Got up Saturday and it was raining, light rain but nonetheless annoying as I loaded my stuff on the bike. Left the motel and within minutes of entering I81 south the rain let out again. It got worse and pretty soon it was a deluge. I pulled off the road and found a cute little diner.
This blue dot is where I was
After the rain slowed enough and looked like it was going to be clear south of my location, I headed out and continued south. I encountered pockets of rain but nothing too bad and soon I was on I77 on the way to Charlotte, North Carolina. Made a few stops to drink water, fill up my Tenere with gas and photograph my new helmet. It's a cool looking helmet for sure. Buy it at Motorcycle House.
My good friend Mike knew I was travelling south and had invited me to lunch. I arrive in the Charlotte area and head straight to Lancaster's Bar-B-Que. I had a tasty pulled pork sandwich.
My friend Martin had offered his place for me to spend the night in Atlanta. Mike and I both know Martin very well, having done lots of rides together. Mike decides he will accompany me to Atlanta and then return on Sunday. After confirming with Martin that we both could come down we head out for Atlanta, about 245 miles south. We arrive in Atlanta and quickly head out again this time on Martin's BMW car. After dinner we make one more pit stop at an Irish Pub which I cannot remember the name now. I was too tired having done over 540 miles, we head back to Martin's place and I quickly crash on his couch.
Tomorrow I head to Panama City