Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Medina, OH
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They may have had support riding behind that you did not see. Last summer I rode with two brother-in-laws across Pennsylvania from West to East on RT 6 over 4 days. Our wives were following in sag vehicles and all that we carried on the bikes was fluids and snacks/GU in our pockets. The plan was stay at B&B's each night then leave early each day for the 75 to 100 mile ride to the next B&B. While we rode the wives were following behind and visiting antique and art shops, wineries and stopping at other places of interest. We would always be a cell phone call away should we need SAG.
The plan worked very well until the end of the first day's riding. At the end of 90 miles we rode into the small town with the first B&B at about 2:30 PM and called the ladyfolk to find out when they would be at the B&B. It was determined that the ladies were at least 2 hours behind as they had just stopped at a small town about 45 miles away that was having it's annual yard sale. We proceeded to the B&B to inform the hostess that we were there, then drove our bicycles over to a local bar and each bought a 6 pack of beer and some nuts and chips then rode back to the B&B. We sat on the front porch reloading the carbs lost on the ride while waiting for the wives to return.
The same scenario played out on two of the remaining three days, only we learned to put more cash in our little seat packs.
On one of the days we didn't know how to get to the B&B so we just went to a bar and joined the locals. One comment from the bar maid did bring a smile, she stated "we don't get bikers that look like you guys in here very often".
They loved hearing about our trip and were amazed how far we rode that day.
I would do a similar tour again and would even consider one lasting a couple weeks, although my wife would probably have a differing opinion.
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