I was following Garmin Dan and the purple line was leading me up and down roads I never heard of before but soon I found myself on 99W northbound and when I noticed the airstrip I suddenly knew where I was and I headed to the parking lot to see if the famous FJR was there
Last year on the way back from our iMBC2012 in Hell's Canyon I stopped and the famous Bateman was not there. His office looked something like this . . .
Yep, empty . . .
This year I decided to go around to the left side of the building and if his bike was not there, then I would just ride away. BUT, to my surprise, this is what I saw
Not an FJR to be seen, but here he is - on an important conference call
Here is the famous Dan Bateman, the man of steel who always rides his FJR rain or shine but today he is without bike
I know he is a busy man and I was just lucky to find him here today.
he has become quite an accomplished photographer during the past few years and has photos decorating his walls
We managed to chat for a few minutes before I let him get back to work
I also managed to meet Pat Hahn, the author of several motorcycle books (click here) who is also with Team Oregon. He is currently having discussions with our friend Geoff in NZ so I asked if I could snap his photo so Geoff would know what he looked like.
Dan Bateman with Pat Hahn, both with Team Oregon
Soon it was time to leave and get to my destination for the night
but not before Dan grabbed his camera