My bike adventure to Cape Girardeau couldn’t have been better. I got a great photo of the eclipse and picked up my rent-a-car on schedule. And, I put the roadster in the trunk just in case.

I left in the worst bumper to bumper traffick I’ve ever seen on an interstate. All the way from Paducah to Nashville cars were backed up leaving the eclipse zone.

It took till 2 am to reach Chattanooga where I finally took a rest break before heading to Jasper Georgia and then the Appalachian Trail. Transportation problems meant putting the roadster back on the road for the rest of the distance to Amicolola Falls.

©2024 – Jim Casey