Finally, I can’t remember what day it is. It didn’t take this long last year on the Sturgis trip. Best part about taking off on a motorcycle trip is not caring what day it is, not caring where you are going and not keeping up with the news. A normal day for me in civilian life includes reading 3 or 4 papers on the net, listening to news on the way to work and then watching the news at night. It is a hard habit to break, but once I don’t do it for 2-3 days then all of a sudden I don’t miss it so much. Seems as if the world and life is a little easier now. Lets see, all I suddenly care about is whether the motor scooter is right and tight and what the weather appears to be. I don’t need a weatherman on the tube or the net, just look to the skies and use my judgement. Don’t need a map, use the sun and look to the skies and head the general direction on what looks to be an interesting road.
I am a little late posting this morning because I finally slept in a bit. The closer I get back to Sturgis the more bike traffic there is and these guys kept me up half the night, wish I could remember what we talked about to put in the blog .
The road to get me to this point took me through Europe, towns like Luxembourg, Neu Ulm, Dassel, and Holland. The signs are a mix of Indian Names mostly starting with “M” and the towns are named after the rich German, Bohemian and Finnish cultures that have immigrated to this area. My dad always called me a wild Bohemian when I was little and it took me years to realize it had many meanings. I couldn’t resist getting off the highway and touring the streets of New Ulm, having visited the cathedral in Neu Ulm Germany I knew this town with the same name had to be neat and I was not disappointed. High on a hill was a gigantic statue of some sort so I headed for it. What I found was “Herman the Cheruscan!”
Herman the Cheruscan united the German tribes to fend off the invading Romans in 9 AD. He looks like a viking to me and he is in Minnesota! For $1.50 you could climb to the top of ole Herman, couldn’t resist that. Sign said it is the second highest statue of this type in the US, second to The Statue of Liberty. It did’t look that high but i found myself clinging to the inside the whole time I was up there.
From up here you can see the strasse of NewÂ Ulm. Riding through the Strasse of Neu Ulm gave you the feeling that you were truly in Germany, where is the Beer Garden?
Nice quiet streets of New Ulm. how relaxing, but on to Sturgis and looks like they have been waiting for me, the party has started!! It only took me 3200 miles so far to get here!
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