I made it all the way to Wyoming with some help from the gentleman in this picture. His name is Denny.
He noticed I was having tire trouble and offered to lead to the bike shop. While my bike was being worked on he took me to his shed, about a block away, and showed me some of his projects. Some really beauties here. I think my favorite is the Olds 88. The detail work on the grill and in the steering wheel is amazing. That's real brass in the globe in the grill. After my bike was done Billy even led me to the freeway so I could be on my way. Great guy.