Category: 2013 Coast to Coast US Trip

Home Stretch

I told the fam I wouldn’t continue on to Miami. They were having a family get-together, and I decided to show up unannounced. It was a strange feeling, riding those last 300 miles home, knowing this adventure is now complete.

Home at last, this epic journey will forever more be just a memory.

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Good Bye, Athens

The next morning I set out to gather everything for my due oil change in order to be able to leave Atlanta. Once back at his place, I ended up falling asleep again until way into the afternoon for some strange reason. A kind of distinct lack of energy I haven’t experienced since the days after final exams.

I changed my oil and hit the road in the late afternoon, Gainesville bound.

First night of real weather is, of course, once I’m basically back in FL. After getting showered, the leathers didn’t dry for the remainder of the trip. Fortunately it was nice and toasty out, despite my ride taking place way into the night.

I made it to a good friend’s house in Gainesville and slept for the night before continuing on down to Miami.

Go Skateboarding Day

The next day I set out to arrange all my paperwork for Iron Butt and a couple other errands. Late in the afternoon, on what coincidentally happened to be Go Skateboarding Day, we went to the local skatepark to relive our childhood passion.

After a good skateboarding session, we ended up heading to downtown Athens. It’s a college town uncannily similar to Gainesville, draconian requirements for bars to close at 2 am and all.