My Ebay activities brought me through PA this past weekend. I learned alot about "safety corridors" & "fines doubled"! No, I didn't get pinched. I was just surprised by that sneaky ploy to generate revenue -- something I would have expected in MA!
Some beautiful land out there. In PA, I started out on 80W, then went south(west) on 81 into western MD & thru WV, then back up into PA on 79. Made a stop in Centerville, then promptly ran out of gas due to the lack of ANY CIVILIZATION!
Wouldn't be a road trip without something f' ing up! I had to drain some fuel out of one of the bikes I bought, (luckily it had a functioning autolube system -- or it would have been PREMIX! ) then had to make a funnel out of a 16oz water bottle using my jumper cable clamps (had no tools with me 'cause I was driving the '07) because my can HAD
a lovely durable plastic spout!
. After that ordeal, I raced off in a huff with my tailgate down .... heard a **BANG** .... AWWW WTF WAS THAT??????
One bike was rubber-side-up on the side of the road!!
Of course, it was the one with NO OIL CAP for the oil injection tank! AND of course, it was the best one of the 4 I bought.........
.........AND I just happened to be wearing a WHITE T-shirt with NO change of clothes!
So after bench-pressing the thing back into the truck, I was peppered with oil.
So I continued on with 1 qt of gas in my tank & I passed 2 shut-down gas stations, before finally spotting a real one! If this place had been 100ft farther, I'd have been pushing!
Truck has a 26 gallon tank ............it took 26.1 to fill! I'd say I was on the empty side.....
All told, it was a 1200 mile trip. I drove 16.5 hours the first day (it was nice not being commercial!), slept for 4 hours in a NY rest stop, then continued on home another 7 hours on 90E. That last 7 hours was T H E W O R S T -- overtired, sore, eyes bone dry .... it was like torture.
What was even worse was the $11.64 TOLL
on 90E in NY from Buffalo to Albany!!! WTF is THAT all about???? Talk about no lube!! Geeze!! That's a highway raping for sure!!! ***NO TRAILER IN TOW*** !!!!
Here's some random crappy cell phone pix: