Day 4 – Mother Road Tour

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.

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.