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Back to where I started
19thSeptember2022, 07:22 PM,
Back to where I started
My primary mission was to travel from Laurel, Mississippi with my mother's ashes and lay them to rest in a grave in Port Republic, New Jersey.
Total mileage was just over 2,600.

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Mom was the first to introduce me to riding at age 2, so it seemed only fitting that I take her home with a motorcycle. You see, I couldn't bury her ashes right away because the ground was frozen, so I took her back to Mississippi with plans to finish what I promised at a later date. Eight years later, I fulfilled that promise.

I made the first leg in two days, stopping overnight at Hungry Mother State Park in Marion, VA. It was a weird setup with raised wooden platforms. Had to improvise a bit. The trek up the hill was no joke, either. Steep and wet. I slept well, though.

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The rain in the forecast stayed just ahead of me the whole way. I got to my friend Joe's house dry.

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We took care of Mom's ashes the next morning. May she test in peace.

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From there, I visited old friends and a cousin. One friend has a shop and a collection of vintage dirt bikes that would blow your mind.

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Another friend has a stock car currently driven by Tyler Truex. (Yes, related to Martin Truex.)
We are all racers or former racers of some sort. Mostly enduro.

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From there, I headed west to Williamstown, PA to visit my niece. After that, I pointed the FJR south toward the Tail of the Dragon where I stayed at the Iron Horse Lodge. (Familiar surroundings.)

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19thSeptember2022, 07:24 PM,
Back to where I started
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The big girl was riding low. I was hanging off and dragging both pegs. Did my best for the cameras. Wink

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I enjoyed sunny weather all the way home. All in all it was a good week. Just what I needed.

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21stSeptember2022, 12:02 PM,
RE: Back to where I started
I of course didn't know her, but can bet your mother would be proud of your trip.  It looks like some nice stops along the way.
Glad you enjoyed & made it back safe & refreshed!
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21stSeptember2022, 08:06 PM,
Back to where I started
Looks like a great trip

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22ndSeptember2022, 12:48 PM,
RE: Back to where I started
Thanks. It was a much needed break from my routine. I really needed some quality time with the friends I grew up with.

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