Travels with Harley Ride to Defiance Missouri

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I was at the store in Washington when one of our guys, Danny, asked if I wanted to go on a ride late yesterday afternoon. We close early on Sunday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, so it seemed like the perfect opportunity, as Jim was in the basement working on his new table saw that we drove out to Utica, MI to pick up.

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That is another story in itself, so I will tell you about that next week in another Travels with Harley. Anyway, Danny’s suggestion seemed like as good a reason as any to get him out in the air. It really was a beautiful day and it sounded like a great idea to me as well.

IMG_2061When we arrived at 4:30, there was Danny on his sport bike, 2009 Yamaha r6s. His new wheels that he had just had put on looked great. Mike, another Sears team member, met up for the ride as well riding his Honda with his female friend along with another friend of hers who looked awesome on her 2001 Sportster. There were four bikes along with another staff member Alex, who followed in his car.

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Defiance is a little Roadhouse that serves out of this world wings and other tasty menu items. They have live music on the weekends as well. This bar and grill is in Missouri and is located on the 94, also known as the infamous Lewis and Clark trail.

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The section of 94 between Weldon Spring and Dutzow is a very popular ride for motorcycles. Jim and I have It has some nice curves and hills and Defiance is at about halfway.

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The Katy Trail also runs along this same route and is one of the top 10 destinations for cyclists in the country with Defiance being a favorite stop for a bite and a chance for everyone to stretch their legs and fuel up for the pedal home.

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It only takes about 20 minutes to get to Defiance. I like it as it’s relaxing and I get a chance to take some pictures and do some chatting on FB as I’ve done the ride quite a few times now.

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Defiance has a great menu. We had the wings, which we almost always have, but if you follow my blog, you know how much I like to eat and although I’m usually tempted to try something else, once again, I stuck with what I know. We had a couple of beers and some ice tea, we don’t drink and drive, and enjoyed our meal.

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Some of the menu items that I would like to try include the Toasted Ravioli, which according to the menu is a St. Louis favorite, and the Reuben Sandwich. Other menu items that have caught both Jims eye and mine include the Cuban burger which is the Defiance classic burger topped with ham and cheese, a black bean puree and pickles and the homemade mustard, which I’ve had before.

Needless to say we had our fill of chicken wings and then some and headed back to Washington.

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Next week I’ll talk about our trip to pick up the table saw. Oh, and I’m also getting ready to head out to California to catch up with some BFF’s from high school on August 1. I can’t wait!