Southern Route-2017-Day 11-D.C.

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Arlington & The Vietnam Memorial Riders began staging their bikes in the underground parking garage of The Holiday Inn at approximately 6:00 AM. The Riders meeting took place at 7:45 am. I posted videos of the riders’ meeting on the official “Run for the Wall” Facebook page if you are interested in watching it. I also posted videos of the … Read More

Southern Route 2017 Day 10

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Lynchburg VA – Arlington VA 255 miles My electronics are not firing on all cylinders. I managed to get my iPad working. Sit-rep will still be abbreviated. More to follow when I get a working laptop.  Possibly dYs of sit-reps. I have so much yet to share. Day began even earlier than normal when we gathered for the final morning … Read More

Southern Route, 2017, Day 9 – Addendum

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So happy to have functioning electronics again, the extended warranty has sure paid off this year. As promised here is a little more information, videos and photos from Day 9 on the Southern Route. All of the riders were so happy to have the sun come out Thursday morning. It was nice and warm while we waited for the students … Read More

Southern Route 2017, Day 9

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Wytheville VA – Lynchburg VA 130 Miles Finally a dry day!!! We have taken to calling Ghost Rider, Rain Dancer. My electronics still aren’t working. I’ll do the best I can on my phone.  As soon as I get a working computer I will amend and enhance the final few days of sit-reps. Day 9 began in a very wet … Read More

Southern Route, 2017 Day 8 -Addendum

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Chattanooga TN – Wytheville VA, 285 miles My laptop is in the shop getting repaired (I hope it’s repairable). Now that I am home and have a working desktop computer I thought I would add what didn’t get in the original sit-rep. After the morning briefing, the riders walked behind the Harley Davidson dealership to the Silverdale Confederate Cemetery. I … Read More

Southern Route 2017 Day 8

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Chattanooga TN – Wytheville VA, 285 miles ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????? It rained all day long! Not just a little rain, a lot of rain! We sheltered in place at the Davy Crockett T/A. Then we got on our bikes and rode with the storm into Wytheville☔️☔️☔️☔️☔️☔️☔️☔️☔️. Apparently my laptop did not like the rain. It is frozen solid, kind of like I … Read More

Southern Route – 2017, Day 7

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Meridian, MS – Chattanooga, TN  – 319 Miles The mantra for today’s ride was: Adapt – Improvise – Overcome The day began with an announcement that there would be a detour heading out of Meridian. At mile marker 32 the pack was taken off the highway,  we were taken back on the highway at Mile Marker 62.  It was 30 miles of … Read More

Southern Route – 2017, Day 6

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Monroe, LA to Meridian, MS, 227 Miles There so much to share about the day. I hope there isn’t a word or picture limit. The day began in the Monroe, LA, Sam’s Parking lot under a light rain. After the morning meeting we headed over to the Monroe Civic Center for a Wreath Laying Ceremony. The ceremony concluded with the … Read More

Southern Route – 2017 – Day 5

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Grand Prairie, Texas – Monroe, Louisiana 324 Miles The day began in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Grand Prairie. Yes, once a year we attend church in a (typically wet) parking lot. There was quite a bit of thunder and lightening emphasizing each point the Chaplain made. A few of us headed out for an “Out Reach”, that’s when a … Read More

Southern Route, 2017 – Day 4

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Odessa, Texas – Grand Prairie, Texas 349 Miles Yes, folks a full day of riding and we are STILL in Texas! But, Texas has been good to us. The weather has been perfect, blue skies and sunshine, but not hot. The day began with a delicious home cooked breakfast at the American Legion Post 430. Followed by the rider’s meeting … Read More