Well, our descent into madness has begun. The goal of this trip is "All back roads". We went up 79 to 77, then all the way to Dallas. All in all, it was a very nice ride. We ran the gamut from 65 degrees when we left at 6:30, to about 90 degrees when we got in. The two real bits of excitement on the way up. First, I caught a fire breathing dragonfly to the thumb on my clutch hand. I felt the impact all the way up to my elbow. I can honestly say that it was......exhilarating. The next was the 10 minutes following the line of cars behind the highway striping team. I know that we all joke about people in cars not paying attention, but the people behind the team were completely ignoring the flag man that was waving traffic around the team, just putting along at 3 MPH. I mean really people....AIR COOLED ENGINE.......this will not last long. Finally got around them after about 10 min, but I was definitely feeling the heat off of the engine for the rest of the ride.
The in-laws are having a big birthday thing on Saturday, so we will be taking off to Hot Springs Sunday morning about 7:00am. Wish us luck, here we go.......
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