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Glad you made the trip safely.....

Must add, when Iam on the road, I usually ride out the heavy rain at the motel or delay leaving for hrs, just isn't worth it unless your on a time crunch (which I understand)
The traffic at rally's has been getting worse and the local economy relies on the revenue ....so watch the speed thru local areas

HAVE A GREAT TIME and SAFE TRIP HOME
Bruce, thanks for the words of support. It was two things. We were in a time crunch, plus the weather forecast indicated the weather would not change for two days, so we had to "man up."

I just checked the weather report, and yes, we would still be waiting for the weather to clear, so "all is good" :-).
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We just found online some vendors are at "Barefoot Landing" towards North Myrtle Beach. We will check this out tomorrow.
We also found a fair number of vendors by the Beaver Bar.

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Day-5: Oh yeah, oh yeah we are in Myrtle Beach! It was a relatively short day ride from the Iron Horse Motorcycle Lodge, maybe 400 miles. We road through some beautiful mountain country. The last 40-miles into Myrtle beach sucked, sucked sucked. Stop and go traffic the whole way. I do not know why. We had our first "rally beers" at "Suck Bang Blow" tonight. Let the festivities begin!
Day-9-ish: We had a great time at bike week. Weather has been almost perfect except for one downpour. Good news is my underwear was cleaned without taking them off! Also, my liver hurts!

Drivers here are also very dangerous for motorcycles. You have to keep your head on a "swivel". Too many close calls. Suck Bang Blow and the Beaver Bar were entertaining. SBB has some good live bands and quite hot bartenders.

Glad to be heading back to Colorado tomorrow. First stop is Copperhead Lodge in Georgia: Copperhead Lodge ? Copperhead Lodge . This stop is on my brother's "bucket list". Next short stop is Nashville. We have never been there and want to experience one day in the "music area" downtown.

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Suck, Bang, Blow at Murrell's Inlet. If you are set on staying towards the north end - Look up "Captain Archies"
We did not look up "Captain Archies", but did stop at "Suck, Bang, Blow" a couple nights. Good music one night, not so good another night. Still a fun stop, thanks!
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Day-9-ish: We had a great time at bike week. Weather has been almost perfect except for one downpour. Good news is my underwear was cleaned without taking them off! Also, my liver hurts!

Drivers here are also very dangerous for motorcycles. You have to keep your head on a "swivel". Too many close calls. Suck Bang Blow and the Beaver Bar were entertaining. SBB has some good live bands and quite hot bartenders.

Glad to be heading back to Colorado tomorrow. First stop is Copperhead Lodge in Georgia: Copperhead Lodge ? Copperhead Lodge . This stop is on my brother's "bucket list". Next short stop is Nashville. We have never been there and want to experience one day in the "music area" downtown.
Left Myrtle Beach and rode from South Carolina, to North Carolina and landed in Georgia at Copperhead Lodge. Very nice lodge accommodating motorcycles, however rather expensive Our two room cabin cost about $200 for the night. Our cabin had a hot tub, garage for the bikes, BBQ grill, and fine accommodations in the cabin. On the way to Copperhead we road through "Caesar's Head". This is an incredible ride with waterfalls along our route. The roads were quite twisty (Colorado-like) with 15/20 MPH curves in abundance. See: https://southcarolinaparks.com/caesars-head . I recommend this route!

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Left Myrtle Beach and rode from South Carolina, to North Carolina and landed in Georgia at Copperhead Lodge. Very nice lodge accommodating motorcycles, however rather expensive Our two room cabin cost about $200 for the night. Our cabin had a hot tub, garage for the bikes, BBQ grill, and fine accommodations in the cabin. On the way to Copperhead we road through "Caesar's Head". This is an incredible ride with waterfalls along our route. The roads were quite twisty (Colorado-like) with 15/20 MPH curves in abundance. See: https://southcarolinaparks.com/caesars-head . I recommend this route!
We rode the “Tail of the Dragon” today between Copperhead Lodge to Nashville. The “Tail of the Dragon” is absolutely not for beginners. See: https://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/...ow/1588036002/ . There have been between 1-4 deaths each year since 2000. It has 318 curves in 11 miles. There was an eclectic mix of dressers (Harleys), Sport Bikes, dirt bikes and race cars on this road. It was crazy. My brother and I are spending tonight in Nashville. It is a hustling place with terrible traffic; exploding from growth. Downtown had a college atmosphere with more restaurants and bars with musicians than you can image. One place has a different band on each of its three floors. I have never seen so many young females in these bars. If a young man can't get laid in Nashville he needs to look into the mirror.

Headed to Kansas City tomorrow.

