Ride to East – Day 10

10 Sep
More miles
New Orleans, LA to Greenville, SC (619 miles)
I started the day determined to put some miles behind me and make it as far as Atlanta.  Didn’t help that I got a late start.  It was 10:30 by the time I got on the highway.  But, I was fully charged with a “continental” breakfast (possibly the worst I’ve ever had ironically in a city famous for food) so I quickly put in a few hours of riding before needing more coffee.  As I crossed into Alabama, I got Siri to play me the Lynyrd Skynyrd.  As he sings “where the skies are so blue” I notice they are not all blue and I could feel the impending rain as the air gets colder.   Yet again I get lucky, as I receive just a few drops of rain, before blasting past it.  It seems I left New Orleans in the nick of time.

Later in the day, I stopped for a Five Guys burger, one of my favorites.  I made the mistake of having a whopper two days ago and won’t be making that mistake again.  I was only a few hours from Atlanta and might just be able to make it before sunset, but when I entered the route on my phone, my arrival time was an hour off.  Damn, Atlanta is in another time zone.  While I’m getting some fuel, a quick inspection shows that my tail light is broken, so I’m off to the closest auto parts store to get a replacement.
It’s almost 10 pm by the time I make it to Atlanta, but I’m on a roll.  Might as well put another 100 miles in.  I finally call it a night just after midnight and 619 miles. A new best leaving me with less than 500 miles to the finish line.
Petter on his Ducati Multistrada 1100S

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