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