Day 5- Mike Jolley


The drive from OK through TX then New Mexico and finally to Durango, CO was one that could take your breath.  The curves were some of the best you could ride and the view of the snow covered mountains are picture perfect.  A 500 plus mile day in wonderful weather.  Had a little bike trouble with Rick S. and Leatherwoods bike, but Ronnie had major problems.  In fact, he is now the proud owner of a NEW 2014 HD purchased in Durango.  His old bike will be shipped back to Columbus/Phenix City one day next week so the motor can be fixed.  You can say a lot about a man and his “toys”, but for Ronnie this purchase was not about a new toy.  It was about finishing something he started for a cause he believes in.  When the HD service department told Ronnie his bike could not be fixed for a couple of days his first words to me were, “I got to finish the ride for the kids – I will just have to buy a new bike”. And buy one he did!  About 45 minutes later we were on our way.  Great Day!  Tonight the hotel is nice and we had a great meal.


8 Responses to Day 5- Mike Jolley

  1. vernon griggs says:

    WOW hearing about you guys is great continue on friends be safe and hey Ronnie can I have your old broken down bike?

  2. Joanne says:

    Awesome…glad Ronnie is able to finish the ride. I know it’s become an important part of his life each year. 🙂

  3. leeanna clark says:

    Wow..yall have been thru alot this trip…and ronnie buying a new bike so he could finish the ride shows his dedication to the kids…may the rest of the trip not be so adventurous. .safe travels! !!

  4. Adam Keller says:

    What trouble did Leatherwood’s bike have? Sorry you guys are having bike trouble, praying everything works out

  5. Roxann Suits says:

    Congrats to Ronnie! Sorry he had to buy a new one that way, but still a little exciting. I want to know what he bought. Love reading you stories and perspectives from the road!

  6. Sandra Langford says:

    Ya gotta do what ya gotta do.

  7. Harris County Sheriff's Office says:

    Your staff are proud of you. We know you are assisting in leading the riders and keeping them all together and safe! We are Enjoying reading the blogs and able to read and experience what a day looks like for a miracle rider!

  8. Karen Cook says:

    Lucky dealership in Durango!

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