BAM! Wisconsin is the home of the Harley-Davidson Company. . .we are living here in Wisconsin part of the time at the moment. . .curiosity abounds regarding the H-D brand, the culture, the vibe, and, of course, THE BIKES!
I had to do the riding class at the Harley-Davidson dealership in Madtown, a.k.a. Madison, Wisconsin. I just had to…can’t sit around in Wiskonsen without seeing what this is all about.
The folks at H-D Madison are warm, friendly, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful…plus, they want to sell gear and motorcycles, and they can see me coming from a mile away–another dopey enthusiastic potential customer who wants to do everything as safely and by-the-book as possible with the possibility of taking one of these beautiful machines home for further practice and enjoyment if all goes well…jaaaa!
Somehow I passed the course…WOW! It’s two-and-a-half days long…it’s comprehensive…it’s immersive…it’s invigorating…it’s exhilarating…it’s nerve-wracking…and it’s exhausting…but we are in such good hands the entire time while studying and discussing and learning the basics of competent and safe motorcycle riding that the time flies like the wind blowing through our hair out on the open road. . .mmm, aaahh!
When in Rome, baby!!…might as well take advantage of our time here by experiencing the Harley-Davidson thang on the roads where it was born. Just like learning to make pasta in Italy…like learning snow skiing in the Alps…like learning mountaineering in the Andes or Himalaya…like learning scuba diving in the Caribbean and the Great Barrier Reef…like learning automobile driving in Detroit. . .like learning theater acting in New York City, etc….might as well learn motorcycling in the rolling hills of Wisconsin, the home of William Harley and Arthur Davidson.
I highly recommend the riding course at the H-D dealership in Madison. . .if you ever find yourself here in the midwest of the U.S. for an extended period of time, then check them out–you will love everything that you find there–I gar-ron-taaaayy!!
I send you safe riding vibes from Madtown. . .feel them. . .they will make the hairs all over your body stand on end.
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It’s lovely out there.