Day 23: Sandusky to Wellsboro, PA – 366 Miles


After taking a quick camp shower and packing up, I rode into the town of Sandusky in search of a cafe for breakfast. I did a quick Google Maps search and found Mr Smith’s Coffee house which had pretty good reviews. Once there I grabbed some joe and quiche, then hit the road to knock out the last portion of interstate out Ohio and into Pennsylvania. Yay for more boring fee based interstate.. 😡

Lake Erie
Lake Erie

AK2FL_21Aug13_002Once I got to the side roads of PA things quickly got better. Cooler temperatures, less traffic and more green.. Have I mentioned I hate riding the interstate?

AK2FL_21Aug13_003 AK2FL_21Aug13_004I grabbed a late lunch and some more coffee at a cool little cafe in one of the many small PA towns I passed through. Lots of people were hanging out at this cafe.. playing the guitar and just  BSing. AK2FL_21Aug13_005 AK2FL_21Aug13_007 AK2FL_21Aug13_008I didn’t have much of a goal or destination to aim for tonight. I had a few campgrounds saved onto my GPS that were along the route I had drawn out but wasn’t really feeling up to camping tonight.. not sure why not? It was nice out and PA seems like a decent place to camp..

Still lots of farmland in PA
Still lots of farmland in PA

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I rolled into Wellsboro which is in the Northern part of PA near the NY border. I did a quick loop around town and decided to stop at a motel where I saw a few other bikes parked. I figure they might know something I don’t. It was a good choice. The room was the cheapest I’ve found on this trip ($65/night) and yet still very clean with everything you’d want. While unpacking the bike, a few guys came over to chat. My think my Alaska license plate attracts a lot of attention. Everyone initially asks the same question.. “Did you really ride THAT from ALASKA?!” 😯

More cool small towns in PA
More cool small towns in PA

Nearly every biker staying at this place was from Canada. They come down here to the States to ride for a few days since it’s a nice change of scenery, away from the wife/kids and things are considerably cheaper than in Canada.. I can attest to that!

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