Today got off to a late start due to heavy fog this morning, it cleared around 830 and then I opened her up. Later on I stopped for gas and the sun was shining so I figured I can take off my rain pants that Ive been wearing every day on this trip, took them off and rode on. later on in Ohio I stopped got coffee and was talking to a friend who said it was raining in New York and I said I finally have sun, well wouldnt you know it 20 minutes later all the rain clouds came out. I pulled over at the next rest stop to change back into my rain gear and park next to a fellow biker who also was changing into warmer clothes and rain gear. His name was Joe and was from Rochester, always good meeting a fellow New Yorker on the road, we talked for a little while, really nice guy and then we took off. For the last couple of days my horn has not been working so Ive been trying to find a local Harley dealer somewhere but there either closed or I just cant find them. As I riding thru Youngstown Ohio I notice an open dealer on the the right so I pull off and head over there, took the turn way to fast and scraped those floorboards into the pavement , god I love doing that, I drove Dawn nutz every time I did that. Anyway I go inside and go to the parts guy I need a horn and should be covered since its less than 2 years old, he says no and gets me the horn, $48 for the horn,I said that should still be covered, he goes yeah but we close in a half hour, there is no time to change it, I took the horn and removed the old one that was filled with water and installed, tested and had it back on his counter before he had a chance to shut up. A lot of guys coming over checking out how dirty my bike is and when I told them where I just came from their jaws dropped,proud moment for me. This is my last night on the road and hoping to be home around noon tomorrow. I will write my final thoughts tomorrow but holy crap this has been one hell of a trip.
Yeah… every time you scraped your floorboards I would jump, no matter how many times you did it, it still scared the crap out of me. I am counting down the hours until I see you (16 hours). I can’t wait til you get home.
Howdy Longrider !! Joe from Rochester here. Great blog. Great trip. Really glad I ran into you today at the rest stop. Hell, it was the best part of the ride for me today. The rest of the time I was freezin !! I’ll be back. I’ve still got a lot of pics to view from your trip. Oh…..and I put those 2 shots I took of your bike up on my photo site. Right at the end. Ride safe brother.
You know…all that rain you had on your trip was probably a sign form your mom and dad in heaven letting you know they were with you and so proud!….(thats the positive way of looking a the rain-since it sounds like you had some every day)
Dawn must be super excited to have you so close to home…..it must feel like you have been gone forever
Hey john this is neris i got the site from wilson very nice pic the whole blog. The bike look perfect glad you had a blast, maybe i should take road trip my self.
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