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Taking a Wild Ride

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Originally Published in Southeastern Rider Magazine, October 2017

So I’m going to start off with a confession. Nothing wild really happened during this ride except for the destination, the Pee Dee River National Wildlife Refuge. These preserves can be a great destination, and make for an enjoyable day when you pair it with a scenic route. It was a Sunday in May, mid-morning, and we had a good sized breakfast in our bellies. We were looking to check out the wildlife area, then find a place for a bite to eat. Being from Indiana, I’m used to cool temperatures still hanging around on May mornings, but Tar Heel weather is a bit warmer this time of year. After filling the belly of my Honda VTX 1800, we headed south on Highway 200, also known as Central Avenue.
It took a few minutes for the V-Twin engine to heat up and mix with the cool air whipping by. The sky had much more blue than gray, and the sun was also helping to warm things up. After we crossed Highway 24/27, we took a left turn on…