Riding pillion on the Mother Road: Harley Davidson on Route 66

Sarah Barrell heads for Milwaukee, home of the world’s most famous motorcycle, to join the centenary celebrations.

Sitting in a quiet roadside café on Water Street it’s hard to imagine Milwaukee as the host of the “world’s largest rolling birthday celebration”. On a muggy evening in mid-August dark dock houses loom over the recently regenerated canal-side area of this modest Mid-West city, the new waterside walkways as deserted as the surrounding concrete shopping precincts. With several hundred miles of highway still ringing in our ears, the silence is oddly deafening.

Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/americas/harleydavidson-hits-100-with-a-party-on-route-66-537055.html

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