Monday, March 14, 2011

First Ride

I just returned home from a 3500 mile ride to the south and back. My pops and I were headed to Daytona but decided that there's no point in getting caught up in that cluster fuck. We just put that money in the fuel tank and burned miles while seeing places we haven't seen before. It's not often that I find myself headed through the southern states. Some places you see a million times... they just always happen to be on the way to the place you are headed. Because I live in Northern Illinois..... southern states such as Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama are just never on the way to anywhere but there.... so this was a good chance to see these places.

Photo by Warren

We left out of Milwaukee in the freezing rain. I thought I was going to lose my man member do to frost bite. Had to stop at a gas station and grab hold of that sum bitch for some warmth but found it didn't help much since my hand was just as cold. I had never felt pain like that in this region before. Things thawed out and we hit the highway again. It was in the 20's when we left the next morning and it stayed cold and rainy the rest of the trip. I wont lie... it was pretty miserable but would do all over again it a heart beat. The good thing was that I was riding a brand new Harley Squishytail which was more like riding a magic carpet compared to my Panshovel. On this trip we saw Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky.

Gulfport Mississippi

12 comments:

JV said...

Street Bob?

MIKE BUZZ said...

WELCOME BACK!!!!!!

Time To Fly said...

Sounds like a great time with family!

Anonymous said...

that the new harley blackline?! sweet bike but extremely expensive and just looks like a night train with a couple changes.. looks to be a good time though!

bobx said...

im jealous. good for you.

Jens said...

Cold weather motorcycle trips are what separates the enthusiast from the show-off. Well done!

D. Gray said...

Can't wait to see your photos from this ride.

Anonymous said...

it's called living.

all the best

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TC said...

The bad news is, once you've had frost nip or bite or whatever on your unit, you're likely to get it more easily.

holland g said...

Bike Week in Daytona has become so overrated! BikeToberfest is a lot more fun--a much better vibe and no doctors' wives wearing color coordinated pink leathers and jewelry wondering why they can't get a mojito at the Iron Horse Saloon! Your trip sounds a lot more meaningful and I'm glad you got to see some of the beautiful south!

Tomahawk Tassels said...

I'm so jealous!!! But glad to know we have both been on adventures. And, I do think, our paths are about to cross again... Can't wait to see the Street Chopper article! xoxo

Violentchoppers said...

Damn man, you shoulda hit me up when you came through Alabama! Glad you guys had a good trip.