This weekend gave me more than a few reasons to load up my bike and head for Savannah. Beautiful weather, free lodging, one of the biggest parties in the country, and the chance to see a good friend before he moves back to Ohio. Along the way I took a bunch of pictures, which I will be posting to flickr at some point today or tomorrow. Important discoveries were made in my travels as well, namely freeways suck, and packing a wind and rain blocking layer is very smart.
From Columbus, GA to Savannah, GA – via Pine Mountain – 312 miles.
- US 27 to GA 190 @ Pine Mountain.
- GA 190 until it dead-ends and turn left on GA 41.
- GA 41 will intersect GA 36 after a dozen miles or so, turn left on GA 36
- Take GA 36 into some small town, and follow the signs for US 19 and turn right.
- Take US 19 to the US 80 East exit and turn left.
- US 80 goes all the way into Savannah, or if you feel like superslabbing it hop on I-16 when you get there in Macon, GA. I don’t advise I-16, 160 miles of flat, boring, straight freeway.
Savannah, GA to Columbus, GA – 275 miles.
- Take I-16 out of Savannah to US 280
- US 280 West to Columbus
The ride there was great, beautiful scenery, fun turns – right up to the point where I got gettheritus and jumped on the freeway. 7k RPM vibration to the backside for 162 miles with no turning makes for a great case of monkey butt. The ride back was very nice though – blast through some curves for 15 to 20 miles between towns, tucked down behind my windscreen, and then slowing down and changing positions to go through the scattered little towns. After the ride back there was no monkey butt.
Pine Mountain Set, Savannah Set, Ft. Pulaski Set