Sunday, September 27, 2015

Distinguished Gentlemen's Motorcycle Charity Ride

Every year all over the world over 13,000 riders dress in their best and ride to raise money for prostate cancer research. This year the event came to SLO and I joined in. My goal was to raise $1000 but due to the generosity of my friends I raised over $1800! We gathered early Sunday morning and rode about 100 miles. We made several stops and when crowds gathered around to see gentlemen riding motorcycles we handed out cards about prostate health.... I am sure they were excited to get that.  We finished about noon in San Luis Obispo at the Side Car Restaurant.. fitting, huh? Made lots of new friends and my riding buddy Duane and I had another good adventure!

One of the goals of this event is to improve the "image" of motorcyclists so we dress in our Sunday best. I have to say I clean up well for a mechanic!

My motorcycling buddy Duane. We have ridden to the Arctic Circle together, down to almost Mexico City, and all over Europe and the UK but riding in my sidecar with me driving had to be his most daring adventure!
Dapper Gentlemen getting ready to ride.. The gentlemen on the right is a friend of mine, Mike McClure.. He is 80 years old and still riding motorcycles!


Our Arroyo Grande stop...

Our Morro Bay stop..

The end of our ride in San Luis Obispo and a warm welcome from my loving wife, Bonnie.  :)

After the ride we gathered for an excellent lunch with new friends.. Part of this group is the SLO Sidecar club... Their motor is "Ride to Eat".. I have found my club...

Duane, his wife Linda, and my wife Bonnie... The wives were discussing how much fun it is when we go away on motorcycle trips..... ;)

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