Day Eight: random road in Texas to San Diego

September 4th Miles 2585-3560 So today my dyna wide glide, Eowyn, and I completed our very first Iron Butt. For those who don’t know, an iron butt does not have to do with what could happen to you if camp overnight at a truck stop. Rather it’s when you ride 1000 miles in one day. Granted, I didn’t exactly get to 1000 miles but I figured it was close enough and wasn’t worth riding around the block several hundred times just to get it exactly right. So today, starting at about 7am and finishing around 10:30pm, through 4 states, a couple mountain ranges, and crossing a 300 mile long desert with temperatures reaching around 110 degrees, I completed my first iron butt to get to San Diego. When I woke up at dawn, I found that my foot and thigh were actually much more sore then when I went to
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Day Seven: Palestine, TX to Random road off the highway in Texas

September 3rd Miles 2050-2585 Wow, Texas is a big state. This was the only day so far that I spent the whole day in only one state, and by the end I still wasn’t even done. I was hoping this morning to be able to spend a little more time with my friend Bouie, but unfortunately he’d been called in to work today. So I woke up with them at around 6:45 as him and his wife were heading out. As much as I wanted to hang around until they got off in the afternoon, I didn’t think I could really afford the time in terms of getting to San Diego and eventually to Portland in order to meet up with my friends on time for the hike. So we said our goodbyes and finished packing up before hitting the road. One stop I had to make early in the
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