A DAY WRAPT IN ADVENTURE!!!
Three of us from Midwest Trike Megastore undertook the initial map route-planning ride for the 2018 Labor Day Trike Rendezvous . We saw surface ranging from too-deep gravel to smooth as silk country roadway. We the day immersed in rolling countryside NW of Montezuma where a few of the mapped routes will by located.
Each small town we stopped in had wonderfully unique dining sites and are home to historic national treasures. My mind strolled back through high school history books.
In the small town of Dana, we stumbled into the Off The Tracks Cafe…EXCELLENT FOOD AND SERVICE… I was able to withstand their warm cherry pie and ice cream. Jim feel to the lure. Dana is the home of the Ernie Pyle WWII Museum. A national treasure! The state highway that passes through Montezuma, SR36, has been named the Ernie Pyle Memorial Highway.
In Chrisman IL, the Hidden Garden Antiques & Tea Room was amazing. The interior artifacts, full menu and tea room atmosphere made me buckle at the knees for the homemade stovetop-stirred coconut cream pie and ice cream. The above picture could only capture less than half of the interior area and almost none of the ambient atmosphere. The owner enriched our entire stay with educational area life history.
And, let nobody tell you they can’t transport their trike. Sean’s Catrike 700 and Jim’s ICE VTX fit like a glove atop Sean’s Mazda. We are planning on route mapping expeditions every May Wednesday. The maps will be self-guidable and very well described.