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We rode the “Tail of the Dragon” today between Copperhead Lodge to Nashville. The “Tail of the Dragon” is absolutely not for beginners. See: https://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/...ow/1588036002/ . There have been between 1-4 deaths each year since 2000. It has 318 curves in 11 miles. There was an eclectic mix of dressers (Harleys), Sport Bikes, dirt bikes and race cars on this road. It was crazy. My brother and I are spending tonight in Nashville. It is a hustling place with terrible traffic; exploding from growth. Downtown had a college atmosphere with more restaurants and bars with musicians than you can image. One place has a different band on each of its three floors. I have never seen so many young females in these bars. If a young man can't get laid in Nashville he needs to look into the mirror.

Headed to Kansas City tomorrow.
Myrtle Beach Day 12:

We left Nashville this morning. My brother headed back to Sarasota Florida, about 750 miles. He made the ride in ~12 hours, so a good haul. I rode from Nashville through Kentucky, Illinois, and Missouri to Kansas City tonight. Only 550 miles, but also about 2-hours less time.

The traffic heading into downtown Nashville was at a standstill on the highway when I headed out. Luckily, I was heading the opposite direction. People drive with reckless abandon in Tennessee. I don't know what it takes to get a ticket. I saw cars driving 20-mph over the speed limit past cops, and nothing?

The temperature started in the mid-50s, and ended in the low 90s through Missouri. A hot, humid ride for sure.

The other side of the highway in Kentucky was shut down due to a truck accident. The truck looked flattened and was upside down. There was a long, miles long line of vehicles waiting for the road to clear.

Illinois State Troopers were "thick as thieves", especially around construction areas with reduce speed limits. Beware!

I did see the St. Louis Gateway Arch: https://www.archpark.org/ .

I hit Kansas City around 4:00 pm, just in time for the Friday rush hour traffic. Traffic is bad here too, but didn’t seem as hopeless as Nashville.

Weather permitting, I should be home tomorrow night. Looks like rain and afternoon Thunderstorms.

That is that…

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Myrtle Beach Day 12:

We left Nashville this morning. My brother headed back to Sarasota Florida, about 750 miles. He made the ride in ~12 hours, so a good haul. I rode from Nashville through Kentucky, Illinois, and Missouri to Kansas City tonight. Only 550 miles, but also about 2-hours less time.

The traffic heading into downtown Nashville was at a standstill on the highway when I headed out. Luckily, I was heading the opposite direction. People drive with reckless abandon in Tennessee. I don't know what it takes to get a ticket. I saw cars driving 20-mph over the speed limit past cops, and nothing?

The temperature started in the mid-50s, and ended in the low 90s through Missouri. A hot, humid ride for sure.

The other side of the highway in Kentucky was shut down due to a truck accident. The truck looked flattened and was upside down. There was a long, miles long line of vehicles waiting for the road to clear.

Illinois State Troopers were "thick as thieves", especially around construction areas with reduce speed limits. Beware!

I did see the St. Louis Gateway Arch: https://www.archpark.org/ .

I hit Kansas City around 4:00 pm, just in time for the Friday rush hour traffic. Traffic is bad here too, but didn’t seem as hopeless as Nashville.

Weather permitting, I should be home tomorrow night. Looks like rain and afternoon Thunderstorms.

That is that…
Myrtle Beach Day 12:

I spent the night in Kansas City. It was raining hard this morning so I was delayed about 90-minutes heading out. There is some serious weather in the Midwest right now, (heavy thunderstorms, tornados, hail and winds).

I checked the Accuweather radar in Salina KS and saw a line of storms was soon approaching but I had a window to get to my next stop which was Oakley KS. I thought I could “shoot the gap” but did hit a few miles of heavy rain and a little hail. I was first hit in on my left shoulder which caught my attention! I was then hit three times on my helmet. I couldn’t imagine what would have happened to me without a helmet. Luckily that was the only hail.

When I left Oakley KS I had no T-Mobile phone service to check the Accuweather weather radar. I rode through some incredible “shift shaping” low hanging cloud formations that I have never seen, even as a pilot. Maybe because I would not be flying in this type of weather.

About 10-miles out of Limon CO I rode into a black wall of 42 degree temperature, rain and wind. It turned from day to night when I entered the dark wall. I limped riding 45 mph and limited visbility in heavy ran with my hazard lights blinking into Limon CO quite soaked and waited about two hours for the weather to clear. I left in lighter rain, but from the Accuweather radar I saw I only had a few miles before it cleared.

4129.5 miles round trip. Max distance between stops was 209.8 miles. I had 0.6 gallons of gas left in the tank! That said, my pile of wet clothes are in the laundry, and all is good!

Great to be home!

That is “a wrap”…

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