Rolling Thunder 2015 – Day 9 – Washington, DC – Visit Luke and Drop off my bike.

Rolling Thunder 2015

Total distance: 25.25 mi
Download file: RT-7-2a.gpx


Today’s Mileage: 25 miles

Total Trip Mileage so far: 1233 miles

I am listening to: Nothing today.


On Wednesday or Thursday I had received an emergency work request that would require me to either get home in a big hurry or leave my bike in the DC area and return home for a few days to take care of the issue at hand.   I contacted my old friend Luke and found that he still lived in the DC area and arranged to leave my bike at his place for a couple of weeks.  It had been so many years since I had seen Luke I was not even sure if he still lived and worked in the DC…but he was still here so we had a great excuse to get together and visit.  While Sandy took off for the art museums, I rode my bike about an hour south to Luke’s place in Maryland.  I just left most of my gear since I would be coming back and that made packing for the quick trip home pretty easy.  Luke took me back to the hotel and on Tuesday morning I flew home with Sandy.   I got the work issue taken care of but I stayed home a few more days as my 50th high school reunion was the weekend of June 6th.

Tom Carter
Franklin, Tennessee

Mechanical Engineering Consultant

Motorcycle Rider/ Racer/ Tester

Husband/ Dad/ Grandfather/ Great-Grandfather

Planet Earth Arrival 1947

First rode a motorcycle around 1958

Still riding today…