Days 10-12

Milwaukee is a wonderful city and I’ve had a swell time here (I mean, hey! They had this sign…)

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But man! I’m ready to get back on the bike! I miss that little critter!

In case you didn’t know, my feller manages a Harley-Davidson dealership, and twice a year, goes to dealer meetings to which he usually rides. Sometimes they’re in Texas, sometimes Florida or Vegas, even Anaheim (tough ten-mile ride there!). Coming to the home turf, though, is something special. In addition to all the business stuff, Harley hosted a fun party…

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And showed the new Hard Candy paint (BIG metal flake)…

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Plus we got a behind the scenes tour of the museum from a man who has worked for the company since the seventies.

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One of the best parts of the tour was the archive room. Since Harley’s early history, they’ve been saving one bike a model year and putting it in storage.

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Brian even found his bike in the collection!!

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Another favorite part? The Leather installation! How great is this? $26.95 for the Cycle Queen! Sure would like to have one for our modest collection!

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I got to bond with my sisters!

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And finally see Jeff Decker’s incredible Bronze Hillclimber in person. Absolutely stunning!

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Oh! And we spent some time with Jeff yesterday, and picked up some more of his Noose keychains for the Motor Palace! They sell out lightning fast, so if you want one, pop on over to the store and order yours today! (just ignore the Sold Out message!) we’ll ship it as soon as we get back from our trip!

It’s raining a bit outside at the moment. Hopefully by the time we get all packed an loaded it will dry up. Look at the poor little specks sitting out there all lonely…

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Plus, we need to get out of here before they finish tearing down this lovely old building! This is the view out our hipster-modern ALoft Hotel room and it’s making us mighty sad.

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Later gators! Talk to you from the road!

This just in! We swung by the dealer show one last time because the Motor Clothes folks wanted Brian to test their performance (water resistant) jeans on the ride home and I got to chat with Willie G. and Nancy Davidson! Their eyes lit up when we told them we rode from California on Sportsters on route 66! You can tell these two truly love motorcycles and the adventure they bring! And THAT completes the Milwaukee adventure with a big old cherry on top!

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