It has been a trying couple of weeks. We lost Sarah's mother, Sue, on Memorial Day. She gave it a good fight, but couldn't overcome a recurrence of cancer. She was a great Mother-In-Law all these years and will be greatly missed.
Besides that, we had Vanessa's accident, an intern quitting, my father in the hospital for a few days and the possibility of finally selling the house.
Razzo is the chosen mount for the ride. Last year I rode the Honda to the Fall Gathering. It was fine but the scooter will make it even better this time.
My intended route is to ride up I-95 into South Carolina. Then take 321 to Columbia where I will pick up I-26 past Spartanburg. Then smaller roads, mostly 221, to the gathering. It will be a nice mix of the pure speed of the interstate highway system and country roads. Google says it will take around 8 hours.
It will be the fourth long ride for Razzo after Apalachicola, Virginia and Orlando in the past three months. I was getting a little concerned about the rear tire wear this week. I put a new tire on it in mid March. In those ten weeks it has been ridden 4300 miles, but I checked this morning and it looks fine. I will check the oil, coolant and tire pressures tonight, fill the tank and be ready for a 5:30 launch.