Friday, May 15, 2009

Wednesday is Day 0 !!! Let's RIDE !


JOIN ME FOR THE "OFFICIAL" START OF
MY RIDE TO ALASKA
WEDNESDAY, MAY 20
1:30 PM
REVZILLA MOTORSPORTS
38 JACKSON ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19148



Next Wednesday, May 20th, has become the new "official" start of my ride to Alaska. Not only will I be visiting the guys at Revzilla Motorsports in Philadephia but I've decided to add a few more miles to the trip! In a moment of stunning brilliance I have realized that this trip will not really be "coast to coast" unless I actually start at one of those coasts! Given the convenient availability of such a coastline just 90 odd miles from home I've now schemed to add this little junket. Early Wednesday morning I'll hop on the bike and commence my 4800+ mile Northwestern trip to Alaska by riding East to the New Jersey shore. See, riding backwards is the new forward!. At the Jersey shore I'll accomplish two vitally important tasks. One, I'll zero my trip odometer and two, I'll dip my toe in the lovely warm (yeah, right) waters of the Atlantic Ocean and photo document same. Those items out of the way (and maybe a stop for salt water taffy) I'll saddle up and start again, this time in generally the correct direction. Next stop will be at RevZilla Motorsports for a 1:30 PM gathering to celebrate the "official" start of my ride. This is intended as a gathering of everyone in the Philadelphia area who is interested in my ride, adventure riding and motorcycling in general, and as a chance for people with great taste in Motorcycle Gear to check out all the fantastic stuff (and fantastic prices) at the RevZilla store.
We'll hang out, talk about bikes, equipment, my favorite charity the Austin Hatcher Foundation, travel and who knows what all else. Come on out and say Hi! At the end of it I'll just ride off into the sunset never to be heard from again......oops, no that's another story. Sometime about 2:30 or 3:00 I'll head on out for real this time. If you're on a bike feel free to join me for the departure and ride along for a bit. On Wednesday I'll only be going as far as my home in Malvern. Then the big miles will begin on Thursday morning at 6:00 AM. Come on out! You'll meet some great folks!

More to come soon. Thanks for reading.
Jack

The 2009 Ride to Alaska for the Austin Hatcher Foundation is supported by
RevZilla Motorsports at RevZilla.com and by Hermy's Cycles in Port Clinton, PA

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