There was an official ride today through the local countryside but Moosquatch had volunteered to take a group to Chincoteague and Assateague Islands on the Virginia Coast instead. It was a longer run, about 142 miles one way. We spread the word that we would be pulling out about 9:00 AM and the riders started to gather as the hour approached. Right on time, Moosquatch and his brother Roger pulled in and the group hit the road.
Sherm took second spot and I was near the front but fell to the rear as I blocked the street so all twenty-seven bikes could get out of the lot together. This was good because Sherm and I then had radio communication from the front to the back. I was behind Phillip but soon let him take the very rear because I couldn't hear the intercom over his nasty loud pipes. He didn't mind.
We rode out of town and caught the on ramp to I-64 east. Morning traffic was busy and fast and it took everything we had to keep the group together, but we managed as we rode into the sunrise. We crossed the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel on the way and kept going.
Moosquatch pulled off at a gas station in Virginia Beach for a break and so the shorter range Vulcans could fuel. We met two riders there, one on a 2012 Wing from New Jersey and his partner on a Harley from near Boston. They were homeward bound today.
Today's Route (284 motorcycle miles):
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