Trip to Milwaukee
The plan to do this actually arose about three years ago. Ine, a friend of mine, and me (Peer) went to Finland by bike through the Baltic states and Russia. Back then we enjoyed driving through these Eastern bloc countries so incredibly much that we decided that had to be done sometime soon.
Now, three years later, we have the best reason you can imagine !!
The Harley-Davidson plant is celebrating it's 100th anniversary in 2003
and yet in 2002 we decide to go there FOR SURE! But, looking at the fact
most of the enthousiasts will go there by plane, we had to come up with
Thourough investigation in road maps and Atlasses take away the last tiny bit of doubt. There is a route that leads through big cities like Moskow, Krasnojarsk, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk and Jakutsk to Magadan. Magadan is the most Eastern city in Siberia to reach by bike. From there you can only travel by horse or donkey. From there we have to fly (unfortunately) to Anchorage (Alaska) and in Alaska the journey can be continued to reach the States via Canada.
Well.... The plans and preparations have progressed thus far, that the journey will (at life and well-being) in fact take place for sure. De planned departure date is May 30th and when everything goes as planned, we will arrive at our destination mid-August. To achieve this we have to travel through Siberia with a daily average of 200 kilometres (which doesn't seem like much but don't underestimate beautiful and desolate Siberia)
The total distance is about 18,000 kilometres.
What can be more beautiful, more satisfying than making the journey of a lifetime in such a way...
From 's-Hertogenbosch to Milwaukee under the motto