40 to Phoenix Day 1
|Tuesday Mar 28, 2017
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|End Point:||Super 8, Wilmington, NC|
|Weather:||Cloudy, 75 to 82 °, just missed rain several times|
|Elevation:||400 feet at home, about 20 feet at hotel|
Track Log for Today
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Today at about 12:00PM I checked off the last thing on my list. There was nothing left to pack or do. I was ready. I had been working on that list and planning for this day since around Christmas. At 2:00PM a fellow GWRRA member showed up and we left for Wilmington.
Laurie followed in the car. She will spend the night with me in Wilmington, see me off in the morning and return home. The weather forecast today was for possible hail, high winds and rain. We travelled on wet roads but luckily avoided the rain.
There won't be much to blog about for the first 3-4 days. But just be patient. This trip will get much more interesting over around Oklahoma City when I start riding on Route 66.
What is 40 to Phoenix ?
Phoenix Arizona is the national headquarters of the GWRRA and many riders turn around at that point and return home. Hence the name "40 to Phoenix".
My goal is to write a blog about each day. I also have a phone app that updates my location on a map on this website every 10 minutes or so. Click
here to see the map.
You may be interested in the next article, 40 to Phoenix Day 2, NC to GA.
The previous article is 40 to Phoenix, Pre Trip Preparations.
© Bobby Daniel