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January 26, 2017

The Leeper Bros and Powers Bike Shop vs. Rays.

This past weekend was fast, Rays was really badass and like every trip, it came with some challenges. Chad Powers invited us on a rays trip with him and 10 other dudes. A few of the fellas were from the VA Beach area and the other half were from Richmond. The van carried all dudes, their bikes and the bags they brought with them, then Shane and I followed behind in my Honda. Everyone met up met at Powers Friday after work, hung out for a little while waiting for Shane and myself to get off work, which was awesome of them. We ended up getting on the road around 6:30/7pm, drove through the night and got to our hotel in ClevelandSaturday morning at 2:30am. We all got a couple hours of sleep and was at Rays by 10:30/11 that morning. It was cool how nice every body was at the front desk when we walked in, the hospitality there is amazing. We ended up staying at Rays almost the entire time they were open. In the mix of it all, I enjoyed getting to watch all the dudes on the trip ride there, everyone killed it. Definitely one thing that was hard to do there, was make myself take breaks haha. Its really easy to keep going without stopping at that park. After Rays heading back to the hotel, Chads van ended up giving him problems and broke down on the highway for a bit. He ended up getting the van back to the hotel that night and by the next morning, he had a buddy there helping get it fixed. They got it running again but if I remember correctly the guy said he had a blown head gasket, but don’t quote me on that. After Chad got the van situation figured out that Sunday morning. Plan was to pack up and get the van home. Everyone relax at the hotel for a little bit till check out, gathered their stuff and we all hit the road. We made it maybe 10 miles from the hotel and the van called it again. Luckily he was able to make it off the highway into a parking lot to park it. Chad and a few of the dudes devised themselves a few plans and after a few hours of figuring it out, they rented a decent size Suv to get everyone home. There were 11 bikes on the roof strapped down, 2 bikes in the back with all of the stuff from the van packed in, and 8 guys rolling back to Richmond Plus the Honda with the rest of us. Have to say it was an interesting trip.
-Dillon Leeper’

 

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January 26, 2017