Day Two was mostly flat farm lands except I stopped at Colonel Allensworth State Park
In 1908, Colonel Allen Allensworth and four other settlers established a town 30 miles north of Bakersfield, CA. This town was founded, financed and governed by African Americans. Their dream of developing an abundant and thriving community stemmed directly from a strong belief in programs that allowed blacks to help themselves and create better lives.
I finally arrived at the HU event at the Mariposa fairground.
Where I got to meet Russ' idol, Craig Vetters.
His company created aftermarket motorcycle fairings in the 70's before manufacturers themselves included fairings on their products. The product has been cited as once being so ubiquititous that the term "Windjammer" was interchangeable with "fairing". At one time his company was the second largest motorcycle industry manufacturer in the US behind Harley-Davidson.
I also got to meet Doug Wothke, known in the motorcycle industry as "Around-The-World Doug". He has been around the world on a motorcycle 4 times! He rode different bike on each journey such as a 1948 Indian Chief, a Harley-Davidson Panhead, a Sportster dirt-bike conversion and a rigid shovel-head. Doug's most recent adventure crossing was the TAT on a 1989 Harley-Davidson with side car.
I attended many other sessions as well.
Here is our group shot before everyone hit the road.