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Old May 27th, 2017   #11
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Well we made it home tonight, 710mi. today, 1,840 total over four days. We cut out early due to the thunderstorms brewing. We just skirted around a huge one hitting St. Louis while chasing one that kicked out a tornado warning.

I'm having 2nd thoughts about completing this Mississippi River bicycle ride. The riding is hard enough but having to deal with other things along the way may just take any fun out of it altogether.

Really did enjoy motorcycling in parts of the country that I hadn't before. Red, one of these days we'll meet up.
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Old May 28th, 2017   #12
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Sounds like Memphis area really got clobbered with 70mph winds. We could tell it was a big one as we were high-tailing it through St. Louis on the front edge of the storm.

My ST went over 78,000mi. on the trip, it sure is a great bike. I haven't ridden too much the past couple of years and I could feel it that I was out of riding shape. Real glad I picked up the Baldwin saddle a couple of years ago.

I have Michelin Pilot Road 2 tires that have over 14,000mi. on them now. Sure they could probably go a couple thousand more.
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