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Another State of Mind
By Natalie
August 14, 2009

Last weekend was wonderful riding weather in Minnesota! Saturday's trip took us on a 300-mile jaunt through the Southern part of Minnesota. When we left the Twin Cities it was drizzling on us. Ten miles out of the cities, the skies cleared up and it became a blue-sky day! We rode to a small town called Lyle near the Minnesota-Iowa border. In this town, a local farmer has built a small ball field in his backyard. Sort of a mini Field of Dreams! This ball field is even surrounded by the required cornfields. Every year he throws (sorry for the pun) a softball tourney here. For one day in the summer this ball field comes alive. This is a very casual event with families coming with coolers, lawn chairs, and picnic food. Luckily my mother-in-law was going to be there. We knew she would provide the necessary gear of a cooler, lawn chair and picnic basket for us. It's kind of hard carrying all of that on a bike! Before we headed back North to the cities, we had to ride another mile (yes a WHOLE MILE) south to say we rode into Iowa! This weekend, I'm in another state of mind – riding to Wisconsin in support of the MS Society.

The Journey Has Started!
By Darnell
August 5, 2009

This weekend Natalie, Terry, Diane, and I sat down and started planning a ride to Vancouver, B.C. The funny thing about riding motorcycles is that, as Natalie stated in one of her first blogs, it really is about the journey. That being said, planning the ride is the beginning of the journey. We brainstorm and joke as our plans begin to take shape. We ask questions like where are we going to meet as we are leaving from Arizona and Terry and Natalie are leaving from Minnesota (Montana)? What passes can we go through? Let's stay in this town because we like the name (Big Fork, MT). Can we go through North Dakota? It is one of four states I have not been to (no). Have you seen the topography of Idaho? Ketchum looks awesome! Did you see the lodge Terry found?

The really nice part of all this is that even though we don't leave until September, the journey has started.

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Comments on "Hit the Road with Harley-Davidson"

michael kors bags October 07, 2013 | 1:30 PM

You write very well!

Marlene August 22, 2009 | 2:29 PM

Hi, I hope you are planning a stop at the Coates residence on your trip to Vancouver!! We'd love to see you.

Paulette August 21, 2009 | 1:58 PM

Natalie, I don't know how you do all you do. I'm so glad you are a friend of mine. Tell Connie hi and congrats on the Ride! Love you!

Kim August 18, 2009 | 4:31 PM

I can't believe Stratton is awake in that picture. I pick him up, and he just nods off! Such a little angel : )

Deana B August 11, 2009 | 9:54 AM

I'm totally inspired. Very cool!!

Ella July 19, 2009 | 2:37 PM

Those Segways look so cool, Natalie!

harlowB410 July 07, 2009 | 2:49 PM

A new SheKnows baby! Congrats, Dianne!

Ariel July 07, 2009 | 2:30 PM

Congratulations, Dianne! So exciting to have a new baby in the family... and boy does he have a full set of hair, or what?!?

Mary June 19, 2009 | 7:06 AM

You're my hero, Natalie. Living life to the fullest - although it looked freezing on the last bike ride. Hope to see Darnel when she's in town. Let me know.

Kim June 15, 2009 | 6:53 AM

Di, I am soooo proud of you and glad you decided to do this project! I LOVE the blogs and can't wait to read more. I miss you (and the heat, and Johnny T., and Chloe, and the back yard). xo Love, Ms. Kim

Barb June 04, 2009 | 9:11 AM

count me in! love to see and hear about our adventures;

auntie gogo June 03, 2009 | 8:47 PM

Hi Darnell, Julie forwarded her e mail to me. Have you forgotten your cousin Sharyn" she has been riding for 21 years. A Harley for 19 years. and she also did a commercial for Cycle craft also years ago. I recently made 2 framed copies of Grandpa's picture. one each for Jimmy and robyn. Do you have the original.? I am surpised you did not acknowledge Sha. Say hello to Diane, liked her so much. Sha still has the turqoise Sporter. Love , auntie gogos I will try to follow your blog.

Julie June 02, 2009 | 11:30 AM

Way to go Darnell. Love the picture of Pa on that old bike. Next time you come home... get my mom back on a bike. Enjoy! We are all waiting for the next blog.... keep riding! Love the picture.

Sandy May 29, 2009 | 8:03 AM

I LOVE IT!!!!! Now I can track you down and your bosses (not necessarily the work kind) can find out where you've been and where you're going!! Keep us posted! Great Photo Darnell. Hope to see you all over the summer.

Sue Sirois May 29, 2009 | 5:22 AM

Awesome! You both rock! Natalie, hope you come to MB next year! We missed you!

Marlo May 28, 2009 | 11:13 AM

Same here! This is really inspirational - what a cool idea!! Keep it coming, ladies! We're enjoying this :)

Nanci May 28, 2009 | 10:14 AM

This is a VERY cool site and very well written. It shows there's much more to women riders than meets the eye! I also cannot wait to continue to visit and read more.

Ella May 26, 2009 | 12:17 PM

This looks like it's gonna be cool! These women sound really interesting and I can't wait to read the next posts.

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