Day 0 - 2013 Appalachian Trail-ish Epic Ride

July 05, 2013

Thursday - July 4, 2013

Departure Location: Orlando, FL  6:30PM

Weather:  77 and heavy rain

Total Miles Traveled: 250

I was really dreading the "slab" ride from Orlando to Suches, GA.  I love pretty much everything about riding motorcycles except long, straight-line routes of mind-numbing tarmac.  Without shipping the bike or taking they truck, there aren't any options except I-75.

My lovely wife - Kate - encouraged me to take off a night early (maybe she was ready to get rid of me...)  So I took off and made it to Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL by 10:30PM.  It was good practice setting up my tent in the dark.  It took about 20mins, hopefully I can shorten this down.  The cafe was closed but lucky more me Kate baked some cookies for the guys.  Sorry guys, we are now one bag short.

suwannee music park - camp site


Friday - July 5, 2013

Departure Location / Time: Live Oak, FL  8:15AM

Elevation: Sea Level (ish)

Weather:  72-80 and overcast, slight rain

Total Miles Traveled: 350

[caption id="attachment_3143" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Great people and great energy at Suwannee Music Park.  Great people and great energy at Suwannee Music Park.[/caption]

I broke camp around 7:30 and was on the road by 8:15.  Unfortunately, I didn't have any coffee packed.  No rain the whole day and no interstate drama.  Hwy 60 from Dahlonega, GA into Suches, GA made all the Slab boredom fade from my memory.  Why can't we have these twisties in Florida?

Link for real-time GPS Tracking of Trip.  |  Link to Joe Morris' Blog


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