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Jared’s Day 9 Recap — The Mountain West

It was very apparent that we entered the west today. The plains of South Dakota changed into rolling hills and trees. We entered a small town called Aladdin WY, population 15 and, just in case you were wondering, the entire town is for sale. It is all old school, old gas pumps, old store, old folks.       The drive to Devils Tower was phenomenal and one of my …Read More

Day 9 – Big Sky Country

I can’t wait to get you some pictures of this day.  This part of the world DOES lend itself to photography, though the medium remain inadequate to capture its grandeur.  One of my favorite parts of the day was to move into cattle country in South Dakota.  The cows, with their calves at their sides, looked anxiously (as I did) to the east as the sun rose with the promised …Read More

Day 8 – The breadbasket

The morning started in Waterloo, IA with the sun at our backs and ended in Aberdeen, SD with the sun in our eyes.  It was good to get in a little earlier.  I’ll have a few pictures to post of this part of the ride but, frankly, the beauty of this part of the country does not lend well to photographs.  It is vast.  Pixels are wholly inadequate to capture …Read More

Marc’s Day 7 Recap — My Kind of Town!

(By Marc Menlove): Erie to Waterloo Who would have thought that southern Wisconsin/Northern Illinois would be so amazing.  The rolling hills, farm houses, barns, and dairy cows were breathtaking. It makes you want to up root the family to a small town and live a simple life with far less worries and more time with family and doing the things that are truly important.   As we came off the smaller road out of the country …Read More

Day 7 — The stomach wins out over the brain.

Today should’ve been a relatively easy day, starting from Erie, Pennsylvania and ending up in Waterloo Iowa. We started out well enough, and really everything went quite well. We were ahead of schedule rolling into Chicago. Then, my desire for some Chicago pizza overwhelmed my knowledge of my need for sleep. Most of us went downtown for Giordano’s (Steve was sensible and kept going).  Seeing Chicago from the bike and riding …Read More

Steve’s Day 6 Recap – Beautiful New England

Jared asked Steve Peacock to write up the Day 6 Recap: Today we started our ride with a different ‘feel’ concerning what we have been and are doing.  So far we have spent half the time of the ride and traveled over half of the distance – over 4,800 miles of an expected 6,600 miles.  We have struggled through the adjustment to the long days in the saddle.  We have handled the pressures of being …Read More

Day 6 – A Day of Rest

Today was a light day; only about 550 miles.  We spent the first part of the day on two lane roads through New Hampshire and Vermont.  It was glorious.  We didn’t “make good time” and it felt good!  After a few hours, though, I started to worry that we were burning daylight.  Still, it was great to stop at a small roadside store and buy some maple syrup, and at …Read More

Jared’s Day 5 Recap — The Halfway Point!

A bunch of video recaps of Day 5 from Baltimore to New Hampshire. That includes New York City which was awesome and crazy, especially in a Goldwing. I particularly loved Maine and New Hampshire and look forward to coming back there and riding one year in the fall. Spirits are high especially since the ride day was shorter today and tomorrow. It’s all heading west from here on out! Check …Read More