Friday, August 19, 2016

Last night

Our last night on the road was in Poplar Bluff Missouri got up the next morning and it was threatening rain again like it had been for the last 4 or 5 days. Had a great time on this trip, sure did miss Richard. This year we traveled about 4100 miles a lot of them was in Canada. That's it until next year.
Phillip W Daily

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Wednesday

After lunch at Steak and Shake in Mt Vernon, back on the road, another 50 or so miles we are at Marion, IL and the Black Diamond Harley. Another neat store, fairly new and fun stop. 
We have been so fortunate today with partly cloudy but no rain. Now headed for Cape Girardeau and the Harley shop there, Lawless Harley Davidson. As we are going south and west, some large rain clouds looming in front of us and to the east. Going south and the rain starts to fall at the same time we turn the corner to the right, West, and just like that we are out of the rain and riding toward partly clear skies and the Harley stop. Didn't get a picture but basically a big metal building but very nice inside. Then back on the road to Poplar Bluff, Mo and the last night on the road and home tomorrow. Been a great ride but so many times, missing our third amigo, Richard. Have also missed him and his color commentary and descriptions of our travels on this blog. This trip would have been his 70th birthday ride. GMS

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Wednesday

On the road again, 50 miles further and Mt Vernon and the Waterkotte Harley store. Very nice store and a good visit. Always some things the same and yet very different. Weather still holding and great riding. So much fun without the rain suit! GMS

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Wednesday

Well, it's Wednesday, walk outside the hotel, and guess what? NO RAIN! Light fog, low 70s, pavement dry, so a very good start. On the road, riding is awesome, cool and perfect. First stop is Effingham, IL and the Legacy Harley Davidson. As we are coming down the interstate around a curve and here is this huge barn and silo with the Harley signs on it. Really great inside and out. Everyone so friendly and‎ and are also riders. GMS 

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

World of Motorcycles

The museum also had some cars and bicycles. The car is an MG TD, a 1915 ford, model a and several others. These two bikes are Harley Davidson, really neat. He also had so many rare, foreign and odd brands. A fun visit and lots to see. And finally this afternoon, breaking clouds, temps up in the 80s and road to South of Champaign, in for the night. GMS.  

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HD and Museum

One of the bikes was a beat up ultra with a sign that said this was the bike he and his wife was riding in 2003 when a truck ran a stop light and hit them in the middle of the intersection killing his wife instantly and breaking both his legs, an arm and his back. He is probably mid to late 80s, gets around good, sharp mind and interesting to talk to. He has risen since that accident and spends most days in the museum. GMS 

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Tuesday

Rain off and on, on our way to ‎North Judson and The World of Motorcycles Museum. Surprised to find this was also a Harley dealership, Kersting's HD. Mr Kersting was in the Museum and had a chance to visit a bit. He started back in 1962. Being dealer he would come across some, bought some from auction and accumulated many to put together this museum. GMS 

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