A Little About Us

A Little About Us
INTRODUCTION: First, allow me to introduce the members of this group...I'm Mike riding my 2003 Heritage Softail Springer...my wife Juju is on her 2015 Freewheeler...and Ed and Nancy are on their 2009 Heritage Softail. For the purposes of this trip we are referring to ourselves as H.A.R.P. HARP is a made-up name and it simply stands for Hogs And Retired People...and all that means is that we are members of HOG (Harley Owners Group) and we are...you guessed it...retired! The name came about when seven of us made a trip out west, but just the four of us this time. I've done blogs before, and this one will be for the same reason...to refresh our memories in our "Golden Years" (they say the memory is the second thing to go...and I can't remember what the first thing was). What is different this time is the blog is being shared by THUNDER ROADS PENNSYLVANIA MAGAZINE...Truly, an honor. This journey will be a round trip from, and to our home town of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The plan is to travel to the Atlantic coast at Ocean City, Maryland for the "Official" start on U.S. Route 50. We will follow U.S. 50 west for over 3,000 miles to its terminus in Sacramento, California. From Sacramento, we will head a bit further west to the Pacific Ocean before we begin to travel south. California Highway 1 and U.S. Route 101, better known as the Pacific Coast Highway, will be the route for about 500 miles to Santa Monica. At the world famous Santa Monica Pier, we hop on Route 66...The "Mother Road". Travelling about 2,500 miles to the north east, we'll arrive at the end of 66 in Chicago, Illinois. The "Official" end of our journey. From Chicago, it's just another 450 miles and we're back in Pittsburgh. We've made very few lodging reservations, thus eliminating the pressure of trying to get somewhere by some deadline. The whole purpose of this ride to see this country and whatever piques our interest along the way...and we will be looking for that giant ball of yarn! So we invite you to ride along with us. We hope you will find it both entertaining and informative. Please feel free to leave your comments and share this with anyone you feel would have an interest.

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

More stats

O.K. I know.  I'm a sucker for statistics.

So, while we work on final thoughts of the trip and try to organize the photos, here are some statistics you may (or may not) find interesting...

Finally, the Canadians stepped up!  We knew you had it in you, but you didn't have to wait until we were almost done!

In order of views of the blog...
  1. United States
  2. Canada
  3. Netherlands 
  4. Germany
  5. St. Martin
  6. Romania
  7. Malaysia
  8. Russia
  9. Georgia (The country in Eastern Europe)
  10. Poland
What they used to view us...
  1. Android came in at 28%
  2. iPhone was second at 25%
  1. Windows scored 26%
  2. iPad - iPod & Mac combined for 18%
How they accessed the blog (This should make the folks at Thunder Roads Pennsylvania happy)
  1. 40% accessed the blog through Thunder Roads Pennsylvania's web site
  2. The remaining 60% was from referrals, like Google, Yahoo, Facebook, etc.  Individually, none of these was above 2%.  Frankly, I didn't know there were so many ways to access the blog!

The only statistic that surprised me was the number of comments.    With the blog being viewed thousands of times by folks from all over the globe, only about 30 comments were made.  Most of the comments were made by our friends, Fanko and Chuck.  Somehow, I though there would be more!

Anyway, thanks for following us.  The final thoughts and photos are coming...the photos may take a while.  Keep checking back.

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on a trip of a lifetime. Take it off the bucket list. Our group has traveled thousands of miles together in the US and Canada over the years but this trip was one for the record book. Welcome home.