'Tuesday August 7th, 2018 10:30'
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I've added my tracks to the live map. That sure was easy. Of course, that will not be necessary soon, they will post automatically.
I think it's really what a lot of people are looking for. I didn't have to screw around with BaseCamp or any other intermediary program. I took them straight from my Garmin 595, uploaded them and saved them as individual maps for my archives. Cleaning up overlapping files was so simple.
I do need to do more testing with the new 595 unit regarding importing the files directly from the desktop into the routes on the device list. The 595 has a different process than the 550 and I hit a glitch the first time. We need to determine if it is a process issue or a .gpx file format issue.
Last leg track uploaded to the Live Map (which I need to rename to "Trip Map")
Today's mileage: 359.9. Trip total: 1029.5 (plus about 50 because I forgot to reset the trip odometer.)
I think I would like to go back and just explore new roads between Luray and Front Royal in that valley between Fort Valley Road and Skyline Drive. I was surprised how many nice hilly roads there are in that area.
As has become customary, I stopped in at McGinty’s. 353 miles so far. Still thinking of that awesome ride yesterday. Such a blastz
I decided to do a little exploring and found a nice road which wound its way along the side of a mountain and then dumped out next to this building.
Imagine my surprise when:
The area between Route 250 and 33 is filled with well paved little hilly country roads. Deep gulleys. Horse stables. Wineries. And of course gravel.
Strangely the Garmin got confused and attempted to route me in a circle.
The sextion of 33 over the mountain before 340 is quite nice. I don’t remember ever riding that sextion.
On the BRP I met anguy on a modified Honda . he had traveled all over and was planning a trip in Chile. Serious motorcyclist. I invited him to the ride and we rode together for a ways on the BRP.
Ar the sign I met two guys from Brasil who had never ridden here before. I envy them. They are in for such a treat.
Taking the long and sow route homez
A guy from Oklahoma approaching cautiously asks, “Are you who I think you are?”
Confused I walk over and he says, “Oh my god, you’re Neal Peart!”
“Sorry, I’m about 20 years too young.” I reply.
“Do you ever get that you look just like him?”
Metcalf Overlook - good to be back in some proper mountains. Beginning to feel like home. Not much longer now.
Fuel stop Johnson City, TN. Making good time. Spotty light showers but no heavy rain yet. Hope it stays that way as I start climbing soon.
The plan for the ride home:
An ah-hoc route from Roanoke back home. I have time so no need to travel along superslab.
a good meet. Now to race home and get some work done there. I hate the interstate but today it’s nevessary.
A wonderful day of riding twisty mountain roads. The group was larger today. There was no threat of rain. The riding was spirited but disciplined and some of the roads we followed were simply nuts.
We stopped in Pulaski for a nice lunch and then again in Floyd where most people had ice cream. The last stop was on a mountain overlooking Roanoke next to a giant metal star.
194.3 energetic miles.
From lunch in Pulaski to ice cream in Floyd. Great day for riding.
the morning gathering of the guides. We’ll spend another day riding the routes for the upcoming RoadRUNNER Touring Weekend. Today we hit one of the twisty rides.
has pulled the sidestand up and is underway.
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