Day 4: Cedar Rapids, Iowa—Just 181 miles to go! The Beemer feels nimble skirting the bluffs along the Mississippi River. I meet some Wisconsin riders and switch off the TC to let the front end float. Huge, responsive power allows wheelies for days, elevating the hooligan factor. Around town, this well-mannered German gentleman is smooth, polite, quiet and tame if asked to be. The seat is phenomenal. Everything else hurt after four days on the road, but my backside is fine. Home at last, I don’t even have time to take off my helmet before my wife and little girls swarm me with hugs. Life is good.