Our Ride Is Coming To An End :o(

Trip Start Jun 18, 2009
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Trip End Jun 23, 2009


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Monday, June 22, 2009

June 22

We had spent the night at the Hampton Inn off of I-81 (http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=DBLVAHX). Our destination today was the Natural Bridge (http://www.naturalbridgeva.com/), and within 90 minutes we reached our destination.

Considering that the only natural bridge that I had known prior to this trip was the now "former" natural bridge of Aruba (former because it collapsed) I have to say that this was an impressive site. We spent about an hour there and then looked at the map for some nice curvey roads to spend the rest of the day on.

Our choice of roads proved succesful, but upon crossing the Blue Ridge Parkway on US501 we got stuck behind two Flintstone cars (appeared to be moving on foot power). Because the roads were extremely curvy it was next to impossible to pass these cars, but I could only take so much, so after what appeared to be a lifetime (i.e. 7 minutes) I passed these cars and was loving life again. The only thing is that I left Rusty behind and assumed that he would remember to meet up at our next planned road highway change. Well after waiting there for about 15 minutes and he did not show I decided to back track and see what had happened. Well to make a long story short we both had assumed that the other had a mishap (gone off the road), so while searching all the curvy roads we all of a sudden passed each other in opposite directions and had a sigh of relief.

We continued our ride and ended the day in Waynesboro where we checked into a Holiday Inn Express (http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/ex/1/en/hotel/waybr). This was our final night on the road. Tomorrow we ride back to Richmond where we have to turn in our bikes by 3pm.

Roads travelled today:
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