Photos and descriptions of what I packed on the St. Louis and Blue Ridge mountains trip. Worn items: boots, jacket, chaps, helmet, hair glove, wallet, cash, ring, necklace, flashlight, Leatherman. There's also an extra pair of ROK straps here. The SPOT unit is attached to the jacket. Tank bag: medication, lip balm, kindle, extra hair … Continue reading What I packed.
Life got away from me. After St Louis I was in North Carolina and then New Orleans. What follows is a variety of photos. Cheoah lake. Bridal Veil Falls, near Highlands, North Carolina Wheels Through Time museum Ruby Falls
When you're a woman who travels by herself on a motorcycle you can have some interesting conversations. In North Carolina I stayed at a campground that specialized in motorcycle campers. One morning I was doing laundry and chain maintenance and an older man struck up a conversation. Realizing that mine was the only bike still … Continue reading Road conversations.
Rain is a likely experience with motorcycle travel. I hit it three times. One was in the mountains of North Carolina when I was just having fun. This was my second day on the road. My goal was St Louis. At first I thought I could shoot that gap but then saw it was closing. … Continue reading Rain!
I'm on slow connections and uploads of photos to the blog fail.
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.
I'm staying at a campground in southern Illinois Sunday night. No photos; I was busy beating potentially severe thunderstorms. Further, I have no connection from my campsite.
Did some tourist things in downtown St Louis before the conference. My morning in photos...
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.
450 miles today. About 350 of those in 90-100F heat. It broke close to my destination due to rain, which I missed - came in behind the front. I was rewarded with this view from my campsite.