Friday, September 8

A wonderful beginning. Nothing serious went wrong all day. I almost have the luggage-loading down to an art, tomorrow it should be perfected. I'm getting 38 MPG, not great, but I did have it idling a lot. Maybe I'll get another full tuneup in Illinois. Newport is beautiful. I might spend tomorrow here and skip New Haven, or visit Chaim (in NY) later in the week.
Another guest at the hostel was on the BU bike team with me. Small world.

Newport, RI

Arrived in Newport, staying at a cozy little hostel. Headed out to taste the local beer and play some pool, then doing a walking tour of the town with the hostel owner.

Sunset over Providence


Parked by the Farmers Market. Lunch at Johnny Rockets in the mall.

At a rest stop off of Rt 95. Getting some work in before continuing to Providence.

And we're off!

Loaded up. Iced coffee with Colin at Dunkin Donuts. Out of Boston on Rt 9, towards 95 South to Providence.