My first random stop was a machine shop pictured above. It has some cool, old architecture and busted out windows that allowed for a peek inside.
After a short break at the machine shop, I hit the saddle again. I recalled a great fishing spot nearby that I'd been to a couple times by car. My aim was to just head straight there and sit for a thermos of coffee for a while.
Since I was on a new road, I decided I'd take it as far as I could. Little did I know that I'd be climbing... a lot... a whole lot.
From there it was a straight shot, boring ride home. The end of an exploratory trip like this is always a buzz-kill. But that's what it takes to get there, I guess. I will be back for more of this route, for sure. Other than the fact that it's a 5(ish) mile ride to get to anything interesting, it was awesome. I want to see where that road ends up and what it shows me along the way. Next time I'll bring a fishing pole.
Get out there.