Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Atlanta

I left Friday from work at 3pm trying to cover as much ground as possible so I could make it to Atlanta by Saturday afternoon.  It was 55 degrees when I left.   I missed most of the Friday traffic around the Philadelphia area and managed to cover about 320 miles before it got too dark and truck traffic was too much in Virginia.  Found a motel and called it a night in New Market Virginia.



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

6 comments:

  1. Just motoring right along. Sounds like you are having fun despite the rain.

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    1. Rain is not going to stop me, it's just an annoyance :-)
      Having lots of fun, thanks.

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  2. George,

    Looks like your having a great time. Are you working your way towards Colorado and the Super Tenere event? If you come through San Antonio let me know, I'll buy you some real Texas BBQ. Safe travels my friend.

    Cheers,
    Curt

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    1. I'm not going to make it to San Antonio, I would love to but not this time. Yes, I'm going to attend the Super Tenere rally but it's in Marble Falls, Arkansas. Thanks for the offer, I will take you up next time I go that way.

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  3. Looks like you stopped at the café in just the right spot ... to let the storm pass. Hope the weather holds for you from here on in.

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    1. The weather has been amazing since those storms, in the 90 while traveling along the coast all the way to Galveston, Texas.

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