Hi fellow moto-heads!!
This is my first time posting a Day Trippin' adventure... So I expect you to treat me as kindly as the first virgin you deflowered. So your options are to love me and leave me... or offer valuable tricks of the trade to make my next experience better than the first.
My boyfriend and I recently embarked upon a weekend ride from N.C. to Cape May N.J.
Weekends are hard to come by in retail... and what better way to make the most of a weekend off than by spending 2 days on 2 wheels?
Matthew's parents (from Gales Ferry, CT) spend their yearly summer vacation in Cape May, New Jersey.
Since I had the weekend off and we were both itching for a ride, we decided to ride from N.C. to N.J. for the weekend. Unfortunately, since we only had two days available for riding we decided to take the highway for most of the journey. However, riding is riding... and the love of riding is not limited to twisting side roads no matter how preferable they may be.
We set off on Saturday morning with throttle hands itching for that glorious twist that freshens the soul with that burst of wind and speed. As we rode our helmet intercoms are alive with squeals of glee (from Matthew of course) and constant declarations of "I LOVE RIDING" from both of us. Our story is best told through our pictures, which I will now share with you.
|Gassing up... its a little early for a Karrie|
|Tanks full with a Premium Breakfast and we are ready to hit the road!|
|First pee and caffeine stop just before the V.A. border. This is Matthew's BMW... obviously confused by the human need for pee and caffeine stops. |
|Karrie sporting some really awesome helmet head|
|The happy travelers. At this point the sky began to look a little menacing. We elected for rain gear and looked forward to a cooling storm as the temperature was already flirting with 90.|
|Our first fuel stop and we made a new friend. We were a little confused by a random bear outside of a random gas station... however we had fun with him none the less. |
|Matthew was apparently upset at Mr. Bear attempting to grab my boob in the last photo... what a man!|
|From this point forward "chhheeeeese" was replace by "bearr balls" (sorry mom and Nancy but it was funny!!) |
|Fueled up, caffeined up and bladders empty we are ready to get back on the road. |
|Karrie and her Tiger... At the beginning of this journey Ms. Tiggy was a baby with only 600 miles on her ODO.|
|Action shot provided by Matthew. :) I am not sure where we are at this point. Matthew will have to update this entry with locations. |
|Matthew and his GS. His bumper sticker causes many giggles for both of us as well as the occasional passer-by. It states, "Drive Carefully! Most people are caused by accident" Love it!!|
|For the record... that is an oil stain beneath me... I promise|
|And yes... there are more pictures of the bikes than anything else... it just goes to prove how much we love them! They are our vehicles of ultimate pleasure and independence! |
|Matthew's BMW sitting pretty! At one point in this journey he will reach 7777 miles on his ODO!|
|On the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, both sporting our Triangle Brewery shirts.... you are welcome Rick and Andy. And if you haven't heard of them... http://www.trianglebrewery.com/index.html. Free tours with free samples every Saturday in Durham, NC! Tell Rick and Andy Karrie and Matt sent you and you will get a FREE hug!|
|The Bikes on the ferry. A word of advise.. if you have Lo-Jack keep your keys near your bike to avoid alert phone calls! As you can see, there were two other bikes on the ferry. Matthew and I being avid riders always try to connect with other riders to share stories etc. I especially get excited to see other female riders. They appeared to be a couple with the woman on the V-Rod and the man on the Fat Boy with license plates from Quebec. We were disappointed to find that they were not very friendly. |
|We arrive shortly after our ferry ride and Matthew quickly settles in for a beer and a laugh with his dad!|
Matthew entertaining his family with stories! One in particular is the time I mistakenly threw away his most prized recipes. We laugh about it now... but the wound has never quite completely healed for Matthew.
|Sunday morning, following a nights stay with the Pistels and co. we catch the early ferry back and begin our 400 mile ride home. The other biker on this ferry was extremely pleasant. This was his first long ride on his new motorcycle. We wish him many safe and happy rides to come!|
|Karrie feeling a little green around the gills... |
|Self-portrait with a pathetic Karrie. This is prior to a nap under Matthew's shirt which led to raspberries and giggles! |
|After the ferry crossing we decided on a hearty breakfast at Rehoboth Diner, which turned out to be extremely delicious!|
|In true Karrie and Matthew style... we could not resist the opportunity to take goofy pictures!|
|Our delicious breakfast...|
|At a gas/caffeine/pee stop we came across this lovely little mud-hole. We could not resist the opportunity to sling a little mud... and so embarked on a few minutes of fun before setting off again.|
|Karrie's first run through the mud-hole...|
|Matthew's first run through the mud-hole.... my trigger happy finger did not quite catch the splash... which meant Matthew had to go again... he was soooooo disappointed!|
|Our lunch stop in which we relived our mud-hole adventure... as seen through Matthews facial depiction in the photos below. |
|I finally have mud on my boots and bike!!|
|Matthew's mud-splattered GS|
|Karrie's bug gutted tiger|
|And at 8:00 pm we arrive back to Fuquay-Varina, NC. We are exhausted and thrilled at our journey. We immediately begin to plan the next...|
Check out our adventure http://greatmotoadventure.blogspot.com/
We are also planning a trip from N.C. to C.T. during our time in New England we want to tour as many New England states as possible. We are hoping to gain some advise from our fellow ADV riders on roads, campsites and places to eat.