Daily Journals

Day One: Friday, Aug. 11, 2000
    Huntsville, Tx., to Alexandria, La. -- 220 miles
    Finally off, HOT!, cold, HOT!, rain, wind, cold, sleep!

Day Two: Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000
    Alexandria, La., to Natchez, Ms., then Jackson, Ms. -- 175 miles
    More levies and flatlands, The Mighty Mississippi, Hills!, The Longwood Mansion, The Natchez Trace.

Day Three: Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000
    Jackson, Ms., to Cullman, Al. -- 326 miles
    Detour, Droning, 30 miles of Heaven, Mailbox navigation and Bad tires

Day Four: Monday, Aug. 14, 2000
    Cullman, Al., to Tapoco, NC. -- 343 miles
    Late start, Ducati Dealer and New tires, Little River Canyon, Northwestern Georgia rocks!, Cold and dark, Cherohala Skyway, and the Crossroads of Time

Day Five: Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000
    Crossroads to Robbinsville, NC., to Maggie Valley, NC. -- 219 miles
    Tree of Shame, the Black Knight Cafe, Daytime on the Skyway, Deals Gap, and Maggie Valley

Day Six: Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000
    Maggie Valley, NC., to Cherokee, NC., the Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC., and back to Maggie Valley. -- 156 miles
    Morning on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Clingman's Dome, Elvis in the Building?, more Parkway, Random Encounter, and Flaming arm hairs!

Day Seven: Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000
    Maggie Valley, NC. to Pisgah Inn, Back to Cherokee, then Gatlinburg, Tn., and back to Maggie Valley via Asheville. -- 261 miles
    Breakfast with New Friends, Lost the Group!, Sucking Fumes, Tourist Trap, and Another Random Encounter

Day Eight: Friday, Aug 18, 2000
    Maggie Valley to Pisgah Inn, North on the Parkway, Back to Asheville and the Inn -- 235 miles
    Foggy Mountain Climb, The Blustery Day, Riding the Rally, Mount Mitchell, Little Switzerland, the 360 Degree Switchback, RAIN!, Shortcut back to the Inn, Driving in the Clouds and the Room with a View

Day Nine: Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000
    Pisgah Inn to Deals Gap, Blue Ridge Parkway back to the Inn -- 242 miles
    More Fog, Snaking Along NC 28, Deals Gap again, The Black Night again, Lost the Group AGAIN, Back on the Parkway, CRASH!, a Round of Applause

Day Ten: Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000
    Pisgah Inn, NC., to Jackson, Tn. -- 450 miles
    Even More Fog, Last Ride on the Parkway, RAIN again, One More Time with the Black Knight, Blazing Run Across the Cherohala Skyway, Racing across Southern Tennessee, Will We Ever get There?

Day Eleven: Monday, Aug. 21, 2000
    Jackson, Tn., to Dallas, Tx. -- 610 miles
    HOT!, Exciting Exit Ramps? HOTTER!, A Cold Front?, Almost Home

Day Twelve: Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2000
    Dallas, Tx. to Huntsville, Tx. -- 187 miles
    HOT!, Shopping for a Bike, Load'em on the Trailer, Home at last!!

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