Four Corners Tour – Ride Day 1 – Tour Day 0 – July 7, 2015 – Tuesday
Start Time: 8:18AM CDT
Stop Time: 6:00 PM EDT
Start Location: Smyrna, TN
Stop Location: Nashville, GA
Lodging: Our Place Hotel
Dinner: Puerta Del Sol (compliments of Thomas Clayton, thank you my friend)
Miles Traveled Today: 445
Weather: 70-95, Cloudy, but no rain.
Today was a 95% Interstate day, one of those get from point A to point B the fastest way days. Took I-24 to Chattanooga, and I-75 from Chattanooga to Tifton, and Tifton Hwy on into Nashville, Georgia ( the other Nashville).
My wife, youngest daughter Holly and my grad-daughter Epperley (aka: Princess Buttercup) were traveling in our car to the same destination, but after lunch at Chick-Fil-A, they went on ahead since they had a longer fuel range than me.
Only one fail today, and that was a bungee cord that broke. Luckily the second bungee held my Yeti Cooler in place, and I had a backup (there were several times I wondered why I was smelling burning rubber).
Amazing enough, only had one knuckle head cut me off in Atlanta, so very blessed. I can handle one KH per day.
The weather forecast was 50% chance of rain, which I would have welcomed when the southbound side of I-24 turned into a parking lot after an 18 wheeler lost his load of lumber in Chattanooga. Basically sat still for close to an hour (turned the bike off and got off and walked around for a few minutes). Overheard truckers saying it was backed up for 8 miles on the CB, and I think they were right.
Got to Nashville, Georgia around 6:00 PM EDT, and got settled into our awesome rooms at Our Place Hotel, and my good Friend, and fellow cabinetmaker, Thomas Clayton came by and picked us up for dinner (his treat, which he calls southern hospitality, we call extraordinarily generous).
Had a great meal at a local Mexican restaurant with Thomas, his wife, Mary Howard, his daughter Sarah, son-in-law Clint and his grand-son Andrew. The Clayton’s we’re excited to announce they will soon have a new grand-daughter as well (due the middle of August).
After dinner Thomas, Sarah, Clint and Andrew accompanied us to their Church playground so Epperley and Andrew could run off some of that bundled up energy 3 year olds are known for.
Turns out Clint and I burned a few calories ourselves.
Well, I better hit the sack, gotta get rolling fairly early tomorrow morning. Thank you Lord for keeping my tires round, and keeping my bike in an upright position today (not a big fan of the alternatives to those two conditions). I just ask you to repeat that performance tomorrow.
One last photo to put a smile on your face.
I really like this, especially all the data at the top! So interesting and so cool.
Thanks Dowell, data makes me smile.