My solo adventure ended when I arrived home yesterday (Friday) at about 5:00 p.m. It was loads of fun, and I had no significant mishaps along the way. Yay!
If you want to zoom in on the route, you can go to the interactive map. Once there, to see the full route, you may need to click on “ToadMama’s Solo Adventure” at the top of the screen to get to the drop-down menu. Choose “Adjustments” and change the History to ALL. You’ll probably have to zoom out, too.
The adventure did end a bit sooner than originally anticipated, though, thanks to Mother Nature.
I’m not afraid to ride in the rain, but wet roads aren’t nearly as much fun. Neither are “severe” storms. Since my path had led me pretty much to the center of that forecast map, I figured I’d make my way home before that system arrived.
I’m not sorry. Truth be told, my butt was ready for a break. I managed to cover 1,611 miles over the course of the seven days that I was gone. That’s not a lot, compared to Hubby’s recent trek, but I wasn’t on interstate highways. And I stopped a lot, to stretch, take pics, and whatnot.
Now, I just need to figure out the best way to recap my adventure.
Did I mention that it was lots of fun? Even despite the fact that it got pretty hot and I ended most days looking and feeling this…
I rode lots of amazing roads.
I saw a whole lot of beautiful scenery, too.
And then there was the big stuff I’d planned to see. This next shot is my favorite.
Of course, I stumbled across lots of interestingness along the way. Like this bit of art.
I have lots of pics to go through, and some fun video, too.
My friend, Fuzzy, has coined pics like that as an “is this thing on?” capture. In other words, I was checking to see if the GoPro camera was firing. But I think it’s cool.
I’ll share more later. So stayed tuned for more. If you’re interested. 🙂