Sunday, February 12, 2017
Jane and I ran into Chicago Friday to go to the Cycle World International Motorcycle Show. It was a good show, maybe a little smaller than last year. This year we didn't make any major purchases which is unusual. Last year I picked up my heated gear (I finally have to admit I am getting older). We spent twice as much time driving as we did at the show, but it was fun.
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017
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There were quite a variety of motorcycles with a lot of un-restored originals or old customs.
And after you check out the bikes there were various vendors to talk to, bands playing throughout the afternoon, the cool old theater was showing car and bike themed movies (I watched American Graffiti on the big screen, which took me back to my high school days when it first came out), and there were the magazine shoots going on with the several of the Pin-Up girls.
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Jane, Jodi, Mike and I took a motorcycle trip from Iowa to Charleston, SC and then across to Birmingham, Al before returning to Iowa. It was a good trip, but weather conspired a bit against us making it a bit difficult at times. We had rain each of the first four riding days and then it got pretty hot. That said there was a tropical storm that came through Charleston the week before we arrived and a week after arrived, so even though we fought some rain we didn't get into he worst of it.
All in all almost 2600 miles for the trip with no major mishaps and we only got lost a couple of times.
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Some mechanical issues and then heavy rains made us skip the Tail of the Dragon, have to hit it next time.
The hotel let us park the bikes under the canopy to keep them out of the weather.
Our house in Charleston had an alligator in the marsh right behind the house.
Toured Barber for the people in the group who hadn't been there.