Only 533 miles today in temperatures ranging from 39 F to a high of 46 F. The warmest temperature today was when I arrived tonight in Tallahassee to the tropical temperature of 46 degrees. Now I know why so many riders are trailering their bikes to Daytona.
Leaving Jennings, La this morning (in a light cold rain), I enjoyed the bayous, rivers, swamps and the beauty of Louisiana. Shortly after lunch, I arrived in Mississippi and quickly crossed both Mississippi and Alabama with the temperatures dropping steadily. Finally arriving in Florida, I came upon Escambia Bay and suddenly the wind picked up, blowing in gusts of about 40 MPH. Soon I was on the long bridge crossing Escambia Bay and the bike jerked and leaned sharply in the cold wind. Twice the rear end actually slid. I desperately need to replace the now slick rear Bridgestone.
Finally arriving in Tallahassee right at dark, I have a warm and nice room, and at a cost of only $40. The forecast for ;morning is 39 F and cloudy, but at least no rain. I should reach Daytona Beach by early afternoon. I am on a mission.......one new rear tire.