Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Lebanon, Pennsylvania, USA
Model: 1984 GL1200 Standard & 1987 GL1200 Interstate
Yesterday morning I rolled out of the driveway at 9:00am and rolled back in at 11:15pm. During this time I rode 600 miles from my area of Eastern PAto the area South of Pittsburgh and back again. I have been trying to visit every County in Pennsylvaniaand this trip was so that I could get to Greene county (the most SouthwesternCounty in PA).
Along the way I made a few stops: Raystown Lake, Flight 93 Memorial,several vistas overlooking the Allegheny Laurel Highlands, and I even climbed an observation tower at PA'shighest peak. I wasn't in any big hurry trying to add on the miles: just a nice easy ride.
When I got home and climbed off the bike I hada satisfied smile because it was a good day and a great ride. This morning I woke up with wonderment because my body feels like I was hit with a Mack truck. I think every muscle in my arms,legs, and back are laughing at me saying: "That's what you get for being mean to us!"
If I was trying to ride 1000 miles in 24 hours, I think I would be able to do it, but I don't know that I want to try it anymore. I don't want to wake up again feeling like I do right now!Several years ago I may have said "what the heck" and done it, but with age comes wisdom. So for you members of the IBA, congratulations on your membership, but don't look for me at any up-coming meetings: you have earned my respect!