Start Time: 6:47 AM EDT
Stop Time: 8:07 PM EDT
Start Location: Presque Isle, ME
Stop Location: Hope Valley, RI
Lodging: Whispering Pines Campground
Breakfast: Campsite (bagel with cream cheese)
Lunch: Subway (Turkey Sub)
Dinner: 99 Restaurant (Lobster Roll, broccoli, cole slaw)
Miles Traveled Today: 520
Weather: 54-83, Clear and Sunny
Route:US-1, I-95, I-495, I-95.
My plan was to start early, but the fog was as thick as the proverbial pea soup.
As I was tooling down I-95, I noticed my shadow, and thought it would be cool to catch a photo of it. Don’t ever try this, it is not worth the risk. I’m quite pleased that I did not kill myself doing it (I did wait until there were no cars behind me for as far as I could see).
Ended up at a different campground than I had intended, but my planned campground was a first come first served campground, and I ran across this one on the way, which turned out to be a much better option.
Unless the Lord provides me with some sort of special dispensation, my rain free streak will end tomorrow, as it is supposed to rain pretty much everywhere I will be traveling.
It’s been a long day (520 miles), but a great day. Only one person lacked respect for my little piece of the road (not bad for traveling most of the day on I-95). The tolls were still pretty stiff (less per toll, but more toll booths).
A little 20/20 hindsight advice here. Carry a couple extra headlights, especially if you own a GL1800 Gold Wing. I’ve put two new bulbs in every year I’ve owned her, and every year that burn out within a couple weeks of each other.
Really want to get that taken care of tomorrow just in case I need to do some night driving.
Want to throw a little love towards Dunlop (the tire company, not the disease where your belly done lopped over your belt).
I got 21,000 miles out of my last pair of Dulop Elite III tires, and based on the wear patterns from this tour, I’ll have a repeat performance on these THREE tires (if you recall, I picked up a screw in Las Vegas in the back tire), but all of them are/were wearing well, and evenly.