Honda Homecoming 2003 (July 24-26, 2003)

Each year Honda of America puts on the Honda Homecoming.  The assembly plant is located between the cities of Marysville and Bellefontaine, OH.  The two cities offer 3 days of fun, food and plenty of vendors to turn that ordinary ride into the extraordinary one.  This was the second year at the event, but this year was attended by only my wife and I.  This was her first time riding the bike for more then a few minutes.  But after 2 days she had logged about 250 miles in the back seat.  We rode in both the Bellefontaine and Marysville light parades with some 1500 bikes in the Bellefontaine parade and over 3000 for the Marysville ride.  What a great time.

Me outside the hotel in Marysville, OH
My wife Connie at the Honda Assembly plant.
A great welcome from the Honda associates.
Some of the many motorcycles at the Assembly Plant.
another shot.
and a few of the older bikes in attendance.
Goldwings, Harleys...
and even some custom bikes were at this years event.
This year featured the new Valkyrie Rune.
And the Kenny Stolz racing bike.
And the Goodyear blimp kept a watchful eye over head.
From the odd...
to the odder...
To the ridiculous.  Fun was had by all.
Some of the vendors in Marysville.
And one of my favorite places to shop online were at the show.
One of the chromed out GL1800's (My future ride someday).
To Goldwings with side cars.
and even old Police bikes, a '81 CX500 Deluxe.
and T2 concept bike was on display at the Welcome center.
But the hit of the week was My '82 Honda GL500 Silverwing with this years updates.
A shot of me with my Silverwing with one of Union Counties covered bridges. 
And a shot of one of my additions, the US and Michigan flags and detachable flag poles.
With only the two of us, we trailered the bike to and from the event.
Loaded and ready to head home.
Before we left Ohio, we stopped at the Ohio Caverns.
This may look like a Hollywood monster, but it is actually one of the formations at the caverns.
The formation know as the "Crystal King".  It is millions of years old.  


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