Rode 325 miles on Saturday morning from Bangor to Pittsburgh for a Hamburger, took I80, I99, Rt 22 and then I376 to Moon Township. I99 in particular is a nice ride, almost traffic free, and the scenery is gorgeous, it runs along a high ridge facing out across a huge valley, with more mountains on the other side capped by a forest of wind turbines.
A long way to go for a burger, sure, but the Pittsburgh area is the only place you can find a Burgatory.. there are a few of them scattered around. The burgers are devilishly good, the shakes are divine..oh just read their website yourself.
Anyway, we had perfect, HOT weather riding out there, no traffic, a great run. Lot's of cops though, and they were pulling people over left and right, so I had to keep my throttle hand under control.
We relaxed a while then had our burgers for dinner , we had already chosen to stay over rather than riding back, some nasty thunderstorms were coming in later over night ( on their way to cause mayhem in Maryland, apparently) and I didn't want to ride all night in that. We woke up the next morning to some showers but nothing bad, decided we didn't need rain gear and got headed back home. An hour out we ran into some heavy rain again and as I got cold and wet I admitted we would have done better with the rain gear!
We stopped in a Sheetz, we got fuel, put on dry clothes, and the rain gear, and rode the rest of the way home in moderate to light rain, but warm and dry...much better! There was no traffic, and the rain was a good deterrent to my usual tendency to cruise just a bit too fast for comfort with all the cops that were around, there was one hiding in every U turn on the highway!
Back to work today, I rode in of course