Papa Hawg

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  • in reply to: Midway Route Photos: 2019. Let the uploading begin! #12683
    Papa HawgPapa Hawg
    Participant

    Hoofer,

     

    I want to thank you for an outstanding job at the photographer for Midway.  Your pictures are what will remind me why we ride, what we did and the brotherhood & of our veterans both male and female.  This year was best that I have done with RFTW since I started in 2007.

     

    I also want to thank you for the great Sitreps that you wrote, being able to share the daily activities with my family and friends helps the healing for those who do not ride.

     

    A simple thank you is not enough, being remembered for what you did is an honor,  sharing your experience (Photos & Sitreps) is the way to share the mission.   RFTW 2019 Mission Complete.

    Participant CR 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013
    ATW Midway 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019
    Participant Midway Route: 2015
    Ambassador Lead 2019, 2020 Midway

    U.S. Army Retired 1978 ~1998

    in reply to: Before you leave home… #12058
    Papa HawgPapa Hawg
    Participant

    I take a snack type ziplock bag, put a 10, 5 and 5 ones  in each one.   Each day I count the fuel stops and have that many “PACKS” in side my vest, at the last fuel stop of the day, I make a donation to the Chase Team to support them.

     

    This year, I am saving for the Moose Lodge in Hopewell VA that suffered a fire in February 2019.  This has been a Midway stop since we started in 2014.

    Participant CR 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013
    ATW Midway 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019
    Participant Midway Route: 2015
    Ambassador Lead 2019, 2020 Midway

    U.S. Army Retired 1978 ~1998

    in reply to: RFTW XXXI #9649
    Papa HawgPapa Hawg
    Participant

    Welcome to the run.   I am so sorry for your loss, and I know many members of RFTW miss Jim everytime they ride.

     

    I might know a few people on trikes that could help you out if you don’t find a ride.

    Participant CR 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013
    ATW Midway 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019
    Participant Midway Route: 2015
    Ambassador Lead 2019, 2020 Midway

    U.S. Army Retired 1978 ~1998

    in reply to: FNG would like to get involved. #9648
    Papa HawgPapa Hawg
    Participant

    If you want to be involved, spread the word about RFTW.   After you have been on the run then several opportunities will open up, but you have to do the run and go All The Way first.

    As an FNG (fun new Guy or Gal) it is best that you participate in all the activities on the run, you will see everything in a new light and some of these are only for FNG’s.  Like Missing Man, Ride into Arlington National Cemetery, and participation in Honor Guard Events.

     

    Understand that your first year is going to be an emotional roller coaster and we strive to make the first run something to remember.  It is not that we don’t want your help, we want you to experience things that you will remember for your entire life.

     

    Participant CR 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013
    ATW Midway 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019
    Participant Midway Route: 2015
    Ambassador Lead 2019, 2020 Midway

    U.S. Army Retired 1978 ~1998

    in reply to: 30th Anniversary Photo May 26th 2018 #9460
    Papa HawgPapa Hawg
    Participant

    On the RFTW Store, the link for the photo takes you to Ventura Photo on Snugbug.

     

    I ordered my photo there and it should be on the way in a week or so

    Participant CR 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013
    ATW Midway 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019
    Participant Midway Route: 2015
    Ambassador Lead 2019, 2020 Midway

    U.S. Army Retired 1978 ~1998

    in reply to: RFTW and Combat Hero Bike Build Raffle #8625
    Papa HawgPapa Hawg
    Participant

    BUMP

    Participant CR 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013
    ATW Midway 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019
    Participant Midway Route: 2015
    Ambassador Lead 2019, 2020 Midway

    U.S. Army Retired 1978 ~1998

    in reply to: RFTW and Combat Hero Bike Build Raffle #8486
    Papa HawgPapa Hawg
    Participant

    Carl,

     

    I sent you an email

    Participant CR 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013
    ATW Midway 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019
    Participant Midway Route: 2015
    Ambassador Lead 2019, 2020 Midway

    U.S. Army Retired 1978 ~1998

    in reply to: 30th Anniversary Raffle #8438
    Papa HawgPapa Hawg
    Participant

    Yes Doug Walker, I will be selling tickets when I get to Ontario.  I plan to arrive on Sunday Evening.  I will have posters so that you can see the pictures of this work of art.

