Still on the rode. Nothing went as planned .
Update: OMG. While it is true that I rode the road, still, my headline should have read: "Still on the road." . . . . . and I am "still on the road," in Seattle this Saturday, the 24th.
Did 600 miles today. Stayed out of trouble.
When riding cross country, always reserve a room in advance. I did. Bad news . . . they got confused somehow and when I pulled into the motel, no room. Took me two hours to find a place to stay.
Best Western. $101 including a full breakfast prepared by a real chef (value: $23 including tip) which brings the cost down to $78 for the room and $23 for breakfast.
Good news: I over inflated my tires (motorcycle tires are different from automobile tires). The bike weighs 1100 pounds with me and my gear on board. Inflated from 32 /36 front and rear to 38/40. Mileage improved by 3 miles per gallon !!!
Also, if you are a biker and have problems with "cupping," it is because you are breaking too hard, coming to a stop. Trust me on this. I had the problem. Some old Harley biker told me the truth. I changed how I came to a stop and the cupping disappeared.
Anyway, enough of my free advice. Love the ride, but it is hard on this old man.
I will probably publish in earnest early Friday (early means around 3 or 4 am west cost time. Pictures are coming