Final leg of this journey

Final leg of this journey
Staunton, VA

Staunton, VA


It was a slightly rough night, the young people in the rooms near me thought it was cool to be up at 2:30 in the morning outside the rooms making noise and playing around. Then I had no sooner had I fallen asleep and the people in the room above me decided to take a 20 minute shower at 4:15 in the morning. Sort of what you get with the older wood frame motels. Needless to say my night of sleep was not the best.

However, the sun is shining today, and it looks like it’s going to be shining all day. The temperature is very comfortable. I wasn’t sure whether I would ride Skyline Drive home ( I have ridden it several times already) or ride US Route 11 home. I decided to opt for riding US 11 since I have never ridden it outside of the stretch between Carlisle Pennsylvania and Chambersburg Pennsylvania. US Route 11 runs from the Canadian border in Rouse’s Point, New York to New Orleans Louisiana. The road was built in 1926 and it largely follows the route of the original plan. US Route 11 parallels and at times becomes interstate 81. I thought it might be nice to ride this route and see some of the older places along the way and get a sense of what it might have been like traveling between north and south prior to interstate 81 being built. According to my GPS this route should put me home in less than six hours.

There are not specific stops planned along Rt 11; just sticking to it as long as I can and, maybe, taking some photos along the way. Today’s ride will simply be taking my time with no real plan.

Along the way, I have stopped at Woodstock, VA and Lacey Spring, VA, to photograph some interesting landmarks that would look great as backgrounds for my motorcycle travel blog. I hope you enjoy them!

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