This is one of those days that you say, "What a perfect day for a ride." What makes me say this ? The morning temps were in the low 50s. Full fingered gloves is what I need at the beginning of a day like this. The light jacket to keep the wind from penetrating to my chest. An extra skull cap keeps the head warm. The leg warmers are good because I can just slip those off after a couple of hours.
The front that came through last night dropped the humidity. That is the main reason for the comfort today. The clouds allow mostly sunny. The high reached into the high 60s. You need to remember days like this later in the trip when it is blazing hot.
I went off on some of the side roads to get away from traffic. Wherever I ride, I use my helmet mounted mirror. I always like to keep track of what is in front and behind. I always want to give cars an option to give me space. I also like making the decision about when to pull over. I have to be the one most responsible for my safety.
Today I went through or near Odell, Cavuga, Chena, Lexington, and Pontiac.
Vintage Americana. Makes me think of yesterday when the Route was its greatest.
The crops are growing. I always wanted my grandpa's barn to have a painted sign.
Route 66 is a claim of fame.
I guess I am going to be reminded all the way. Pontiac is a town by my home. The Chief would be surprised that so many places were named after him. We even named a car brand Pontiac. I remember those neat hood ornaments.
I am please with how I am moving along. Now relax before bed.
I love my riding days and look to find interesting and informative items to share.
Pacific Coast Highway