Sash and I felt pleased our ride to Lincoln, NE would only be 230 miles from our motel room in North Platte. It somehow made us feel as if we had tons of time to kill before heading out on the road.
We actually had a conference call with a client on our calendar at 11:00 AM. So we packed up our stuff, checked out of the motel, and found a Starbucks in town to set up temporary office.
The call seemed a success in that it took us another step further towards a hopeful contract.
After the call, we met a guy named Rob on a Ducati Multistrada. He was from Chicago on his way to Boise, ID. But he had already been all over the country. Rob does website development work. Somehow, that made me feel more connected to the guy. Sash went on talking to him, and it seemed like the two had burned a good hour.
We rode to the Sinclair gas station across the street, and Sash met a couple on a purple Road King-turned-Electra Glide. Going by the names Sweet Pea and Taz, they run a shop in Hastings called G&D Leathers. They also run their local BACA (bikers against child abuse) chapter.
Later, Sash and I stopped at an Arby's Roast Beef near Mormon Island for a butt break, when a guy walked over and mentioned he owns a Honda ST1300 as well. So, we struck up conversation about our favorite motorcycles.
Even though the ride to Lincoln was relatively short compared to previous days' rides, we didn't get to our hotel until sunset. The time we spent chatting with folks burned up time. But it was fine. Sash's body was getting sore from the consecutive days of riding.
By the time checked into our room, we ordered up some chinese delivery, got some work done, and then hit the sack.
Photos from today's ride. Tomorrow's ride: Sioux Falls, SD
|Taking a conference call at a|
Starbucks in North Platte, NE
|Me with a fellow web|
developer from Chicago
|This couple leads their local|
BACA chapter in NE
|Me talking to a guy who asked|
me about my bike
|Stopped at this Old Chicago in|
Kearney, NE for lunch
|Sash enjoying a pizza at Old|
|The Archway, a giant bridge|
with a museum inside
|Never thought I'd see a BMW|
|The water tower in York, NE|
looks like a hot air balloon