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40 to Phoenix Day 3, I Learned A Few Things

Thursday Mar 30, 2017
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Bobby, Tucker
Miles:235
Start Point:Conyers, GA
End Point:Leeds, AL
Weather:68° in the morning to 81° in the afternoon. Partly cloudy with strong winds


The day started at 866 feet and ended at 611 feet. The highest altitude was 1,246 feet and the lowest altitude was 499 feet.


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Today was a slow news day. My son Tucker is doing an internship for his NC State degree in Dunwoody just north of Atlanta. So I split off from the group and had lunch with him. His internship just ended so he is headed east to home tomorrow while I continue west.

  • I am riding with a great group of people. There is not a single butthead in the group and there is always a butthead. If I can't find the butthead does that mean it is me and no has told me?
  • Socks washed with soap in a hotel sink will not dry in front of an AC unit that kicks on and off during the night.
  • Ironing wet socks will not dry them.
  • A Gold Wing traveling at 80 MPH with a quartering wind still has a lot of life left in her.
  • A Gold Wing traveling at 80 MPH with a quartering wind will ruin your antenna flag if it is hitting a patch of Velcro on your luggage on the back.
  • A Gold Wing traveling at 80 MPH with a quartering wind will dry wet socks attached to the luggage rack.

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Dinner tonight was at the Irondale Cafe. I found out tonight that they are not normally open for dinner. They open every year for dinner for the 40 to Phoenix crowd.

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40 to Phoenix is a motorcycle ride organized each year by a fellow GWRRA (Gold Wing Road Riders Association) member. The group starts at Wilmington, NC and travels roughly I-40 to California with a side trip to Mexico.

Phoenix Arizona is the national headquarters of the GWRRA and many riders turn around at that point and return home. Hence the name "40 to Phoenix".

My goal is to write a blog about each day. I also have a phone app that updates my location on a map on this website every 10 minutes or so. Click here to see the map.


You may be interested in the next article, 40 to Phoenix Day 4, I Know What I Want For Christmas.

The previous article is 40 to Phoenix Day 2, NC to GA.

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