Pittsburgh is what I am going to call the jumping-off point for this trip. Yes, I rode over 450 miles to get where I am currently at but this still feels like a home to me. The hospitality is probably to blame. A hot shower was needed to help me regain warmth and after that I was ready for some good eating/drinking. Industry Public House came through well. I forgot to photograph the burger I had. It was called the “Management Burgher” (it is spelled like that on purpose). I bought it for the irony of what has happened to me over the past month. They also have good beer.
The next morning I awoke pretty early to enjoy my first non-riding day. After a good breakfast, we decided to revisit my bag situation. My friend Bob brought up the fact that I need to be comfortable leaving the bags on the bike for short periods of time. We condensed the multiple bag setup into one larger one. The tent and sleeping pad will now be bungee strapped to the top of the bag instead of the sides. I’m also able to run a cable lock around the whole kit.
Later that evening I was fortunate enough to try a Primanti’s Cheese Steak. The fact that it had fries and coleslaw on the sandwich almost scared me off but I’m glad it didn’t. It was a great combinations of flavors!
A case of beer, Con Air, and Super Troopers concluded the night.
Today was a day of rest. I slept in, made Finding Chezz business cards with Sean (thanks bud!), and am now having a good night beer. I want to send a HUGE thank you to Bob and Nicole for all of their hospitality!
Tomorrow we set off for Boston.