Steel Toe Tour
Up early this morning in Kansas City. Reservation to do the "Steel Toe" tour at the Harley-Davidson factory where the Low Rider is built.
all starts with a frame. Each piece shaped, welded, checked, double
checked, polished, treated to a seven step power coating. Was I ever
Speaking of being pressed. All the fenders are "pressed" in house from sheets of steel, polished smooth before painting.
to believe these gas tanks started their lives as flat sheets of steel
too. When finished they are hand polished to perfection. Everyone
should see the craftsmanship that goes into building a Harley-Davidson
motorcycle. After touring the factory you can proudly say..."Built in
the USA with Pride!"
the factory it was a short distance to HWY 50 - "The Backbone of
America". Weather was calling for thunderstorms...managed to skirt
around the edge with a big smile on my face. The road opened up to gentle green rolling hills dotted with farms. The only traffic a John Deere with a friendly wave from the farmer.
down for the night in Emporia, KS. A great day. Question: how do you
know you are in Kansas. Answer: order a mixed green salad.
live free, ride free, Carlan