Ready to ride

Trixie Biker

When I pulled my bike out of the garage to get ready to leave, Trixie jumped up onto it.  I think she’d ride with me.  She didn’t get the opportunity on this trip.

Cheeseburger in paradise

We made it to Terre Haute Indiana and stopped at Cheeseburger in Paradise for dinner.  Good food with a great waitress.

After dinner it was getting dark so  we drove on up to Rockville Indiana (30 minutes away) for the night. 

After breakfast  we’ll head out for a couple of scenic rides that will take us by several covered bridges.


The electric motorcycle

Electric cycleThis is the MotoCzysz E1PC. It is electric. It is almost certainly the most advanced motorcycle on the planet. And it is the future.  It is built by moto-genius Michael Czysz (pronounced sizz) of Portland Oregon.

This bike is bad-ass, no two ways about it. It has a custom-built 12.5-kilowatt-hour lithium polymer battery that can be swapped in seconds. The custom-built, oil-cooled motor generates 100 horsepower (continuous) and 250 pound-feet of torque. It all hangs from a custom frame. Of course, it’s got the usual top-shelf hardware. Ohlins. Brembo. You know the drill.
 The bike hit a top speed of 140 mph and lapped the 37.7-mile course at an average speed of 94.66 mph.

Sunday Mid-Missouri Ride

Mid mo rideOur ride yesterday took us through the area south of St. Louis MO.  We rode about 180 miles through, Jefferson County, St. Louis County, Iron County, and St. Fancois County.  We traveled almost exclusively two-lane roads.  Missouri does have some nice scenic by-ways.  Especially scenic on this trip were highways FF and MM and W.  There was one other road, but I can’t remember what it was.

We stopped and ate at The Family Steakhouse in Potosi MO: Sunday buffet for $7.95 Food wasn’t bad, but there were no beets on the salad bar.  (That’s how I define a salad bar.  A good salad bar has beets).  🙂

The temp was in the low to mid 90’s and it wasn’t bad  as long as you were moving.  If you stopped it got hot quick. 

Showers were forecast for the afternoon, but we didn’t experience any.  Our riding buddies from Wentzville MO weren’t so lucky,  They were five miles from home when they got soaked.  The storms were short and they got home wet but OK.