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DAY 29 - WELLSBORO, PA. - TO FRANKLIN, PA.

JULY 20, 2011

sunny 36 °C

Due to the forecast for very high temperature and humidity today, I got on the road early this morning at 6:15 am and headed west on #6 to Warren. The temperature was surprisingly cool for the first couple of hours. There was a fair amount of fog and traffic was pretty light. The high number of trucks did not happen on the west end of the traffic like it was on the east side yesterday.

I stopped in Coudersport and grabbed a bite to eat and a coffee at McDonalds. As the morning wore on, the temperature started to increase. By 11 am it was well over 30C. I was not feeling well. Last night I only slept for 4 or 5 hours and I was feeling tired. I decided to get off the road. I checked into a Super 8 in Franklin, Pa. I unloaded the bike and slept for 3 hours before grabbing a bite at a restaurant next door.

The temp is forecast at being even higher tomorrow so if I travel on, it will probably be another short day. I'm thinking that I may change my plans and get on the interstates and get further west and hopefully a bit cooler.

No photos today.

Distance today = 293 kms
Distance to date 12,119 kms

Posted by wpcross625 16:00 Archived in USA

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I dunno....I don't think you're going to be able to ride through the heat of the inerior in a day or two....looks pretty socked in right across the land until you get to the west. Just ride early and get off early. Watch for that heat stroke!! It is bad on the bike because of all the gear you have to wear especially your head being confined in the helmut. Take it easy and come home safe! XO Dee

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