The bike was ready at 1:30 but it was hot so I decided to wait and do an evening ride. Left home at 6:30 and rode until my eyes tired around 10:30 in
Bowling Green, VA. It was the Relax Inn for the evening. Nothing else around. So I enter the lobby and see a buzzer and a bulletproof glass window. For $49 the room was mine. Beautiful, very stained carpet and a pretty dated motel. I am too tired to search for something else so now the decision.....Do I wash the road grime off before bed or do I wait until morning and wash the room grime off before getting on the bike? I was tired and I think Ozwald wanted to sleep on the bike. The gentleman that rented the room was up when I loaded the bike. He was telling me what a wonderful country this is. He has been here 5 years and is now a citizen and he gets social security and medicare. This didn't sit so well with me so I was off.
Beautiful day but still hotter than I would like. The first blockage was the Annapolis Bridge and terrible traffic at 8 in the am. So I bypassed it and went for breakfast then on to the Tunnels. Everything went smoothly but the twin bridges over the Delaware River had a back up for 6 miles to the Delaware rest stop. All of this was going to the NJ turnpike so I came up through Princeton on 295 and it was all clear. In all around 500 miles today and a nice visit with my friends in Woodstock, NY and a very nice bed!
The rest of the trip will settle down to lower mileage days. Tomorrow 250 and Monday 200 miles before I get to the Portland ferry to Yarmouth, NS. It should be cooler on the Mass Pike tomorrow and I will enjoy a shorter day.