I still plan on posting ride updates as I take short day trips and weekend rides, but the lion's share of "big riding" is done a week early. I had originally planned on being on the road this week, traveling down to the Blue Ridge Parkway...until I researched the Blue Ridge Parkway and realized I wanted to spend more than 2 or 3 days riding it. The guides say that an explorative trip down the Parkway can take up to 10 days, it just didn't seem right trying to cram that into 2 or 3. It's nice to know I have another adventure out on the horizon.
There are some valuable things I learned in my travels:
- Always wear long pants and long sleeves when scrambling through mountain forests, with no trails...I'm so itchy.
- Riding a motorcycle in the hot sun for 6 to 8 hours really takes a physical toll on your body. Ending a day with a shower and a good meal is more pleasant than can really be described.
- Riding a motorcycle in the cold wet rain for 6 to 8 hours really takes a physical toll on your body. Ending a day with a hot shower and a good meal is more pleasant than can really be described.
- Old friends are a great treasure. So glad I got to see a few people from long ago.
- When riding all day...never underestimate the value of being comfortable.
- Even the most comfortable hotel bed can't beat sleeping at home.
- Trying to sort through 34 days of mail sucks.
Is that all I learned...not really...but it's all I could squeeze out of my travel weary brain for now. :)
It's been a pleasure sharing my journey's with you. I've still got a few good rides left in me for this summer, and I'll post about them when they happen.
Tomorrow is another day, and another road.