When we tell our Oneida friends we’re traveling to Georgia, they tend to imagine an all-day trek across the Southeast. We have some friends here from Savannah, and it really does take them 12 hours or more to drive home. We came to Kentucky from extreme northwest Georgia, not far from Tennessee nor Alabama. It takes about 4 1/2 hours straight down I-75. We can leave early, hit McDonald’s in Manchester for breakfast, and be at Mom’s in time for lunch.
But what if you wanted to take a slower, more scenic route? What if one wished to avoid the interstate because, oh let’s say, one was riding a Honda VT500 Shadow? I’ve spent some time on Google Maps – and carefully studying the weather – and if all goes as planned will ride down to GA on Thursday. The I-75 route is a little less than 5 hours of driving; this route down 25E to reach 411 takes about 6 hours. I will be getting off the bike for a few minutes after each hour, and will have to fill up with gas every other stop. Half the fun is getting there, right? I also plan to take lots of pictures and post an album later.
If half the fun is getting there the other half should be getting back.