2018 Gathering of Eagles: Day 1
|Your passenger lofting a balloon full of water over a post, just|
one of the biker games that await us at Gathering of Eagles.
We found our way to SR 460, and passed over Interstate 77. This highway is the north-south route that divides Charlotte. Shortly after, we would return to the Tar Heel State, but only for a few miles. Forty-Nine took us over Lake Wylie. I looked for a spot to stop and take picture, as it was a scenic area, but the traffic was heavy, and it was a bridge. Somewhere while rolling over the water, we made our way back to South Carolina, too.
|Some of the bikes during our Ralph Barnard Poker Run,|
this one was on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Trips, here is a map of our route
across South Carolina.
Once we joined up with US-74 I could breathe a little easier. You guessed it, dual lane highway with sweeping corners, and the liquid was replaced with rays of sunshine. Maybe it had been that I was distracted by the curves, and feeling whether the tires were still gripping, but once we got this wide expanse of asphalt, the saddle felt hard. I shifted on the seat to find another position, which would ease the pain for a few miles. We passed Stecoah, a sign that we were close. Tighter curves returned to the road leading up to the Fontana Village Resort. It also made the soreness disappear.
Once in the resort, we found our way to the front desk. The pain was returning as we wondered about, but there was no stopping until we rolled under the overhang. Parked there were a couple of bikes we recognized. As we eased ourselves off the saddle, we greeted our fellow Cruiser Club Members. The greeting extended, as we were covertly trying to walk off the day’s ride. After checking in, we made our way to our cabin. The only other riding we would do was to make our way to another cabin to enjoy a cookout and registration.
Fontana Village Resort: www.fontanavillage.com
Southeastern Rider Magazine: www.southeasternrider.com