Meet the machine-the well oiled, goddess of the road and keeper of the road. Meet Bertha, otherwise known as the Harley who is going cross country and going to keep Terry and I safe on our 9 day motorcycle trek. Often individuals name their motorcycles (mine is Lucy) and Terry’s motorcycle is no exception. She is a powerful, strong engineering feat who is worth of her name-Bertha. I felt she deserves her own post as she too will be put to the test, dealing with unknown terrain, temperatures and weather. It all boils down to a simple faith in the machine, the road and myself (and Terry). KSU in 16 days!