...400 miles to the east, to my home town of Pipestone, Minnesota.....on a 50hp, 24 year old motorcycle, in mid October.....just for the heck of it. I will be taking advantage of a two-day weather window that will have the midday temps in the low 70's, though my morning 'launch' tomorrow will be in the mid 40's. The skies will be mostly clear for the duration, though on the home end, late Tuesday evening will bring mid 40's and rain, maybe a freezing mix, so I will need to beat that, and should...if nothing goes seriously wrong. I will stay the night at a hotel, get up on Monday morning, have breakfast, poke around the town of about 4500 and briefly revisit some old haunts, take some photos....reminisce silently about my first eighteen years spent here, then ride 400 miles westward and home. Just for the heck of it.