Off to See the Grandkids
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Ossessionato
2016 GTS 300 Super - red, of course.
Joined: 27 Oct 2009
Posts: 4755
Location: Hertford, North Carolina
Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:26 am quote
The weather forecast was hot but no storms so I set off to Wilson, NC, to visit two of the G-kids.

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Here's me at the start. I did actually wear my regular armored jacket - not just the Tee shirt. The pic shows the fly screen and the horn.

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I took Route 17 South to 64. The pic shows the North Carolina highways. Wide open, smooth and empty. Took exit 494 onto Rte 42 and followed that all the way to Wilson. Via Pinetops and Conetoe (thats K-neat-oh). Just outside Wilson I turned on the GP

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It was a hot day. For those of you in England, yes, there are places where the temperature rises above 65 degrees F. We have this big bright object high in the sky that bestows heat and light upon us lucky North Carolinians!

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And my grandson mugging for the camera. Notice how the flash is reflected in the stripes. I took him for a ride around the block. He loved it. We may have a new member in a few years.

Molto Verboso
2007 GT200L Graphite Black
Joined: 27 Jun 2009
Posts: 1869
Location: Fayetteville, AR
Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:08 am quote
Ooooh, those are my kind of highways....empty and wide open!

How far a ride was it for you?
Ossessionato
2016 GTS 300 Super - red, of course.
Joined: 27 Oct 2009
Posts: 4755
Location: Hertford, North Carolina
Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:25 am quote
109 miles each way. Took me about 2.5 hours. The first part was all four lane highway with limits from 55 to 70; the final 35 miles two lane back roads.

All in all it was a great route for the GTS, some fast, some relaxing.

I did stop for fuel, bio breaks and water.

Yes, it was HOT! I left home at 7:40 to try to beat the heat. However, the way back was really hot.

I wore these black pants by Allseasongear "Under Armour". They did in fact wick any moisture, i.e. sweat, away from my lower body and kept me comfortable. Also, due to the relaxed fit and elastic waist, I did not suffer from a wedgie.

I kept my jacket unzipped a little so that the wind blew through.
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