In the morning, Sandy made a wonderful breakfast for me before I left to go to the bike dealer.
I arrived at the dealer at 9:00 am and they finished the 18K checkup by 3 pm. I went out for a snack and lunch and answered a few emails whenever I had access to WiFi.
We inspected the tires and the mechanic suggested that we postpone the tire replacement because they looked like they would still be good for a few thousand miles.
After paying for the bill, I left Cleveland and headed home. I only took a few short breaks and I was home by 7:15 pm. I unpacked, cleaned up the bags and the bike, sorted things out, checked my mail, had supper from the food that my sister left me ( thanks Sis ) and then took a much needed shower. All I have to do tomorrow is trim my hair (both of them) and shave and I will almost be presentable again.
After 8536 km (5335 miles), 414 liters (110 US gal) of gas costing $445 Dollars (US) at a gas mileage of 4.82 l/100km (48.8 mpg) my trip has finally come to and end.
I want to take the time to thank everyone again for helping me make this a very enjoyable and memorable trip. I saw a lot of interesting sights, did a lot of different things and met a lot of wonderful people along the way but what made the trip special for me, was the fact that I was able to visit with some great friends along the way and I had the support of an awesome family and wonderful friends back home. Thank you to all.
I read a saying in the ” Panera Bread ” diner in Columbus that more or less describes my adventure and it goes like this :
” Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail ” which is a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Where one adventure ends, another one begins.
To be continued.