Friday, August 04, 2006

At last! The journey has begun

Picked up my bike from Milwaukee Harley Davidson at 8.30am on Thursday 3rd August. Set off west along interstate 94 heading for Madison. The early torrential rain quicky cleared up and very soon I was riding in bright sunshine with the temperature rising quickly to around 90F (about 35C). What a fantastic feeling to be riding my bike along the interstate. I'd made it and my dream was becoming reality. I felt a great sense of freedom and a tingle of excitement that the adventure had started. The bike has been running well in the high temperatures. The oil cooler I had fitted in the UK before I shipped it over is doing a great job. After Madison I headed for "The House on the Rock", the result of one man's obsession with buidling a house high up on a rocky outcrop and filling it with oriental art and mechanical music machines. Then back on highway 23 north to American architect Frank Lloyd Wright's home at Taliesin close to the Wisconsin river. Arrived too late to visit today, so will make it my first stop on Friday moring before setting off for Bob Dylan Highway 61 and Minneapolis where I plan to spend a couple of days with some distant relatives. Spending tonight in a motel in Spring Green.


Anonymous Flo said...

Get your motor runnin'
Head out on the highway...

10:42 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ride safe
Be in touch later (just got back to Ekn)
Love Sandy

3:03 pm  
Anonymous Ann said...

Sounds like your having fun. Say hello to Mary and Chuck for me.

3:33 pm  
Anonymous Aggie said...

Hiya favourite son-in-law. Glad to see you're having a good time. But miss you dropping in to pick up your bike and have a cup of coffee!

5:13 pm  
Blogger Rick said...

You will be glad to hear it is typical Norn Iron weather over here, sun and showers.

Who are our 'distant relatives' then, some Yankie Clokes?

5:26 pm  

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