Trippin’ on Two Wheels – On the Road – Part IV

| 5/18/2009 1:40:41 PM

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Dennis on the ferry crossing the St. Johns.
Day Four: Dennis Gage on the ferry heading across the St. Johns
River in Florida, heading for St. Augustine.

Our man in the field Neale Bayly logs his final report from his 1,000-mile ride with SPEED TV’s Dennis Gage and Dennis’ son, Sam. The trio rode classic bikes from Indiana to Florida for the 10th Annual Riding Into History classic motorcycle show, for a trip that’ll morph into episode six of Gage’s award-winning show Trippin' on Two Wheels and will also be featured in the pages of Motorcycle Classics.

Neale writes:
“So we wake up to a rainstorm in Savannah, and Trip Master D makes a corporate decision to stay in the lobby drinking coffee and shooting the breeze. Well, the fact that he didn’t want a mutiny on his hands as none of us wanted to load the Mommy van in the rain is closer to the truth. It made sense though, cause we have such a lot of sensitive electrical gear that wouldn’t appreciate being soaking wet.

“Waiting out the rain actually made for the next adventure as we now had to haul the mail. We needed to make an appointment Dennis had set to meet the Riding into History guys on the other side of the St. Johns River. So after a quick fuel stop we stayed in the saddle for 131 miles without stopping to make our appointment.

“It was all Interstate, so we got to really put the old bikes to test. Hitting 80mph at one point, Old Mother Goose had somehow lost her speed weave, we made the distance in just over two hours. It was a real hoot and at one point we passed a Honda Goldwing and a big Metric cruiser. They didn’t stand for it for long, as a few miles later they passed us back At Speed, but we had a great laugh watching them go by. It really pissed it down at times, so full wet gear was the order of the day. Sam was suffering a bit from some bad sunburn and staying up too late, but adult ADD boy and I were grinning like a pair of fools and keeping the throttles pinned.

Dennis and the Riding Into History Crew
Almost at the end: Dennis and the boys meet up with some of the
crew from Riding Into History for a final blast into St. Augustine, Florida.

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