I met a gentleman who went down to pick up his new BMW and it was too big for the trailer they brought so he rode it home. Just happen to have all his gear with him, another rider who said come on mother nature give me your best and got himself home.
I met a rider from Georgia rode up for Moonshine and too visit friends and family. Will be back to work on Monday morning.
I heard stories about rides to Montana.
I spoke with a guy who rode the same ride I am going on (ATL2007) in 1975 on a Honda 750, two with camping gear.
I talked with a Viet Nam Vets, who razzed me about my GPS unit, only to pull out his phone with to show me the GPS function.
I talked to a ST1300 owner who fabricates these rear tip-over bars, 1/2 steel round round stock bent and beautifully welded, then powder coated to a glossy black. They only fit the ST1300 replacing bolts that hold the frame together. He told me about the nervous time had when he decided to tip his own bike over to test the set up the 1st time. It successfully protected the expensive side cases. Not his real job, but a side line he has fallen into.
I met Murphy a distributor of custom things for your motorcycle, he proudly show his side cases. He had a Concourse repainted and all decked out with as huge variety of farkels. He tell me the side case are a new product that is equal to the Givi for less money $500.00 or so dollars includes the mounting brackets. When I woke up this morning they had his partners bike all taken apart. He fixed a spark problem with the tools on hand and was at registration shortly after.
The names will fade away but the inspirational meetings will stay with me a long time. Meeting riders is definitely the real reason to go to Moonshine. Talking with others only sparks my desire to go see new things.
The ride home was not pleasant, about the worst conditions I have ridden in in my short time on two wheels. Cold and raining we even hit some falling slushy stuff that really did not stick to the road. 200 miles and wind gusting from right to left, a real carnival ride. I was soaked but but not freezing, my hands toasty but drenched, thumbs up to my new electric gloves.
Will I do it again? I am looking forward to next years event already.