Getting a ‘bent 1,000 miles and setup at the end of the day is a beast. The adventure started yesterday with an early cab ride to O’hare to pick up a minivan. Fortunately they upgraded my minivan to a large 8 passenger. Which turns out to be critically valuable because the bike just barely fit. I probably could have managed with a smaller van, but it would have been a pain.
Starting at 2:45AM, I left Chicago and drove to VA beach. Dropped the bike off at a motel. Drove back to Norfolk International airport to drop off the van. Found a cab to bring me back to VA beach, and then ordered some food to my motel room while I reassemble everything, and get ready to dip my wheel tomorrow.
Adding to the anticipation of the trip was this little oasis of nature at a VA rest stop. I love the smell of the Southern US in Spring. It is such a strong smell of renewal and potential.
Leaving the tunnel towards VA beach on 64E, I hit the warp speed button.