My 37th birthday today... only fitting that Bertha the machine made it home today. Tucked in the back of a dusty truck, swaddled in blankets and behind cellophane wrapped pallets, Bertha finished her motorcycle saga proudly displaying her battle scars. Side boxes scuffed from our road worn boots, the faring and windshield coated with a… Continue reading Welcome Home Bertha! The End (or is it the beginning) of a Saga… and All Questions Answered
(Day 8 and 9 are being posted together and only reflect my views as Terry's are probably different. I also promised myself that I would be truthful of the journey and not just do the "Pollyanna" version. I do apologize for not posting for a few days but you will see the rationale as you… Continue reading The Home Stretch- Never Defeated
( I will preface the next two blog posts as stating that this will be the reality of the trip-but know we made it safely). Day 7- Friday This became the first of 3 of the most difficult days of my life and not for the obvious reasons. We set out from Gallup New… Continue reading “Take It Easy”…. until there happens to be a decline….
Day 6- By the end of Thursday, we had traveled 1900 miles and endured freezing rain, scorching heat and extremely challenging terrain (imagine being on a motorcycle and coming to the top of a hill and not knowing what lies on the other side- yep as scary as me without makeup). However, Thursday brought a… Continue reading In sickness and well… more sickness
Well hello old friend, I was wondering when you would show up. Yesterday pain reared its ugly head for both Terry and I on our short 167 mile drive from Tucumcari to Santa Fe, New Mexico (thus the reason the blog isn't being done until now). Though battling a severe cold and significant hand pain… Continue reading Pain-An Old Friend Along For The Ride
As my braids are being tugged by the wind as it rushes underneath my helmet and only able to hear the roar of the throttle, my mind is only clouded by my thoughts on the open road. It's these moments that I wish pre- surgery me would know were coming. It's hard not to reflect… Continue reading Modern science, medicine and moxie
O-k-l-a-h-o-m-a... OK!! 1,041 miles completed in 48 hours.... it's been as wild as it sounds. Today Terry faced down the unknown with challenging Ozark terrain, roadkill that created a huge obstacle... and rain. Oh the rain🌧 and cold rain at that. We have owned rain gear for three years but it had never been out… Continue reading Courage in the face of the unknown
Mother Nature was just as a beautiful lady with all her assets on display yesterday in our 401 mile trek across Indiana and Illinois into St. Louis Missouri. The wheels rolled on through Notre Dame campus (Go Blue!) cornfields, small towns and big cities as the main goal was to put miles between us and… Continue reading Mother Nature- A Perfect Lady on Day Two
Day One- Kickstand Up! 220 miles down and only 2300 more miles to go. For me, this trip is representative of my surgeries. Just as the morning of surgery, my nerves were kicking in as the unknown looms ahead this morning. There was the whisper of what have I gotten myself into but also the quiet… Continue reading California Bound- Day 1
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… Continue reading Meet the Machine! Kickstand up in 16 days!