The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

National Motorcycle Museum


Anamosa, Iowa

After warming up some driving around town that morning and having seen the Iowa State Penitentiary (from the outside) I was now ready to go into the National Motorcycle Museum.  First impression: Good, it's warm in here!
The second impression was I was overwhelmed with all there was to see.  
I made three laps around the place. 

Here is one of Evil Knievel's bikes. 

This one here I was more impressed with in seeing.


Want a motorcycle with more power? Drop in a Chevrolet V-8 engine.

Still seeking something more in a motorcycle?


Too much bike eh? How about some toy motorcycles instead.



I'll show more tomorrow.
Ladies, tomorrow I'll end it.  Not to worry.


11 comments:

  1. Wow really impressive. When I was on technical high school about 1960 a few of my classmates had an indian from wwII and I remember the fun to make sparks going around a corner and hid the pavement with the flip-up footboard. Could also have been a harley I am not sure about it anymore.

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  2. What an impressive museum, that huge one is really funny, it even has two headlights! You must have had a great day there.

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  3. i just shared a motorcycle museum in Maggie Valley, North Carolina ...

    i was curious where this was located. we have never been to Iowa ... will have to check it out when we do. looks like a neat collection. such style. ( :

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  4. I jjust happen to be reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance right now. ;) I'm impressed that the museum also has Steve McQueen's sleeping bag.

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  5. Impressive place. After 3 laps I guess they told you to get off Evil's bike? Oh, the Freudian aspects of men and motorcycles between their legs, but lets not go there. This is a family show.

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  6. holy smokes, some of those bikes! extreme! loved the indian!

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  7. Steve McQueen's bike is pretty cool. My grandsons sure would love any/all of those toy motorcycles.

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  8. I've been taught "if you can't pick it up,you can't ride it".
    I bet nobody could pick up one of those V8s if it tipped over.

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  9. Looks like a fun place to tour!

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  10. The 8 cylinder motorcycle caught my eye. Holy spokes!
    Peace :)

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  11. I'll take the one from Steve McQueen please!

    My mouth would have been hanging open here...would have been speechless for once in my life.

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