Sunday, July 10, 2016

Riding the Grand Tour on an Electric Motorcycle

Zero Motorcycle - DSR Dual Purpose
John Michael Flores is a freelance writer currently working on a series of articles for RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel magazine about George A. Wyman.  John contacted the Project several weeks ago to give us a 'heads up" about his plans to ride the Wyman Grand Tour route....on an all electric motorcycle!

We wish John safe travels and an exciting hard riding adventure.  We will be following his journey with great interest.  Click on the links above to follow John on Instagram and his posts on the RoadRUNNER Facebook page.  

This is the route that George A Wyman took in 1903. He did not map his route (roadmaps were a new thing), but the George A Wyman Memorial Project has spent years reviewing Wyman's travel story as it was originally published and correlating places that Wyman mentioned in his story to a map. Wyman himself did not record his mileage because his cyclometer broke due to the horrid road conditions. He bought another one and then that broke too. So that was the end of that. Overall, it's about 3,028 miles, and the general route became what is now known as the Lincoln Highway, one of the first transcontinental routes established 10 years later in 1913. Funny story-when I went to my credit union to tell them that I would be traveling and not to put a security block on my card, they asked what states I was visiting. I said, "California, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York." I don't think that they were expecting such a long list LOL. #advrider #adventuretouring #motorcyclelife #motorcyclediaries #motorcycletravel #motorcycleadventure #motorcycle #motorcycles #RoadRUNNER @RoadRUNNER_magazine #ZeroMotorcycles #GeorgeAWyman
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