2022 Brings Changes to RHG

Retirement in 2020 brought about some changes in RHG’s stable of motorcycles.    Adding to the desire for changes, was the closure of Heritage Harley-Davidson.     The 2017 HD Road Glide was traded for a 2018 BMW K1600 GTL.    Off to Colorado to Raw Hyde Training we went.   The following year I’d return to New Mexico, Colorado and then on to Wyoming on my BMW R1200 GS.    That ended with a 2 1/2-day ride in an U-Haul truck home.   My last ride on the BMW K1600 GTL would be in early November to Tennessee.    That ride would be the coldest trip ever.    Sometime after that as we looked forward to planning a 2022 adventure, both Cheryl and I would land at a decision to go back to our Harley Davidson touring routes.    Thanks to Harley Davidson Shop of Rochester that transition materialized.  While I miss Heritage H-D and am still bothered by that “corporate outcome” …. all the the folks at Rochester were excellent.   They ARE my new H-D “go to” home.

Yellowstone Motorcycle Run – Harley Davidson Museum

This is the last video from our Yellowstone Motorcycle Run.   This video was done at the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, WI.      From there I’d ferry across Lake Michigan to New York and home to New Hampshire the following day.

This was my third trip to the H-D Museum.   It never gets old and there are new things to see and things you need to see again.    It is Americana!

Who knows, perhaps next year’s “Motorcycle Run” will take us back to here again!

Yellowstone Motorcycle Run – Headed Home

I did very few video or photos once I left Billings, MT.   The route was unique as I headed east through North Dakota and on to Milwaukee WI.   Spent a day at the Iron Horse Hotel and visited the Harley Davidson Museum (yet again).    I will post a video of that visit separately.   The next day, I will take the ferry from Wisconsin to Michigan.    That would be a long day as I would travel across Michigan and settle for the night in Niagara Falls, NY.     The following day, I arrived home.   Another “RHG Run” in the books – we now look forward to “RHG 2020” – destination to be determined.    This is vast and great country – I am lucky to be able to travel it on two wheels!!!!

Yellowstone Motorcycle Run – Day 14 Beartooth Pass

Day 14 would be the best riding of the 2019 Yellowstone Motorcycle Run.   I want to thank David Eycleshymer for encouraging me to explore Beartooth  Highway – it was beyond words and truly an experience of a lifetime.   My trek to the top of Beartooth Pass mountain gave me a true understanding of Tim Pifer’s “hike your own hike” philosophy and gave me a new “view” to explore.    The video is substantially longer than I typically do  …. however,  if you watch it end-to-end and realize that was a day’s ride – it will amaze you the diversity of landscape and environmental conditions.   It was an amazing day!!!!  

Yellowstone Motorcycle Run – Day 12 West Yellowstone National Park

We left Jackson Hole and headed north / northwest to West Yellowstone.    The way out took us past the Antler Arch,  Million Dollar Cowboy Bar and Jackson Drug.    From there we entered West Yellowstone crossing the Continental Divide.    The streams and green pastures were abound with bison and even some bear.     We rounded a corner to find a parking lot of taillights and people wandering the road and fields.    Up ahead we saw the Rangers so we knew there was something on the loose.   Soon we heard one of the Rangers yelling to “get in your cars…. the bear was coming.”     We remembered – we were on a motorcycle and there was no Plan B.      We survived and we ended the day at Old Faithful.