Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Butt Lite IX Recap - Epilogue - We've Got The Weenies!

No story would be complete without documenting the voyage home.  Sunday morning Karen and I slept in a bit before staring our day.  Since Karen came to the finish, she went ahead and brought our little utility trailer so that we could load the bike on it and we could travel together back home.  Slipping on some clothes we ventured out to the parking lot to load the bike before getting cleaned up to leave.

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.

West Virginia Table Decorations
School Bus Dining Areas
Hillbilly Wedding Chapel
For Marry'n Relations
Darth Billy
A Look Around


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.


  1. Nice way to end it....weenie fanfare! Look forward to seeing you at the Void, James!

  2. Great blog. Wish i had the patience to do such a thing. Plenty of time to get ready for the IBR--crush it!! :-)

  3. Thanks for taking the time to write this. Enjoyed reading, felt your pain when things didn't go as planned, and congratulate you on staying the course and finishing.