    Participant CR 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013
    ATW Midway 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019
    Participant Midway Route: 2015
    Ambassador Lead 2019, 2020 Midway

    U.S. Army Retired 1978 ~1998

    in reply to: Thanks and guidance #7961
    Papa HawgPapa Hawg
    Participant

    Ed,   Glad to meet you at the Colorado Motorcycle Expo.  I live in Colorado and would be happy to help you out with any questions that you may have.  I will be on the Midway Route and hope to meet you in California and D.C.

     

    Email is:  [email protected]    You can also call me but be warned, I work til 5 PM.  719 680-3576

    Participant CR 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013
    ATW Midway 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019
    Participant Midway Route: 2015
    Ambassador Lead 2019, 2020 Midway

    U.S. Army Retired 1978 ~1998

    in reply to: Motel Sticker Shock #7471
    Papa HawgPapa Hawg
    Participant

    Something to consider…..     I made reservations for my 2018 ATW.   I understand that with this the 30th Run, there will be many more participants.

     

    I tried to book at the Host being part of the midway Leadership, and found that you can not do reservations at all the host hotels.  They are booked or can’t get the type of room I need.   It seams that this has happened to more than just a few.

     

    I was provided a list of hotels dated in October 2017.  I received the list 12-24-2017.  But on 12-26-17 I ran into the booked or no rooms available that fit my needs.  I was even told that the room list is for leadership and not to share it.  The only hotels noted to wait til Jan 1, 2018 was Calif and Alexandria.

     

    Just my 2 cents worth……   Feeling flustrated

    Participant CR 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013
    ATW Midway 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019
    Participant Midway Route: 2015
    Ambassador Lead 2019, 2020 Midway

    U.S. Army Retired 1978 ~1998

    in reply to: 30th Anniversary Raffle #7011
    Papa HawgPapa Hawg
    Participant

    I am posting this again.  This year 3 Bikes were give to Combat Wounded Veterans.

     

    I am asking for your help to support next year with bike presentations.

    Participant CR 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013
    ATW Midway 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019
    Participant Midway Route: 2015
    Ambassador Lead 2019, 2020 Midway

    U.S. Army Retired 1978 ~1998

    in reply to: 30th Anniversary Rifle to be raffled on May 25, 2018 #6712
    Papa HawgPapa Hawg
    Participant

    You do not need to be present to win.

    The winner will be notified by email with instructions on how to receive the rifle.

    Additional note:   I am working on a letter of correction that will have the story of the first “RUN” on the back, it will be printed and sent with the rifle.    So a one of a kind , mistake noted and letter of correction.

    Participant CR 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013
    ATW Midway 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019
    Participant Midway Route: 2015
    Ambassador Lead 2019, 2020 Midway

    U.S. Army Retired 1978 ~1998

    in reply to: 30th Anniversary Rifle to be raffled on May 25, 2018 #6555
    Papa HawgPapa Hawg
    Participant

    Cowboy, since it is engraved the only way to correct it would be to get a new rifle and start over.  Since this is an expensive process and out of my pocket I can’t afford to do it.

    Participant CR 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013
    ATW Midway 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019
    Participant Midway Route: 2015
    Ambassador Lead 2019, 2020 Midway

    U.S. Army Retired 1978 ~1998

    in reply to: 30th Anniversary Rifle to be raffled on May 25, 2018 #6552
    Papa HawgPapa Hawg
    Participant

    The raffle will continue,   Yes I just noticed the date range being wrong.

     

    To be honest, I have been working on this for about a year now and all the initial investment into this project has been out of my pocket.  Yes some things were donated and greatly welcome.

     

    I just want to give back to the RFTW Family and also the Combat Hero Bike Build.

     

    I am told that the total donations on the web page is updated within 72 hours of the donation.  I am also selling tickets and I have “SAPPER”  selling at the reunion in Texas.    I just want people to know that building a custom bike for a wounded vet is not cheep, so my project is to help with the fund raising.

     

    All of your comments are wonderful, even if I am human and make mistakes or don’t catch everything myself.

    Participant CR 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013
    ATW Midway 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019
    Participant Midway Route: 2015
    Ambassador Lead 2019, 2020 Midway

    U.S. Army Retired 1978 ~1998

    in reply to: Arrived home #6232
    Papa HawgPapa Hawg
    Participant

    Papa Hawg made it home on 5-31-17 @ 2030  (8:30 PM).  6523 Total Miles and I am currently planning 2018 RFTW XXX

     

     

    Participant CR 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013
    ATW Midway 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019
    Participant Midway Route: 2015
    Ambassador Lead 2019, 2020 Midway

    U.S. Army Retired 1978 ~1998

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