New Orleans to Canada Trip Final Prep

As our departure rapidly approaches, today marked the final stages of prep of the RT for the adventure that lies ahead! My day did not start the way I had intended unfortunately because I left my phone charger plugged into the accessory port last weekend and it drained the battery ...

New Orleans to Canada: Day 1-New Orleans to Chattanooga Tn

Date: May 17th, 2013 Departure Time:8:15 am Arrival Time:8:15pm States: Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee Miles Covered: 540 Our group was most anxious to depart this morning and by 9:40am everyone had arrived at our rallying point to leave. With a quick hop across the now toll-free greater New Orleans ...

New Orleans to Canada: Day 2-Chattanooga, TN to Hickory, NC

Date: May 18th, 2013 Departure Time: 9:30am Arrival Time: 8:27pm States: Tennessee, North Carolina Miles Covered: 295 Today was not a motorcycling day for the faint of heart! Our day started with the fine misting rain that plaged us during the day yesterday. We enjoyed breakfast at Cracker Barrel (pecan ...

New Orleans to Canada: Day 3-Hickory NC to Woodridge VA

Date: May 19th, 2013 Departure TIme:10:00am Arrival Time:7:35pm Miles Covered: 390 Pre-ride: Another day of rain lies ahead... We made the decision to simply ride directly to Lorton, VA rather than trying to take in additional scenic routes. Suited up immediately for the day of rainy riding ahead. Post-ride: As ...

New Orleans to Canada: Day 4- Woodridge Virginia to Lancaster Pennsylvania- Pre-departure

The NOLA group is enjoying a slower pace to our morning as we await the arrival of the Orlando crew. We anticipate their arrival at our hotel sometime between 10-11am. Their train was delayed by a medical emergency stop. The real news is the updated current radar! Could it be ...

New Orleans to Canada: Day 4- Woodridge Virginia to Lancaster Pennsylvania Part 2

Date: May 20th, 2013 Departure TIme: 11:40am Arrival Time:7:00pm States Covered: Virginia, (District of Columbia), Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania Miles Covered: 254 The Orlando crew arrived at 10:57am and seemed as anxious as we were to get under way. Once the ladies who are following in a chase car ...

New Orleans to Canada: Day 5 Lancaster PA to Danbury CT

Date: May 21st, 2013 Departure TIme: 8:50am Arrival Time: 7:30pm States Covered: Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Connecticut Miles Covered: 298 Today's weather was another gift from God after the first three rainy days of our adventure. We saw nothing but clear skies and temps from the upper ...

New Orleans to Canada: Day 6 Danbury, CT to Brattleboro, Vermont

Date: May 22nd, 2013 Departure TIme: 9:05pm Arrival Time: 7:35pm States Covered: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont Miles Covered: TBD ( I forgot to mark the ending odometer reading) Our team was scheduled to depart today at 8:30am, however, we missed that time by a few minutes. I was actually ...

New Orleans to Canada: Day 7 Brattleboro, Vermont to Brunswick, Maine

Date: May 23rd, 2013 Departure TIme: 7:00 am Arrival Time: 6:15pm States Covered: Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine Miles Covered: 340 Our day began with the hope for clear skies as we pulled away from the Best Western in Brattleboro. Our first stop was at a beautiful covered bridge that was ...

New Orleans to Canada: Day 8 Brunswick, Maine to Berlin, VT

Date: May 24th, 2013 Departure TIme: 8:50am Arrival Time: 6:30pm States Covered: Maine, Vermont Miles Covered: 267 (Backroads) Arrival temperature: 42 degrees Today was another day of wet riding.  We began and ended the day in our rain gear, however, it was 62 degrees when we left Maine and 42 ...

New Orleans to Canada: Day 9 Berlin, VT to Rochester, NY

Date: May 25th, 2013 Departure TIme: 8:30am Arrival Time: 6:45pm States Covered: Vermont, New Hampshire, New York Miles Covered: 352 (over 300 miles in the rain just today) Departure temperature: 39 degrees and steady rain Rain and cold temperatures dominated the day, with the exception of the last 80-100 miles ...

New Orleans to Canada: Day 10 Rochester NY, Toronto Ontario, Niagara Falls

Date: May 26th, 2013 Departure TIme: 8:30am Arrival Time: 7:05pm States Covered: New York, Ontario, Canada Miles Covered: 254 Weather conditions: Sunny and 52 on departure Today was planned to be a short hop ver the border and then a day to visit the falls, however, Matt, Trent and I ...

New Orleans to Canada: Day 11 Niagara Falls Ontario- Detroit Michigan- Youngstown Ohio

Date: May 27th, 2013 Departure TIme: 8:21am Arrival Time: 7:20pm States Covered: Ontario, Michigan, Ohio Miles Covered: 454 Today saw the departure of the ladies that were riding along with us for the past week. This meant that, not only do we no longer have their wonderful company, but we ...

New Orleans to Canada: Day 12 Youngstown, PA to Gettysburg, PA

Date: May 28th, 2013 Departure TIme: 8:58 am Departure Temperature: 62 degrees Arrival Time: 6:25pm States Covered: Pennsylvania Miles Covered: 255 (200+ rain-soaked) We rolled directily towards Gettysburg this morning via I-76 deleteing our side adventure on PA 666 taking us into the heart of the Allegheny National Forest. This ...

New Orleans to Canada: Day 13 Pennsylvania to Virginia

Date: May 29th, 2013 Departure TIme: 7:41am Arrival Time: 6:35pm States Covered: Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia Miles Covered: 258 Temperature at departure: 65 degrees We rallied this morning at 7:30am to depart for our ride through the battlefields of Gettysburg. Our hotel was conveniently located just a few blocks ...

New Orleans to Canada: Day 14 Waynesboro, Virginia to Johnson City, Tennessee

Date: May 30th, 2013 Departure TIme: 8:12am Departure Temperature 59 degrees Arrival Time: 7:35pm States Covered: Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee Miles Covered: 390 Sunrise was before 6am this morning and we were blessed with clear skies the entire day. We prayed for safe riding today, and the good Lord knows ...

New Orleans to Canada: Day 15 Tennessee to Louisiana

Date: May 31th, 2013 Departure TIme: 7:30am Arrival Time: 9:00pm States Covered: Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana Miles Covered: 739 The New Orleans riders made the call to attempt to ride the entirety of the remaining miles back home in one day, all agreeing that if we at any point felt ...