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Archive for July, 2012

Tue
31
Jul '12

Springfield, Illinois to Springfield, Missouri

Leaving Springfield, we headed off towards Missouri and the Mississippi stopping for photos at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge. On from there, we headed through St. Louis which was hot. Very hot. So hot that after a number of stops and starts, the Electra Glide got a bit tired and emotional and the engine […]

Mon
30
Jul '12

Chicago to Springfield, Illinois

Our first stop, after the obligatory journey’s start photo, was breakfast at Lou Mitchell’s.     Then we headed off down Route 66 to Springfield, IL via a nuclear power station(!), Wilmington with its Gemini Giant at the Launching Pad, Dwight and Pontiac for lunch.    

Sun
29
Jul '12

Picked Up the Harley

…and it’s not the one I chose. Having had the Road King Classic as my first choice, I was a little disappointed when we turned up at Woodstock Harley Davidson after an hour’s bus ride to collect the bikes to be told that as they were out of Road Kings I’d have to ride one […]

Sat
28
Jul '12

Arrived!

Well I’ve arrived here in Chicago at the start of Route 66. My fellow travellers will be gathering later today and the plan has changed slightly in view of the high temperatures around at the moment: we will be picking the bikes up on Sunday morning rather than Monday, so we can be on the […]

Sat
14
Jul '12

Blogging in the USA

So then. Blogging, Facebook, e-mails, etc. Yes, we all like to keep in touch with family and friends when we’re away and I will be taking photos and attempting to update this blog as I go. Which all means lots of data. Now, on ┬ámonthly basis – without really heavy photo uploads of large RAW […]

Fri
13
Jul '12

Route 66

This is the route I’ll be following: