Originally Posted by tumbleweed
Gilles just got well fed on barbeque and should be clearing Odessa about right now, about 4 PM CST. He is facing a stiff wind right in the nose as he continues west to El Paso. He said he would try to reach AZ before calling it a day. That will be a long day. We had a good visit over lunch--I must ride to LA now for a payback!
Lynn, I thought of you when riding by Beaumont. You are on for a BBQ in CA. Just come on down buddy!!!
I facer strong winds all the way to California, experienced dust storms in AZ where the sky turned brown with a near zero visibility, rain storm right after that (with a hint of hail), and snow and slush on I-10 past Palms Springs where the the 10 and 60 freeways meet. Pretty unbelievable!!!
I also learned that my gear was for the most part waterproof. After riding in heavy rain for a few hours my fingers got a little wet (heated grips on high made sure they never got cold) and my feet got a little damp. I guess that only rubber would have been totally waterproof in that weather!
The Gerbing gear is a fantastic invention!!! I never got cold on that trip! Ever!
I made home at 8:00 p.m. last night, took a hot bath and a stiff drink!
Life is good!!!
After over 2500 miles in 4 days I now know why LD riders get a custom seat. Ouch!!!
The LT is a fantastic miles eating machine!!! Recommend it top your friends!
My low beam burnt out on the last day and I finished the trip with the PIAAs without a hitch.
Funny thing I noticed... I saw more Harleys in trailers than on the road...!
I'll post more details later... Gotta go back to sleep...
Gilles & Kathy
2011 Ostra Gray RT
06 Mercedes-Benz E350 Estate (parts and people hauler)
2012 BMW X3 (parts and people hauler)
86 Porsche 911 Cabriolet (my "new" baby)
For her I climbed the highest mountain!
For her I swam across the deepest ocean! For her I walked through the largest desert!
And then she left me... She said I was never home!!!
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