Interesting day — 396 miles but beautiful driving weather. 4 stops with one again being donated fuel. And 2 stops with donated food — the morning meal was at the individual hotels.
No Memorials again today but plenty of people with flags and signs — again! Couple or three bike issues including mine. I managed to have a catastrophic tire failure — filler tube literally failed and the tire went flat rapidly. Destroyed the NEW tire and gave me a real scare with the “high speed wobble”. When this occurs,there is nothing you can do except pull in the clutch and let it roll to a stop — NO breaking. You hold your breath, pray and try to keep the bike upright. Apparently I did all the right things — try not to have that experience again.
Tomorrow we have a couple of Memorials — its good to get to this stage but when you know whats coming it can get tense and teary eyed way too soon. Its hard to keep the memories where they belong and the more tired you get the harder it gets to do that.
The good news is that this is it for tonight. Way to tired and I want to be sharp for tomorrows Memorials. Sorry — but tomorrow nites will be worth the wait.
The Mission Rules!