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Monthly Archives: September 2010

DAYS 3 AND 4 – Anamosa, Iowa to Winner, South Dakota

After assuring our Facebook friends and followers that Todd was not going to die, we set off from Anamosa with at least three days to ride before we were expected to arrive in Denver. We had plans to hit some notable sites: Sturgis, Mount Rushmore, Devil’s Tower, Crazy Horse Monument, and others. The trials and … Continue reading »

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Day Three – The National Motorcycle Museum

What can I say about the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa?  It’s a museum. Full of motorcycles. The museum is filled with all types of motorcycles, but mostly vintage pieces. There are a few items from movies (like one of the surviving Captain America bikes from “Easy Rider”), as well as one of Evel … Continue reading »

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Day Two – Fire for Effect!

Images of asphalt passing by my feet at break-neck speeds, sounds of four thumping cylinders revving harmoniously, and the smell of cooked beef haunted my brain until finally my iPhone’s alarm stirred me out of my sleep.  It was 7:30am and we were in Chicago! Checkout wasn’t until at least 11, but we had a … Continue reading »

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Opening Day

Why did we want to get to Chicago on the first day?  Todd was coming from his home in Laurel, Maryland (about halfway between D.C. and Baltimore) and I left from my girlfriend Michele’s house near Pottsville, PA, with plans to make it to Chicago in time for dinner at Morton’s Steak House.  Lofty, for … Continue reading »

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MotoTour 2010 on The Pace

Todd and Jeff from MotoTour 2010 recently recorded an episode of The Pace Podcast, with the hosts of the podcast, James and Chris. Subjects discussed at length include: planning the trip, the route, bike modifications, camping, and documenting the trip. James and Chris also discuss some motorcycle industry news towards the end. Download Episode 43: … Continue reading »

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