow, all that and just for vanilla shake?)