Thanks, everyone. It was a fun, but tough ride. The Spank Rally
is a 24-hour endurance rally. Basically, it's a 1,000-mile scavenger hunt on motorcycles.
We started out of Hot Springs, Arkansas at 8 am Saturday and finished Sunday morning. The rain came down about 2 pm, and never stopped all night long. I got to ride some of my favorite Arkansas roads, and discover a few new ones.
After the rally, I got to visit with my 95 year-old grandma, and also spend some time with Grif working on the bike, and Channing chatting about life, family, and solving the world's problems. It's been a great trip.
I'll do a full write-up as soon as I get back home.
And yes, the bike survived, despite ingesting an entire bird through the intake snorkel. It did run a bit rough for a while though.