Day 3 End - What a long day (603 Miles)

Trip Start Jul 26, 2008
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Trip End Sep 24, 2008


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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

603 Miles today. I also ran the "Tail of the Dragon". Route 129 in NC. It starts in NC and ends in TN. The route leading up to the section the call The Dragon was almost better than the curvy road. I do have a video of a few miles of The Dragon. I tried taking it with my regular digital camera. I will have to do some conversion before I can post it. I wasn't able to do the whole 11 miles on video because my memory card filled up too quickly. Even so, it should give you the idea of what it was like.

There are some really crazy people that ride that section of road. I'd hate to do it on a weekend when there are more riders. Sport bikers, especially. That have this tendency to want to pass everyone and ride like they are on a track. Not very wise and quite dangerous.

The weather was good. Seemed like it was hotter than FL. Not unusual for August. Next year I will do this earlier in the summer. I did hit some sprinkles of rain in the mountains of TN right before I got to Kentucky. The rest of the ride was clear. They are calling for a front to move through here in a day or so. I'm trying to pass through before that happens so I don't have to ride in it.

So far the mike is doing well. It's dirty and I need to find time to clean it. Probably this weekend while I'm in Canada. I hope I have Internet somewhere up there so I can update the blog. I did notice my rear passenger foot peg is loose and I need to get new bolts for it. Also one of the screws that hold my headlight together came loose and it was bouncing around as I rode last night. That was a pain for sure. I will need to get that fixed before I go any further tomorrow. I have time. I'm ahead of schedule.

I wasn't to thank everyone again that has donated. Please consider a small donation if you can. It is for a worthy cause. I know the "Support My travels" is a bit misleading but the site that hosts my Blog doesn't offer any way to customize the text or messages on the paypal link.

Well... stay tuned. I will keep posting.
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