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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:19 pm 
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I rode about 150 miles on Sunday and found a small quaint place to camp in Elkins West Virginia. The name of it was Pegasus Campground. The owners Mark and Bonnie were awesome…extremely kind and friendly. Because it is “pre” camping season, I was the only one there. I had 40 acres to myself!

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They had a giant stage in the center of the campground and I asked if I could set my tent up on the stage and sleep there. It was so cool sleeping on such a big stage overlooking the campground. The stage was at least 15 ft off the ground so it almost felt like camping in a tree house.

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I slept really well till 3:30am when I heard a bunch of howling and I purposefully stayed up till sunrise then fell back asleep. It spooked me…but in the morning Mark said that it was "just" some packs of wild coyotes. :shock:

I made some special t-shirts for the ride. Each day I can ride for someone different:
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I was back on the road by 1 pm and around 4pm I pulled into a gas station to fill up. As I was pulling in I heard a “pop”. My trailer tire hit a pothole pulling in and it pinched the inner tube, causing it to go flat. Andrew the attendant, took the wheel off and patched it. He was an extremely nice guy and did not charge me a dime. How nice.
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I spent most of the day climbing huge mountain ranges and it really slowed me down. At times I was going less than 10 MPH! The scenery was breathtaking and at 10 MPH I was able to see all of it in great detail!

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I was behind schedule so I jumped into a dollar store and bought some little Vienna sausages in a can and some trail mix. That was dinner. BTW – WOW are those sausages BAD! they taste like soggy hotdogs. They actually tasted SO bad, I was laughing out loud as I was eating them. I washed them down with some trail mix and was back on the road. I was on 250 East towards Richmond and stopped in a small town about an hour past Montery VA. I was driving down the street and ran into a bunch of scooter guys! I asked them where I could find a cheap campground and one of the scooter guys, Teddy, offered to let me set up my tent in his back yard!! He even had wifi for me to do my updates…so I am in my tent in Teddy’s back yard right now, updating my blog. I am going to be back on the road by 6:30am because I HAVE to be in Myrtle Beach by April 19th to participate in a candle light vigil for the Horry County Crisis Center.
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So that was day one! I will try to post tomorrow evening if I have wifi!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:21 pm 
DAY 1

Sweet! :highfive:

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:53 pm 
AWESOME!

Definitely going to be following this!

BTW let me know if you come through OR, id definitly hook you up with an oil change and some NW hospitality!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:10 pm 
What an AWESOME thing you're doing!! If you want to bypass Mexico we are 100% willing to welcome you in NEW MEXICO and call it even!! Will you be coming thru here? If so, let us know and we will help you out with whatever we can :highfive:
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Awesome! :highfive:

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where is that route ppl are talking about? i never saw it...

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:10 pm 
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where is that route ppl are talking about? i never saw it...


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:41 pm 
It appears that if your going on an epic journey on a Ruckus you can't have a license plate! I'll have to take mine off before I go ;)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:20 am 
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:44 am 
I offer up any help, services and parts if you will be coming through Portland Oregon. Unfortunately I might not be here due to going down to Cali for the Super Sunday event. Good luck and safe travels!!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:58 am 
Nice write up, I'm defo going to be following this.
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Just saw this.. Awesome..

i saw the map on his website.. i wonder if he has a link to the actual google map.. was wondering where in NC will he pass thru

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:45 am 
Hey Tommy, I am so glad for you I am crying tears of joy! I am so glad I can cry today, which really allows me to be the man that I am. I love how we can be inspirations for one another. I hope many people get to know you as I have come to know you, even for just a brief moment in their lives, and even only a small portion. We all enrich each other on this wonderful journey and life is meant to be enjoyed!!! Many safe travles, and send me the pics of us working on the trailer so I can post some on the site! Love ya, Jim and Jackie!


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Best of luck to ya brother...... donation monies here for ya when ya make it up to Seattle.

Enjoy the ride! :highfive:


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