The parking lot showed signs of dozens of riders that had already hit the road to their various homes. I know many had significant treks up into the northeast and was pleased to hear later that everyone made it to their destinations safely. With the Trophy loaded up and cinched down, we headed back up to clean up and pack.
From Lexington, KY to home in Fredericksburg, VA it is a simple task of hopping on I-64 and driving east as it passes within 50 miles of our home. A short way down the road we stopped for breakfast, checked the bike in the trailer and continued on our way. Passing into West Virginia, Karen and I simultaneously remembered that we had planned on a visit to Hillbilly Hot Dogs which is just off the Interstate in Lasage, WV.
The Hillbilly Hot Dog compound is quite a sight to behold. A pickers treasure trove. At the main building the line usually stretches outside. As you make your way in, you are greeted at the ordering desk with a smile. If you tip the employees sing the Weenie Song. The menu is quite extensive and the food was really good. Hillbilly Hot Dogs has been featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.
Lastly, I'd like to thank the folks at Team Strange for hosting this event. The staff and the volunteers are awesome. Simply awesome. I can't thank you enough for the experience.
It was good seeing friends in the LD community. Steve Gallant, Rick Armour, Gerry Arel, it was great hanging with you guys. Martin and Lisa, you know that I admire your father/daughter relationship. It is something that I wish I had with my daughters.
Congrats to all the finishers. This was a tough one for me at least.