The Journey Home, part I

St Louis was the climax of this story and we are now in the two days of dénouement. Sunday was a long one of riding about 460 miles through 5 states – Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and West Virginia – stopping for the night in Huntington, WV. There isn’t a lot to say about this segment: some nice scenery and that, but mostly a mileage grind. We skipped breakfast due to a late start and severe weather approaching. We did ride in some rain, but not enough to bother with rain gear. This brings the total of days we encountered precipitation while riding during the trip to four with only one, going to Houston, being serious rain.

While riding we were chatting about the trip. We both feel ready to go home now, and I feel that I really accomplished something going cross-country and back on a 750cc UJM.

We have vague plans for future trips of this sort and discuss how our experiences on this trip will inform future plans.

The R1100R rolled over 59,000 miles, 25,000 since we bought it in April of 2012, or an average of 1,000 miles per month.

4 thoughts on “The Journey Home, part I

  1. It’s a shame that you cut your trip short and bypassed the Chicago region. I was looking forward to meeting you two.


      1. Maybe, it’s just the kick in the pants I need to get working on my car. I’ve got family in Florida and Georgia that I want to take a road-trip to see. Wonder how far out of the way it would be to swing up to Carolina.


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