158 miles. Thunderstorms, wind, more thunderstorms, and new ADV friends, Dave and Kasey, in Itasca, IL!
Monday, June 30, 2014
Sunday, June 29, 2014
107 miles. My mind wasn't in the ride when I pulled away from the Motor Drome, but it was so good to see former Providence-ites, Steve and Amy, in their new home. We poked around Lafayette, Purdue, and West Lafayette for a bit, and just had a low key evening in with Roku. It's good to see good people.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
46 mile jaunt to Beanblossom, IN, to see the Wall of Death folks again. Great to be able to find them again in Indy, and meet new people at the event, too. Yep, camped out in the Drome itself. Yep, there's a scooter at a bike rally.
Friday, June 27, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Overcast and a bit rainy today, so I toured around locally, ran errands, and caught up on work stuff. I stopped by Vespa Lexington for some supplies, and ended up chatting for a while! Mike and Jason are great guys, it was cool to hang out on a low key day. I forgot to take photos for reference though, d'oh. Also not sure why I drew that sign at such a surreal angle. Just have to deal with it now.
|I forgot to screencap my map at Key West, it was so rainy.|
After recouping in the safety and comfort of friends, new and old, in Atlanta, it was time to continue adventuring again. My sights were set on a big state, Florida, and admittedly I wasn't sure I was amped up enough. I seemed doomed to bad weather the closer I got to Key West, and I found myself wondering, "Why did I leave Atlanta? It wasn't that hot there, and I could spend the summer drawing in Korean coffee shops with Wai, getting to know the Terminal scooterists better, and taking day trips to NC and TN to ride around the mountains, or go to the coast..."
But I'm getting ahead of myself.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Monday, June 23, 2014
272 miles. The Triple Nickel is no Tail of the Dragon, but it's a plenty fun road. Had a great time following Matt on his shiny sea-colored Vespa along this route, much thanks for his local insight. Lots of nice roads today that I wouldn't expect to find in Ohio. Also, entering Kentucky - another state for scoot!
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Friday, June 20, 2014
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
271 miles. Beautiful ride through Lookout Mountain, thanks to Win from Bamarides for the suggestion. Goodbye, southern swampiness, hello mountain air! When we rolled in they were shooting a commercial outside the hostel, Crashpad, and gave us $30 to park the bikes in the shot - yay, dinner!
Monday, June 16, 2014
347 miles today. I've been out too late in New Orleans having fun.
Riding with Davide this week! He showed up with a feather boa around his handlebars, and I knew it would be ok.
It's nice to know I can cover this kind of mileage in a day, though I'd rather not. Pulling into a campsite after dark leaves me no time for drawing, editing posts, or working, not to mention if I'm traveling solo there isn't anyone to share campsite chores with. However, it was refreshing to ride with Davide to Montgomery, AL, today.
And yes, I've turned north for Ohio. Band Camp is the rally destination this weekend. Then, I'll be crossing to the west via northern states - sorry, Texas will have to wait!
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Also had a grand time tearing around the city with John on his Chetak and Michael on his 469, following them to pick up artwork from the Frenchman Art Market. I loved scooting down those tree lined boulevards.
Friday, June 13, 2014
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Scooter's revenge, for abandoning her that Wednesday night in Atlanta to hang out with other scooters. No mileage today, except sad miles to the Apple store and a CVS for an ankle wrap. I'm on the mend, scooter is fine, had a phone freak-out but that's fine too.
I watered Teamr2's plants before I left, and since he wouldn't be home for another few weeks, he welcomed me to take any tomatoes that looked ready. I snacked on a couple of them today while reading a manuscript - fresh garden tomatoes from a friend's yard, a tomatoey silver lining.
228 miles, but some of it was ferry. Killed some time with a couple gentlement at Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar, where the hurricane went to my head. Finished the evening with my Airbnb host, Amy, tagging along for live music at Cafe Instanbul by the Food Co-op. It's magical, and bedtime!
Monday, June 9, 2014
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Friday, June 6, 2014
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
201 miles, and raccoons aren't getting any of my hard-earned key lime pie. Also, my tent is way messier than drawn, it's amazing how so little clothing can make such a big mess in a 2-person tent.
I made it, end of Leg 2!
Monday, June 2, 2014
Sunday, June 1, 2014
We went to lunch at Cafe Alcazar, in the former Alcazar Hotel, now Lightner Museum building. It used to house the world's largest indoor swimming pool, now there's a neat little cafe in the deep end.
134 miles or something today, but was caught in high winds and thunderstorms on A1A - I should really not plan to ride around 3-4pm in Florida.