It was finally time to go. Awesome.
I scrambled around the last couple days packing things up and cramming everything into the camper. I still had the water system issues to address, but I’d deal with that along the way.
As you can imagine things got pretty tight pretty quick. I was able to stuff a third motorcycle inside as well – but that didn’t last long.
Towing with the jeep had a bit of a learning curve. The swaying of the camper has to be closely monitored and counter steered effectively to straighten back out. Because the jeep is real light the camper tends to have the advantage when shaking around on the road. Bumps and sharp corners can quickly ad a level of ‘excitement’ to the drive.
I was able to cruise all the way to Western NY on the first day of driving. I had no intention of driving furiously every day, but I wanted to start off strong and just get gone.
I can’t pull the camper any faster than a maximum speed of 50mph. In many cases this is fine, but from time to time I had giant lines of cars backed up behind me. In the mountains of Vermont particularly I was a bottle-neck. Up the hills I can barely maintain 30 mph.
It all works just fine because I am in no hurry.
I arrived in Rochester NY without any sort of preplanned camping. I parked at RIT and wandered into the Campus Safety office to ask if it was alright. They didn’t seem to have any problem with it, so my first 5 days of camping consisted of living in the University parking lot. Ha.
I spent a few days visiting with old college friends and enjoying the city I grew so fond of during my 6 years in New York. I was also able to order a new motorcycle jacket . . .. .
The M2R (rebranded DriRider) RallyCross Enduro jacket. It’s very cool and so far I’m loving it.
After a few days of bouncing from bar to bar to bar I had my fill of Rochester, and it was time to move on.