I’ve been home 10 days today, and I’m just starting to “get normal” from the ride and all the flurry of activity from day to day that goes along with the cycle; eat, ride, eat, ride some more, then eat again, then sleep. And some days we cut out some of the eat part. I read Scott’s blog, and really all I have to do is say, Ditto, Ditto, Ditto. But then that wouldn’t be very interesting. And each of us carries his own unique perspective of the ride. Everywhere I go people lavish me and my fellow riders with praises for what we have done, and yes, it is hard to ride the miles and go away for 21 days, but just like Scott pointed out, the real Thank You’s are to all who made this ride possible and to all of the people who contributed and supported us throughout our 21 day journey. The ride wouldn’t have been possible without you. So Thank You!
About 30 thousand miles and one remarkable country with a bunch of great people, all on a motorcycle. I can not think of a better way to have been able to spend my last three birthdays. I still get asked by everyone, as I’m sure it is the same with the rest of the guys, “what is your favorite part of the trip or which state did you like the best?”. For me, I can not pick one over the other. They all have their own beauty and things that make them stand out in their own unique way. We all have been very fortunate to be able to enjoy it on motorcycle.
Well after nearly a week back home I am ready to ride again. I wish I had the vacation time and the ability to keep raising money for CMN. We met the most wonderful people, and all for the greatest cause. Every child should at least have the chance to grow up and ride. I have a 30 mile trip to work every day, and I have been riding it. People are still asking about my butt being sore, but that was gone after about the 2nd day on the road.
We as riders have been asked to give our final thoughts on the ride for the final edition of the blog for the year. There were no instructions about length or quantity, so I assume there are no restrictions here. Each of the guys will probably do this in a different way, but all having the same theme. We did this for the kids. Each of us will take something away from this experience that will vary somewhat from others riders, but I bet you if you read all 14 blog entries, they will summarize the same thing, we did it for the kids.