Ed & Beth Harvey

Ed & Beth Harvey
The Namesake of Our Group

Friday, July 31, 2009

Headwest 2009 Day 2

Richmond, Indiana to Iowa City, Iowa is now behind us. We could not have asked for a better day to ride. It was absolutely sunny and beautiful! In case anybody didn't know it, they grow a lot of corn in Illinois and Iowa. We actually got to see 2 crop dusters spraying different fields which was awesome. Until I saw the size of the fields out here I never understood crop dusting by a plane, but now I understand.

We had our first minor mechanical problem of the trip. Dave, the medic, had his gear shifter come loose and he was stuck in 5th gear. It wasn't a problem until we hit the work zones so we had to stop on the side of the interstate to fix it. Thanks to Dave, the hogfather, and Perry it was fixed in no time. Oddly enough it looked like a government operation with 2 people working and 17 others watching.

Lesa and Pam took over doing the driving of the car and trailer so Mable could ride and they did an excellent job! Bryce enjoyed riding with them as well. Courtney got to ride with Perry today as well which I think she enjoyed. Dinner tonight was great as always, but let's just say that we can't wait to see Julie and Kim to get here so they can keep their husbands straight. Marilyne's pink mowhawk helmet was a hit to many on the road today.

Ed, we sure do miss you and Beth on this trip and wish you guys were here. We keep wondering what you would say to some of the stuff that's getting blurted out.

Tomorrow it is off to pick up Kim and Julie at the airport in Omaha, then on to Wayne, Nebraska which I am afraid will never be the same.

Below is the track for today and once again it is for legs 1,2 and 4, but it's still pretty cool to look at.

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