It's about this time of the run that conversations come around to the various carcasses we've seen along the way and the support crew shared their sightings over lunch. Yeah, we're weird that way. Web guy Ken always thinks it's because we're all delirious from lack of sleep, and I'm not discounting that possibility, but the reality is that we see a lot of stuff at 35-50 miles an hour that you might not catch at higher speeds.
There are no pictures to go with this, and gee, why would anyone want them, but we've realized what critters are in particular areas. From the usual rodent and small mammals like squirrels, chipmunks and skunks, we were surprised when we were naming off sightings and heard Vicki had seen a small juvenile bear in Maryland. There have been porcupine, raccoon and even an otter in addition to the many deer. There was already an armadillo sighting too, and we're still in Missouri.
Fortunately we've also seen some alive stuff, like turtles, deer and turkeys. We're keeping an eye out for what's next, and hoping nobody hits any of them. We prefer to leave no footprint behind us. Other than that trail of fossil fuel, of course. These motorcycles were built as total oil loss machines, after all.....