Follow Mad Dog Mike Marrion as he rides his Harley on a motorcycle adventure to California.

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Day 25 - June 26, 2012
Peachtree City, GA to Lexington, NC
352 miles

I got up at 0500 and by 0520 I made my way out of my cousinís beautiful house in Peachtree City, GA. I was dreading the ride around Atlanta, but in retrospect it could have been a lot worse. A solid hour of big city riding is not my idea of fun, but sometimes there is no alternative.

The rest of the dayís 352 miles were entirely interstate, so there are no scenic pictures. I arrived at my sisterís house on High Rock Lake, NC at 1300.

The ride through Charlotte northward were the worse traffic I had encountered on the entire trip. Fortunately I heard of a five mile backup approaching Concord, NC on the radio and got off the interstate before I got tied up in it. I went through Kannapolis on Hwy 29 and the Interstate was clear after that. The road was two lanes and moving well until a tractor trailer broke down in the right lane and the backup began again. Luckily I was able to ride the shoulder and get around the melee before my engine melted.

As is always the case when visiting my sister and brother-in-law, we had a great visit, great chow and plenty of frosted malt beverages.

The last leg of the trip home is only 210 miles and I am really looking forward to getting there at this point.