A day of solitude on the open road - no contact with anyone from RFTW - I pressed on in front of them, eager to get to Odessa and wanting to be with my own personal thoughts away from anything else. It's a funny thing - wait all year for this event to begin that bring
s old warriors and friends together for comraderie and focus and then to avoid the experience by purposeful solitude is somwhat of a paradox. Memories are a powerful motivator and some memories are simply better left forgotten.

The day turned hot and windy - ran MARINE4 hard and she responded magnificently - nothing to take pictures of - the terrain is flat, dry, and brown - west Texas is wide open country and for me, like some memories, is best left behind.