SEMPER PARATUS (Always Ready). This original 1945 Indian Chief has patrolled the shores of Calif, endured the Mojave Desert, scaled the mountains of New Mexico, galloped across the Texas prairie, cruised the Nachez Trace Parkway, climbed the Blue Ridge Mountains, conquered the North Carolina Tail of the Dragon and slid to a stop at the Atlantic ocean. Like the Coast Guard, this bike never faltered in its mission. In over 4000 miles, this vintage machine was always ready for its next challenge. SEMPER PARATUS!!! The earlier announcement mentioned that we left from La Quinta which is where Greg left from. The bike and myself officially left from San Diego Coast Guard base. Our ride was over 4,000 miles.