Day 4 . . . . brought us to the Old Joliet Prison (Illinois). We spent a couple of hours walking the grounds and buildings that were open to the public. Like all other vacated / abandoned instructions the visual story is impactful – yet there is a presence from this facility that is bigger than its physical and historical footprint.
This is the story of the RHG Silver Bullet Hauler. It starts with training at RawHyde Adventures in Colorado. Includes a brief notoriety of the infamous “Trail Boss” and some disclaimers! It’s not intended to be taken too seriously…. it was a cold snowy day and I found some photos of the Silver Bullet build. Thus, the post 😉
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.
This was not really a planned thing! Returning from my November trip to Tennessee we began to talk about 2022 travels. Truth was we decided we missed the GA touring ride – especially for two up. More of the story to follow.
Sometimes you don’t need a motor or a narrative.
Thiis the final Part 4 of the 4 part series of my trip to Colorado this past August. This final post is my adventure to Rocky Mountain NP and Trail Ridge Road.
Part 3 of a 4 part series of my trip to Colorado this past August. The final post will be of Rocky Mountain NP and Trail Ridge Road.