Day 3, I Learned A Few Things

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Mar 30, 2017 Thu 12:01 PM EDT Alt: 1013

Bobby, Tucker

Miles:235
Start Point:Conyers, GA
End Point:Leeds, AL
Weather:68° in the morning to 81° in the afternoon. Partly cloudy with strong winds

Today was a slow news day. My son Tucker is doing an internship for his NC State degree in Dunwoody just north of Atlanta. So I split off from the group and had lunch with him. His internship just ended so he is headed east to home tomorrow while I continue west.

Things I Learned Today



  • I am riding with a great group of people. There is not a single butthead in the group and there is always a butthead. If I can't find the butthead does that mean it is me and no has told me?
  • Socks washed with soap in a hotel sink will not dry in front of an AC unit that kicks on and off during the night.
  • Ironing wet socks will not dry them.
  • A Gold Wing traveling at 80 MPH with a quartering wind still has a lot of life left in her.
  • A Gold Wing traveling at 80 MPH with a quartering wind will ruin your antenna flag if it is hitting a patch of Velcro on your luggage on the back.
  • A Gold Wing traveling at 80 MPH with a quartering wind will dry wet socks attached to the luggage rack.
Mar 30, 2017 Thu 2:41 PM CDT Alt: 532
Dinner tonight was at the Irondale Cafe. I found out tonight that they are not normally open for dinner. They open every year for dinner for the 40 to Phoenix crowd.
Mar 30, 2017 Thu 5:06 PM CDT Alt: 739
Mar 30, 2017 Thu 5:07 PM CDT Alt: 739
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Elevation Changes



The day started at 866 feet and ended at 656 feet. The highest altitude was 1,246 feet and the lowest altitude was 499 feet.


Track Log for Today



Click the icons or any point in the track log for more info.


You may be interested in the next article, Day 4, I Know What I Want For Christmas.

The previous article is Day 2, We are Off, NC to GA.

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