The next day good weather was on the horizon but the morning started out misty. The ferry lifted off from Cedar Island with all in a good mood. The storm from the previous evening left the seas rough so bikes were chocked and riders commanded to stay with their bikes for the 2 hour crossing.
As we settled into our motel in Manteo there was only one problem: who would ride with Kevin to Murphy the next day? The answer was no one! The rider leader was alone. In sympathy or maybe pity Bill Squier offered to ride with Kevin. Only trouble was Bill's bike was the troublesome one in need of a new battery. In the end Kevin decided to postpone and enjoyed the rest of the weekend with the group on the Outer Banks.
While there was no Iron Butt that year the success and popularity of the Outer Banks portion of the trip sparked the start of nine straight years of a Raleigh HOG Outer Banks weekend.
Midway across the central part of the state I got a picture in the town of Troy in Montgomery county.