My dad said he saw seven dead deer - interesting that he kept count. The weather was hot, stayed about 88 most of the trip. The bike is everything I had hoped it would be - the Germans know how to make a machine. In the ZMM spirit - it is a quality bike. I probably haven't recognized or thanked my wife enough for her support of me on this trip. She's at home taking care of the kids, has a test or two in microbiology, is dealing with a broken sewer line at a rental house and even picked up her mother's birthday cake today! How blessed am I!
Saw a few wind farms along the way. Iowa hillsides are beautiful. Aggressive drivers suck.
Looking forward to seeing Pirsig's childhood home and the Sutherland's home tomorrow.