Yesterday (roadtrip moto-extravaganza day 2) we woke up in Nanuet, NY and headed westward. We spent most of the day making our way through the state of New Jersey, which is actually quite scenic.
It was clear and not too chilly and there were lots of other motorcyclists on the road. We accumulated at least 31 passing salutations from other bikes. People love really love the Ural.
We made it all the way to the Pennsylvania border, which was actually the Delaware river. The bridge was a tiny, one-lane affair.
Our destination was Larken Springs Farm, a beautiful bed and breakfast outside of tiny Hellertown, PA. If you ever happen to be making your way through this area, it it completely worth spending the night just to enjoy the breakfast in the morning. The proprietor, Ken, makes home made granola and jams, plus all sorts of other deliciousness. My favorite was apple caramel, Amit’s was the pear butter.
We spent the night in the room attached to the one in the picture above (our sitting room, which was attached). Waking up to sun coming through the window and roosters was magical.
Today (day 3), we spent the whole afternoon cruising the Pennsylvania country-side and just barely made it to the Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery in time for their last factory tour. It’s in the tiny town of Lititz. We found a dog-friendly inn right on the main street.
Best things - spending the night in a 1886 farmhouse, enjoying the home made breakfast.
Worst things - soooo sore in the arms, shoulders and neck. Steering the Ural is like lifting weights.
Tomorrow we’re hoping to make it all the way into Virginia!