More hard riding.

From southern Illinois to the North Carolina mountains means Nashville and Knoxville, Tennessee, and today that was hot riding. 430 miles with Tail of the Dragon and a bunch of miles of NC 28 at the end of it with the ethereal scenes below. I have a campsite next to a babbling brook, though.

Day two, and the end of the first leg.

A peaceful morning arrived. I hadn't slept well; probably need something better than that bed pad, plus there was distant but loud noise, possibly port operations or a pipeline manufacturer nearby. I left my boots in the tent vestibule. Good thing I remembered to shake them out first this morning: one had a frog. My … Continue reading Day two, and the end of the first leg.