As you can see, the roads were wet. In places, it was also very foggy. And for the most part, it was a steady rain. These roads would have been so much fun had it been a bit drier. It was a good test of our equipment, though. GPS works in the rain. Most of my rain gear was in working order, only my backside got a little wet. My new helmet that I won at the Beemers and BiPlanes Rally in Virginia Beach was awesome. It is a Fulmer 3/4 helmet. My chin got a little wet, but the temperature was high enough that it didn't really matter. The important thing is that the face shield didn't fog up and my glasses didn't get wet at all. Steve, on the other hand, had a different experience. His rain liner for his REVIT jacket did not work at all. His shirt was soaked when we stopped for lunch. He also had poor visibility since he didn't have his full face shield. He was following me and for the first ever in our riding "together" career, he said "I don't feel comfortable riding at these speeds."
We did see a black bear come out onto the road in front of us on this road not long before we took the pictures. Pretty cool. Looked like a cub and he waited until we were almost to him before dashing back under the guard road.
We did stop by a couple of places to take some good photos on the way, but not many with the rain.
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory in WV
This was our route today.