Harley Road Trip: Nowhere 55


O’Hare Airport, 2:22 p.m. – I’m sitting in the FOX Sports lounge enjoying a brew and trying not to jump out of my pants. Why? I’m about to embark on the road trip of a lifetime. Well, at least my lifetime.

SHarley Road Tripomeone once said, “I’d rather be dead and cool, than alive and uncool.”

My interpretation of this remark is that one must strive to have a good time while alive. I’ve had my fair share of absolutely amazing life experiences. I’ve traveled the country up and down both coasts as well as through the heartland and I’ve been to several different international destinations. I’m not writing this to toot my own horn and tell you how cool I am.

Rather, I’m here to tell you that I learned how to ride a motorcycle two weeks ago… on a Harley no less. The feeling of the air hitting you in the chest at 70 mph is a rush I cannot describe… part freaked out and part calming, but all together a rush!

My brother, the man that looks like he owns a Harley (he does – two of them), invited me to road trip down HWY 101 (PCH) to California (from Yakima, WA) and see where it takes us. Knowing him, I’m assuming we’ll see a real Mexican dance show, drive through the Big Easy and have enough experiences by the time I get back to be lead storyteller at our next camping outing.

Like my newly grown beard allows me the freedom to look like a vagabond… or king in some centuries, I figured a road trip on a Harley would open up a chapter of my life I’ve never felt. I’m guessing I’m in for the ride of my life.

I land in Yakima around midnight (thank you long Seattle layover). We pack, (jeans for the bike, coat for the mountains, shorts for the beach and flip flops for style), sleep a few hours, wake up, get my motorcycle license and hit the road. Where are we going?

“Nowhere 55 baby, nowhere 55.”

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10 responses to “Harley Road Trip: Nowhere 55

  1. Dude – Have a great trip!

  2. Lyndsay Lane

    Greg – you freakin’ crack me up! Have fun and be safe – can’t wait to see the pictures!

  3. I’M SOOOO jealous of you guys. Have an awsome time and let the wind blow you guys to some great fun and an few unforgetable experiences.

  4. You are such an awesome storyteller Brother! I love you both and it warms my heart that you two continue to bond over your “TRIPS.” May this be everything and more for you both. I look forward to your updates and pics. Be careful and watch out for all those white sedans. I love the pic of the guy from INTO THE WILD; one of my fav movies. Just don’t end up dead like him and eat any berries that you’re not suppose to eat. Be sure to wash your hands after you go potty too…, jk.. ha ha…Love you both…Kisses from Tieton. your sister Terri

  5. I bet the Oregon coast was awesome. It’s making me ache for my own vacation. If you guys go through Utah…don’t send me pics! I’ll miss it too much. Say Hi to TC for me and give him a big hug for me. luv you both, your sister, Terri

  6. Greg,

    Tell Daniel. He tell the story when he fell off is bike. So which is it? BS or did he or did he not. I’ve seen alot of road rash on his old bike. I tend to believe he has. Man please! Take it easy. You guys still have long way to gooooooo..

    CW

  7. DUDE YOU GUYS, YOU SAID YOU GOING TO THE STORE AND TO WAIT RIGHT HERE. NOW I HERE YOUR ON A ROAD TRIP!! I WOULD GONE SHOULD OF SAID SOMETHING. DON’T SEND PICTURES, DON’T CALL JUST BRING BACK SO SWEET STORIES LIKE YOU GUYS ALWAYS DO.

  8. YA I KNOW (HEAR)

  9. Sister Starr

    Well………..I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t say, “pleases be safe”! I’ve thought about the two of you everyday since you left, wondering where you’re at, what you’re seeing etc……and then Terri told me about this site. Thank you for sharing this experience with all of us. May the Sun continue to shine on the two of you as you ride into the wind. Love you!

  10. …It’s now August 2009 and I’m headed to Sturgis.

    http://www.bromates.net

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