Day 11 -Denton, TX across of all of LA and to Jackson, MS
Hit the road fairly early hoping to make it all the way to Jackson, MS. Nearly 450 miles.
I was oh-so-thankful for the cloudy day yesterday. It was 80 degrees by mid-day and that was without any direct sun.
Had to stop in Lone Oak, TX and get the liners out of my riding pants before I overheated the point of getting nauseous and heat stroke. Gregg had been hankering for a donut for a few days and when I saw the donut shop I pulled over to undress. I rode in just a shirt under my riding jacket and just unlined riding pants. The first day of no layers and no sun and I was still too warm. Thankfully I brought my summer gloves so at least my hands were cool.
As we rode into Marshall, TX I pulled off the interstate and stopped at the first gas station and inquired as to where the best barbeque in town was. I was directed to Bodacious Bar-B-Q which was just north on 59 for 8 lights and then on the right. Bodacious was right. Well worth the stop. We shared a three-meat plate (smoked turkey, sausage and sliced beef) with two huge sides (coleslaw and pinto beans) for $10. Gregg had said he didn’t want to leave Texas without some decent barbeque. He got his wish.
The only disappointment of the day? Birthday sister Melanie is in DC for meeting and not at home in Jackson, MS so I missed seeing her while in town.
Most commonly asked question thus far: Is that a custom paint-job? No, it’s Triumph stock Roulette Green.
Most thankful for: Gregg’s superior route planning and bad weather avoidance navigation knack.