Ending Time: 9:29 PM Mountain Daylight Time (10:29 CDT)
Day One Riding Time - 14 Hours 54 Minutes
Day One Mileage - 1069
Rest Break - The Days Inn, Santa Rosa, NM (7hrs 24 mins)
Starting Date: Sunday 8/30/09
Starting Time: 4:53 AM Mountain Daylight Time (5:53 am CDT)
Starting Location: Santa Rosa, NM
Ending Location: Charleston, MO
Day Two Riding Time: 15 hours 28 Mins
Day Two Mileage - 1069
Two Day Recap:
Total 2 Day Riding Time: 30 hrs 18 mins.
Total 2 Day Mileage: 2138
Mileage Calculation Methods:
Honda Gold Wing Odometer-2138
I was blessed with beautiful weather for most of the ride with two exceptions. I ran into moderate rain Saturday night near Santa Rosa, NM and again, about daylight, Sunday morning returning. Other than that, blue skies with mid 70's to low 80's temps.
The visual highlight of the ride came at daybreak Sunday morning as I re-crossed the New Mexico/Texas border (near Shamrock, NM) on the return (east) leg. The sun slowly rose behind high, thin, rain-streaked clouds. It was siimply beautiful over the arid Texas Panhandle.
After a smooth, uneventful return, I arrived home from Charleston, MO around 10:30 pm (CDT), tired but very satisfied with the ride. It should also be noted, my Wing purred like a contented kitten the entire trip.
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." ~Helen Keller~
My life goes in only one direction ..... forward! ~HBO's Madmen~