I had an awful night. My nose ran, I sneezed all night, didn’t sleep well, I must stay within reach of Kleenex at all times. Although the weather looks better this morning in Fancy Gap, Virginia, I really don’t feel like leisurely rides on the Blue Ridge Parkway today. I’ll see if I can make a few good miles in the right direction.
My clever plan to shed storage weight is not working as planned. My electric shaver’s battery is dead and I sent the charger home with Juanita. Oops.
EveningI made another 300 miles toward home today. I rode the interstate for awhile but it was horribly straight, so I veered off onto county road 19 which looked suitably squiggly on the map. Good idea. Best ride in a long time. If the road was any more twisted, I would need a hinge in the middle of the motorcycle to turn the corners. There were a number of corners so sharp that it required downshifting to 2nd gear. That doesn’t sound like much, but on this bike 2nd gear is so low that sometimes I skip 1st and simply start out in 2nd.
Temperatures were fine until noon when they rose to 85 – 90 degrees again. I bulled my way on through and drank lots of water and took rest stops. I made about 300 miles and reached the outskirts of Lexington KY.