This entry comes from the tail end of Walt Ride 2010 as we sit in Duluth waiting for everyone to gather up for the final push home. So far Walt Ride 2010 has been marked by a lot of water. The races at Road America were great; the ride up through northern Wisconsin was fun, and so was the foray to Ely and back. But rain nearly everyday put a - no pun intended here - a damper on things. But here is a statistical look at the ride.
Bikes: Chrisitan - Yamaha FJR Jen - Suzook SV650 Little Timmy - Beemer 1100 Mark - Beemer 1200 Sir Robert - Kawi 600 Bill - Triumph Sprint Brett - Honda VTX 1300 Neal - Ducati 750
Trip started on Friday, June 11. Ended on Wednesday, June 16. Miles covered: 1300 (Saturday no riding because of races.... and because of rain, fog, crappy conditions, we knocked some of the routes short.)
There will be more to come and with photos..... bye for now.
Dateline: Somewhere in the Southern Hemisphere - Mark finds security detail to ride along with Walt Ride 2010. Both will be able to log the 10,000 miles it will take to get here in time for the ride's kick off on Friday. That is all.
Though the forecast calls for a 50 percent chance of showers on Friday, the kick off of Walt Ride 2010, nothing, and I mean nothing, will dampen our spirits for this ride. Though we've been toiling in the trenches of day to day, in and out, working stiff warefare, we go forward undaunted. Did bad weather stop Eisenhower and the troops from crossing the English Channel? No. Did bad weather stop Neil Armstrong from taking that first step for mankind on the moon? Hell no. Did bad weather stop Ozzy from biting the head off of a bat for the purpose of entertainment? We think not. So there it is my friends, for we shall ride on....
It's Monday. Just need to muster through a couple more days of work and then it's the annual Walt Ride 2010. Getting stuff packed up Tuesday, getting the bike prepped up Wednesday, and it's off and riding on Friday. The plan is to meet at the Smokey Row Cafe in Red Wing at 9 a.m. Get coffee'd up, and then head east for Fund Du Lac and Mark's. A day at the AHRMA races at Road America, then it's off for the Wisconsin and Minnesota northland on Sunday. We've got some new members to welcome into the fold, so it should be a great time. Remember; it's the Walt Ride: good weather guaranteed.