From Netherlands to tour the Lincoln Highway

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO
Harold de Bock, who lives in Holland (but studied at IU Bloomington Indiana in the 1970s) is about to depart on a Lincoln Highway trip across the Midwest. He’ll pick up his motorcycle — a 1980 Yamaha XS850 Midnight Special — on Wednesday Aug 31 to test ride the bike after 2 years of idle, then on September 6 he will start his LH adventure in Fort Wayne at Cindy’s Diner. He’s meeting a guy who has the same type vintage motorcycle and will travel that afternoon to about Valparaiso. He continues:

September 7 I hope to have coffee in the morning with the LHA’s Jeffrey Blair. And then later in the day I will meet another person at Rochelle who also has the same motorcycle as I do and he will ride Lincoln Highway with me. So, as opposed to R66 and Dixie Highway which I did solo, this will be a ride-for-two. I will ride US 6 (Grand Army of the Republic Highway) back. I need to be back in Bloomington for the centennial celebration of the School of Journalism at Indiana University, my alma mater 1971-1974.

I have copied the detailed maps from your Lincoln Highway Companion book on A4’s which I will have in a plastic folder on top of my fuel tank – so you will be my guide.

Look for his first entry at:
www.yamaha-triples.org/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=15202&posts=5

For English language ride reports visit his site www.harolddebock.nl/?page_id=16 (they appeared originally in the Ride Report Forum on http://yamaha-triples.org/ – the site also contains two extensive Pictorial Sagas of those trips).
Twitter @harolddebock

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2 Responses to “From Netherlands to tour the Lincoln Highway”

  1. Sue Hronik Says:

    What a great adventure! Please keep us posted and let us know if you we can assist you in any way here at the Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition.

    Enjoy your ride!
    Sue

  2. From the Netherlands to the Lincoln Highway | Lincoln Highway Association Says:

    […] From Netherlands to tour the Lincoln Highway, Brian Butko, Lincoln Highway News, August 30, 2011 ← Iowa Lincoln Highway Motor Tour stops in Youngville […]

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