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Friday and Saturday, Oct 5 & 6

I was riding in the Void Rally which ends in Fredericksburg VA. I chose a Tennessee start because I don’t like dealing with traffic on I-95 or I-81. I had a good route that I was able to ride and add in two stops that I had in as optional and make the finish with 30 minutes to spare. I covered 1215 or so miles across 6 or 7 states and had a blast. I am getting much better at knowing what Incan ride and then riding it which tells me my win for the TN starters was no fluke.

The killer was 1) I was unsure of what I was supposed to take a picture of at one bonus and took the wrong picture, 2) I did not see the bonus in the rally book for the stickers that we received that I should have put on my bike or had handy at the finish, and 3) I forgot about the size limit on submitted pictures.

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Sunday October 7

Sunday was a short day with a simple task - Ride home! I purposely set my alarm late, 8am, so I could get a decent amount of sleep. And it came fast. I got up, packed my bag, and carried it out to my bike for the last time on this trip. As typical, most of the riders had already left as they had a further ride than I did. I chatted with a few friends and then two of us went in and had breakfast. The good news, it was free with the room. The bad news, no bacon After we ate we said our goodbye's and headed out. I had a short 210 mile ride home which was uneventful with one exception, I reached the milestone of 240,000 miles on my 2006 Sporty just as I was on the beltway of DC. I found a spot to pull over and take a quick photo, and headed home. I had a few slowdowns in traffic along the way but the ride was uneventful.

Total miles for the day, 210
Total miles for the trip, 5,285
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Yea Chris, nicely done my friend, Michelle will be glad you’re home.
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