Riding into history: Riders will retrace Lindbergh’s 1921 trip on antique motorcycles | News

Long before Charles A. Lindbergh became an international icon in 1927, for being the first person to fly non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean, he went on another long-distance trip.

Rather than the Spirit of St. Louis, however, he was riding his 1920 Excelsior Series R motorcycle. And it wasn’t the foggy skies above the Atlantic he was battling along the way, but about 3,600 miles of roadway — most of which was in unimaginably poor condition by today’s standards — throughout the Midwest and southeast United States.

Open the camera on your smartphone and point it at this coded image. A link will pop up that, if you click it, will take you to Gene Harper’s Lindbergh Ride forum.


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