This day we split town with a group of friends old and new, some industry people from the Northeast area of the USA, and some of the Hot Bike Tour’s registered Longriders.
The day started with eating some morning grub and ingesting copious amounts of caffeine for the ride ahead. We then jammed out of NYC and headed south for Tennessee. We decided we would make this a byway ride instead of a highway trip so as to stay off the pothole-filled motorway and actually see some sites along the way.
First MFG Co’s Aaron Hartless, who grew up in the south but now resides in NYC, charted our course.
We left the First MFG Co’s Oceanside, NY office at 10 am and headed south on the Hwy 220. After we reached New Jersey we peeled off onto Highway 220 until we reached the Menlo Park Diner for lunch.
The rain escorted us on our way after lunch. We ended up hitting some serious downpour as we were leaving New Jersey on Hwy 30. Being pelted by more rain and navigating a ton of traffic coming into York, Pennsylvania called for some lane splitting, which the locals were not too thrilled about.
Our troop stayed on Hwy 30 until we all reached Battlefield H-D in Gettysburg, PA, soaked to the bone.
We checked into the hotel, took a hot shower, and then had dinner and drinks at the Appalachian Brewry before some much needed sleep.