Posted May 6, 2014

Biking at the Dragon

Oh look a penny!

Oh look a penny!

Brian, Terry & Paul’s trip to the Tail of the Dragon garnered Brian a photo of the week nomination for his cunning stunt riding.

Posted July 22, 2011

Iowa National Guard Welcome Home

Picture from last weekend’s Iowa National Guard Welcome Home ride.

Dave & Denise leading the pack

Dave says:

“It was only like 105 with the heat index that day… end of our 80 mile
escort home of some Clinton Military Folks. The flag on the opposite
side of my bike was the unit flag the RED Bulls.”

Anyone interested in riding with the Patriot Guard should click on the link below for more information.

Posted August 29, 2009

The Fall of Rome

One thousand five hundred years after the last Emperor of the Roman Empire is deposed, the city yields to yet another invader!

Rome’s Colosseum is one of the greatest pieces of Roman architecture in existence today. It was built in eight to ten years somewhere around 70AD; and, it could seat fifty thousand people!

Posted August 7, 2009

Life in Michigan

Rod contemplates life in Michigan and how much he would miss ILLOWA CYCLE if he moved. . .

Posted July 27, 2009

Arctic Circle

Here’s a photo to be proud of — Wally Williams rode his yellow V-strom Suzuki solo all the way from Clinton, IA to the Arctic Circle, north of Fairbanks Alaska.

Way to go Wally!

Posted July 26, 2009

San Francisco, CA

Can anyone guess which famous west coast bridge is pictured here near San Francisco, CA?

Planning to visit San Francisco yourself, click here

Posted July 19, 2009

Petrolia, CA

Click here to find out what Petrolia, CA is famous for?

Posted June 5, 2009

Plymouth Rock

An Illowa Cycle Center hat on Gary’s head skulking around Plymouth Rock and the harbor.

Posted February 10, 2009

Epcot at Disneyworld, FL

My assistant asking Mr. Goofy to sign our release form so we could sell his likeness to Girls Gone Wild video productions company.

Meanwhile, Mini is shocked by Brad’s height!

Posted February 4, 2008

The Alamo, San Antonio, TX

This is the front of the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas. If you find yourself in town be sure to check it out. It is an interesting stop. They have some nice displays and gardens to roam around, and of course there’s a gift shop.

Learn more about the real Alamo by clicking here.

Posted July 3, 2007

Prudhoe Bay, AK

Larry Ross and Ed Ahlf display the Clinton Herald while standing at Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. Congratulations guys, that is quite a ride!

Learn about Prudhoe Bay by clicking here.

Posted July 3, 2007

Coldfoot, AK

Now this chap is apparently reluctant to show off his Illowa Cycle Center T-shirt, but I am sure he has one on under that jacket. Maybe it was to cold to take the coat off.  We’ll let him slide as this is a pretty cool shot from Ed and Larry’s Alaska trip.

They rode all the way to Prudhoe Bay Alaska. For those of you not immediately impressed by this, let me explain. Prudhoe Bay is on the north shore of Alaska, where the oil pipeline starts it’s journey south. This sign is close to Coldfoot, AK, just in case you’re thinking about going to see it yourself.

To check on Coldfoot’s current weather conditions, click here.

Posted June 22, 2007

Dealey Plaza, Dallas, TX

Any one recognize this location?

On November 22nd, 1963 President Kennedy and Gov. John Connelly were shot from the 6th floor of the Texas School book Depository Building in Dealey Plaza Dallas, Texas. It’s hard to see, but our agent model is standing on the white X painted on the pavement where President Kennedy was shot. The building now houses a museum focusing on that fateful day in history.

Learn more about this fateful moment in history by clicking here.

Posted June 11, 2007

Deals Gap, NC

Here’s a congenial looking chap displaying Illowa colors at the Deals Gap store & hotel in North Carolina. I hope he didn’t hold traffic up while riding the Gap.

The Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap, with 318 curves in 11 miles, is America ’s number one motorcycle and sports car road.

Learn more about the tail of the Dragon by clicking here.

I really don’t think an Illowa T-shirt belongs on the tree of shame at Deals gap!

Posted May 2, 2007

Sedona, AZ

An Illowa Cycle patron overlooks the beautiful red rock formations of Sedona, AZ.

Visit Sedona virtually by clicking here.

Posted April 16, 2007

Wild Bill Hickok

Illowa Cycle Center shirt at the grave site of Wild Bill Hickok in Deadwood South Dakota.

From Wikkipedia:

On August 2, 1876, while playing poker at Nuttal & Mann’s Saloon No. 10 in Deadwood, in the Black Hills, Dakota Territory, Hickok could not find an empty seat in the corner, where he always sat in order to protect himself against sneak attacks from behind, and instead sat with his back to one door and facing another. His paranoia was prescient: he was shot in the back of the head with a .45-caliber revolver by Jack McCall. Legend has it that Hickok, playing poker when he was shot, was holding a pair of aces and a pair of eights, with the fifth card a jack. The fifth card was either unknown, or some say that it had not yet been dealt. This famous hand of cards is known as the “Dead Man’s Hand”.

The motive for the killing is still debated. McCall may have been paid for the deed, or it may have been the result of a recent dispute between the two. Most likely McCall became enraged over what he perceived as a condescending offer from Hickok to let him have enough money for breakfast after he had lost all his money playing poker the previous day. McCall claimed at the resulting two-hour trial, by a miners jury, an ad hoc local group of assembled miners and businessmen, that he was avenging Hickok’s earlier slaying of his brother which was later found untrue.

To Learn More, Click Here.

Posted April 16, 2007

Devils Tower National Monument

Devils Tower National Monument

Devils Tower rises 1267 feet above the Belle Fourche River. Once hidden, erosion has revealed the tower. This 1347 acre park is covered with pine forests, woodlands, and grasslands. Deer, prairie dogs, and other wildlife are seen.

Also known as Bears Lodge, it is a sacred site for many American Indians. In 1906 President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed Devils Tower our first national monument. To learn more, click here.

Posted March 29, 2007

Old Town San Diego, CA

This fella was spotted creeping around Old Town San Diego, CA while wearing his Illowa T-shirt.

Cllick here to learn more.

Posted February 9, 2007

Huntington Beach, CA

ICC T-shirt at Huntington Beach, CA

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