30 May 2012
Travelling Tales - Part 3
In case you missed them, here are Part One & Part Two
May 6th 2004 - Mike's Famous Harley - due to the fact that Delaware is a sales tax free state, Peter decided to make his major purchases for the bike there. He pre-ordered some items and arranged to collect. It turned out there was some confusion over his order, to cut a long story short, it all got sorted and fitted but with a bit of a wait. They did however, give us a voucher for a free breakfast in their cafe. This dealership has everything, cafe, radio station, museum, limo's, you name it. Its also a great place to spend money. Did you know the the HD in Harley Davidson stands for $100, that the amount and more you seem to spend everytime you go into a dealership - an believe me we went into a few!! Whilst browsing we picked up a new larger, much needed backrest for my seat, which Peter fitted before we left the store.
We were finally back on the road by midday. Keeping to the quieter roads where possible we took the coastal route down through Delaware back into Maryland for our overnight in Ocean City - there were lots of teenagers about it being Spring Break. We had an early dinner at the Green Turtle, due to the fact that the last episode of Friends was due to air and we wanted to be a jump ahead of home yes sad I know.
The weather was warming up nicely the further south we drove, we were also picking up more bikes heading for Myrtle Beach. Our next stop was the Outer Banks for 3 nights in Kill Devil Hills - we did lots of walking, eating and riding (trailer free). We also had a few problems with the engine immobiliser, this cuts in when near satellite masts, meaning that you have to push the bike out of range - have you ever pushed a Harley? No easy feat.