Tuesday I left my friend's home in Martinsville VA at 7:30AM on my ride home to Madison, Indiana.
First leg was to take approx 3 hours via VA Rt. 58.
Rain was anticipated, but never to the level found.
I dressed for the occasion with rain gear and ran into the anticipated rain before going over the first mountain range. As we started to gain elevation I noticed a little fog; which quickly turned into "pea soup".
Fastest speed I could safely keep was 20 mph - could not find a place to turn off - could not pick a spot to turn around for fear of on coming traffic. I kept moving slow and easy with my flashers on. Luckily no traffic followed and none came from the other direction. I could only tell I was going uphill because the engine required acceleration. Then I felt ease on the accelerator and found crest of the mountain and then downhill came.
I was never so happy to see fog lift then when getting off that mountain.
I was thankful for all safety courses and tips or advice I have read and shared over the years.
Under normal conditions I would have expected to arrive into Abingdon VA by 11 AM.
However once I realized that I missed one of my turn offs due to the fog, and I had to backtrack and loose an hour -and- having to find a place to change into dry clothes - having stopped for lunch in Damascus VA - I arrived into Abingdon at 1PM
Eventually making it north into KY and home after a long 14 hour day.
Retrospect - this ride should not have been attempted, but more rain was forecasted for the following days and I had to get home.
My K1200GT handled superbly and am delighted to be back on a BMW again.
If you are ever in Madison, Indiana look me up and we will share a cup of coffee
Regards to all