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You go John, the anticipation is a significant part of the trip, you’re well on your way. I too enjoy secondary roads, seeking them out at every opportunity. The old US Highway system is a great resource. Ride on my friend.
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My favorite rides are the ones where I'm not in a hurry to get anywhere. The older I get, the more of them there are!

As to your water line, normally they are drilled from the basement out, so the only excavation is at the curb valve. There are companies who specialize in this. If the contractor can coordinate with the water co and do it as the new curb valve is set, I would think excavation would be minimal.

Let us know how both turn out.
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I enjoy camping. Somewhat. I also enjoy staying in motels. Somewhat. Both have their positive and negative aspects.

The biggest positive about camping is that it costs a lot less than even a cheap motel. The biggest negative about camping is the time to set up and break down the tent and sleeping gear (bag, pad, etc.). Also, having to get dressed in a tent can be a bit of work. Usually, there are showers available in most campgrounds, but not always and sometimes, even when they are available, I wouldn’t want to use them. Still, I can park my bike right beside my tent, which is a big plus. I enjoy sleeping in my tent. I’ve done it enough that it’s home to me.

Motels are a lot more convenient, in many ways, but they’re relatively expensive. When I was Tramping in 2015, I averaged one night a week in a motel. That seemed to be about the right combination of campgrounds and motels.

When everybody went to Springfield for the Memorial Day Mile, most of us stayed at the Route 66 Motel. I had stayed there a few times over the years and had really liked it. The most vivid memory I had of the place was coming out of my room and seeing a pale turquoise plunger frame Sunbeam motorcycle in a glass case. There was a late 40s Indian Chief up the hall and a 50s Ford F100 pickup on a raised area out in the back parking lot. The rooms were nice and, though it cost a bit more than Motel 6 or the Red Roof, I considered it worth it.

After this year’s visit, I won’t stay there again. The place has really gone downhill. I would consider the Motel 6 to be almost luxurious by comparison. Plus, I came home with fleas, which I’m having a hell of a time getting rid of. I have enough bites on my ankles and legs that I could use them as a display of the craters of the moon. I’m not alone in this, either. I know of at least two others who stayed there who also have been getting bit.

This morning, I started pricing rooms for the rescheduled Mile and the regular races on Labor Day weekend. I checked with several sites and they’re costing more than three times what it would cost me to camp. So, I’ll be bringing my tent and sleeping gear and staying in the campground at the Fairgrounds.

When I was on the road, I stayed in some pretty sketchy campgrounds. But I never had to deal with fleas. They just didn’t get into my tent. I sleep well in my tent, it costs less and I’ll be right there in the Fairgrounds. It’s cheaper and closer. And if I have to walk (or ride) to the bathroom/showers, that’s OK with me, as well. Fifteen bucks a night and no fleas beats the hell out of sixty seven bucks (+tax) and free critters.
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