|Travelogue -- Dr Bob's Natchez Trace Motorcycle Ride|
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16 April 2011, 8:00 PM, Ashburn, GA
No pictures today. It was a travel day. I did 321 miles. I had a chocolate shake for lunch. And that sort of summarizes it. There's not much more to say.
I can add that I had no rain today, and that is a little surprising because of all the bad storms sweeping across Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and the Carolinas over the past three days. I stopped at a rest area in northern Florida. There were three bikes parked there, and one guy was drying off his seat. He said he had been waiting for three cells to clear out. I just missed them. I was really disappointed NOT. We had a late start this morning, intentionally. I knew that waiting was better to let the cold front get all the way through.
Yesterday I should have mentioned that I had rain. There was a light rain as I left home, it lasted only a short while. It was gone before I reached the FL Turnpike. Then somewhere about Stuart I went through a moderate shower. It was enough to make me slow down to about 45 or 50 miles per hour. That was the only shower. Looking at radar after I reached Clearwater was a surprise -- there were showers all along the Turnpike from West Palm Beach to Yeehaw Junction, the route I had taken. If it had been an afternoon ride rather than a morning ride, I would have been in rain most of the way.