As my leave date is fast approaching the plan gelled. Kind of motivated by tyre changes I have elected to take three days to ride to Corinth, Mississippi via a stop to see the sea in New Jersey and overnight somewhere near Washington DC, then on to Knoxville, Tennessee where I’ll dabble in the dirt on the way to Corinth. The weather will dictate how much dirt I partake in because on mainly street tyres things get bad fast if the weather is not playing nice. So to sum up:
Day 1: Saturday – Montreal > West of Washington DC
Day 2: Sunday – DC > Knoxville, TN
Day 3: Monday – Knoxville, TN > Corinth, MS
The significance of Corinth is that Sam Correro lives there. He’s the dude that fathered the Trans America Trail and I have cajoled him into bringing me some extra maps. It also seems a convenient place to get enough milage from my current tyres and swap them out for knobblies. In ordering the replacement knobs I happened to be exposed to that famous southern hospitality simply by picking up the phone!