So day three: it started out OK, got away about 9:30ish but was moving pretty slow with a killer headache. As my head was feeling sensitive, I had to make a few stops to try and adjust my iPod volume. I finally got that sorted and started riding along.
Since I’ve been trying to remember to stop more, I made a first stop to take some lake pics.
Off to a good start, then I decided to stop for a snack at about 12:30 …
After snacking I decided to lay back for awhile, and … oops … fell asleep, so I took some pics of my nap spot …
My head felt better after the nap but now I was kind of behind. Except for gas stops, I basically just rode until I got to Superior. No more pics.
At one gas stop I heard thunder so on went the jacket liner to stay dry, but I think I just caught the edge of the storm and only got about 15 minutes of light showers and probably didn’t need liner.
So just a quick rant – when I started to think about this trip I decided to go ahead and purchase some made-to-measure gear that I had been thinking about for 4 or 5 years, and saving for, for the last 2 or 3. Well what a big disappointment. I don’t know who they made it for but it wasn’t me. The jacket is huge and the liner is so small that I can’t get a extra layer underneath. When I wear the two together it’s tight and uncomfortable; and the jacket by itself is a whole other story. When I get back I hope I can talk to them and maybe send it back for some adjustment.
The rest of the ride was pretty uneventful, but my one pet peeve is cars that can’t keep a constant speed. Come on people – I’m pretty sure you have cruise control, so use it. And another thing: stop doing the passing lane dash where you do 50mph until you see a passing lane then speed up to 65/70 mph and only 2 or 3 people can get by you and then slow back down to 50mph when the lane ends and the other 15 people behind you are left frustrated. Oops … another rant. Oh well.
Anyway, got into Superior about 4:30, went for a swim and a soak in the hot tub and all is good. Tomorrow off to Fargo.