Today we left the beach and headed to the Wheels Through Time Motorcycle Museum in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  BUT what should have been an easy six hour ride turned into a long, hard slog.

350 miles

2 rain showers

2 thunderstorms

1 wet t-shirt contest

1 interstate highly congested

Another interstate closed due to an “incident”

Plus when it was not raining it to hot wear the rain suits.. thus the wet t-shirt contest.

We stopped at a few Harley Davidson dealerships in a failed attempt to wait out the congestion and cool off.  The cooling part worked but the congestion never really let up, a couple bad accidents missed up our ride today.

We had hoped to make it all the way to Maggie Valley but ended up about an hour out when we stopped for the night.


  1. John says:

    I ran into a flipper car on I40 Friday, but I was going the opposite direction. The weather man says we are done with the rain for awhile! WTT is a great place, I bet you’ll love it! Next time stop in Winston-Salem and so hi!

  2. Oh! The rains do make things worse when you ride. I was once stranded for more than 4 hours due to heavy rains and thunderstorms.

  3. Bob says:

    Wheels Through Time is a great museum. It’s awesome hearing those old bikes run when Dale fires them up. Summer t-storms in the mountains in the south? What a surprise. We have a saying here during the summer: if you don’t ride in the rain, you’ll never ride. Just be careful.

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