Hello from the chilly state of Colorado! Hope you are all doing well and staying warm. I was going to write this message a few days ago but found myself busy taking calls and reading emails regarding our 2021 Run For the Wall.
Yesterday I pulled away from those calls and emails and noticed the weather was in the 50s, so I arranged to go riding with an RFTW friend who just purchased a new Indian Challenger. We had a great ride and spent about three hours riding and enjoying the warmer weather. Jeremy’s new Indian is an impressive motorcycle. When I got home, I felt better than I have in three days – getting in the wind is the magic elixir as evidenced by this message.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
While the answers to these speculative questions have been elusive, the Board of Directors are moving forward on planning and working towards a successful mission in 2021. We do not have all the answers yet, but we will continue planning and will incorporate new information as it is received.
Already the planning phase of RFTW 2021 has hit a few speed bumps regarding some stops. The route and state coordinators have handled many of these issues and continue to solve new problems. Their efforts on your behalf have been extraordinary.
During the January Board of Directors meeting the briefings from the RCs and the Directors were all centered around finishing up the planning process. We heard a few problems that were shared by most of the routes concerning lunch stops. Those RCs are working with their state coordinators to find solutions. The hotels along all the routes are working out successfully.
The hotel prohibits all sales of raffle items and/or tickets in the hotel. Carol will try to get a table or two for outside sales during the day. Carol also reports the inside and outside security patrols will be 24-hour coverage. All riders are encouraged to lock bikes, tour packs and saddle bags. We still have the use of Lot D which will be across Holt Blvd for some events and our KSU program on Wednesday morning. The Ontario schedule should be available in April
Above, after the ride to Riverside National Cemetery
a few years ago, we took a side trip to Camp Pendleton.
Remember those who are suffering, including our friends in New Mexico where the Navajo Nation has been hit extremely hard by Covid. God willing, we will be able to stop by and help them out in person this year.
It’s been a tough year and we appreciate all of you for your volunteer efforts and support.
God bless the United States of America.
Is it May yet?
Les “Easy” Williams
RFTW BOD President