Since I joined the MTF forum I have always heard about, “The Master’s RTE” and to be honest I kinda’ thought it was just for certain members. I figured that you had to have been a member for X number of years or completed X number of rides. Yea, I know, I’m very naive. It didn’t dawn on my until last year that this RTE happened to be held in
In the past couple months I had been hearing that a lot of folks would be heading to
So 5am on Saturday morning, Mom, Dad, Chris and myself met up with Joey, his parents Jim and Ann as well as Joey’s friend Wes, who had just purchased a new Gold Wing. Pulling out of the BP station the rain was rather light, just enough to cover the shields but not enough to really run down them and the roads were empty till we got towards
As the sun began to rise we started seeing more bikes headed north to the speedway. I later heard from a co-worker that they had bikes lined up on the apron of the track from turn three all the way across the dog leg on the front stretch. Despite the off and on rain showers they had a really good turnout.As we made our way south we continued to move through the bands of rain. These heavy bands of rain would usually be followed by glints of sunshine. During one such break we decided to take a short break for fuel and grab a quick Waffle House tag. Once we headed out, the rain decided to pick up again. It looked like it was going to be like this for the entire ride.
Once we made it to
Once the plugs were cured, I handed Pat a 20 for their work and we set out on our way home. Seeing as how we wouldn’t be back that way anytime soon we decided to hit as many WH’s as we could oh the way home. Jim and Ann headed on home to catch the game while the rest of us went from store to store. We managed to pick up 10 or 11 by heading back around
The trip up was rather un-eventful aside from a slight detour outside of
It was good trip and was the first time riding with Joey and his family, not sure of the overall mileage since I took that detour and then went riding again on Sunday. Chris seemed to really enjoy himself around the LD crowd. Last I heard he was planning on attempting a SS1000 fairly soon. Looking forward to more rides with the Lawson as well as Chris and Wes.
For more photos of the RTE, please go to my fathers photobucket. Link below.