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post #1 of 13 Old Jun 14th, 2012, 10:31 pm Thread Starter
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We Leave in 24 Hours

1,000 miles – 6 states – 1 day:

At this time tomorrow we are leaving for an American Cancer Society “Relay For Life” 1,000 mile ride to raise funds for cancer research and treatment. 8 bikes and 12 riders/passengers, with a support truck with trailer, food, water, tools, and extra gasoline will travel through Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, and West Virginia. We leave Lancaster, Ohio at midnight tomorrow and return about 10:00 PM Saturday. Wish us luck!

Thank you for your support and contributions. I’ll check back with you after we are home.

Howard

PS: You can read about it here: http://www.cancersucksride.com/

My personal page is here: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLFY12EC?px=27110717&pg=personal&fr_id=36867
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post #2 of 13 Old Jun 14th, 2012, 10:35 pm
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Here's to a safe ride... enjoy!

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Such a great cause. I pray for a safe and prosperous ride for the 12 of you. It really can make a difference. My wife is a survivor thanks to people like yourselves who raise money for research.
God Bless!!!!

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Good luck, ride safe!

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Where is the LIKE button...
Good luck Howard !!!

Just Go
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Be save out there Howard!

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Excellent Howard, and way to go. Thanks for posting this page.

A challenge to all forum members: Visit Howard's page and make a donation, we can do this!!

Click here to donate (yes you)...

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Thanks, guys. Appreciate your support, as always.

Brian - you're the man. Thank you.
If I ever get to California maybe I can stop by and say "thanks" in person.

Howard Schisler
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Ride Safe my friend, wish I could have arranged to go along for the ride. Is goldwing Steve along for the ride?

Glen and Carol
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Ride Safe my friend, wish I could have arranged to go along for the ride. Is goldwing Steve along for the ride?

Glen and Carol
Thanks, Glen.

I mentioned it to Steve a few months ago as plans were being made. It's not something he would want to handle. He would be able to complete it but his back would be sore for several days afterwards.

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2005 Honda Shadow 650 (sold)
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We left just after midnight Friday, returning home about 23 hours later. We had good weather (dark, light, heat, 1 small rain event, more heat, then dark again), no mechanical problems, and everyone returned safely. A nice crowd was there to welcome us when we returned.

Other than quick stops for gas and rest breaks (and a couple of stops to put on/take off rain gear) and approximately an hour breakfast/rest break at the Arch in St. Louis it was all road time. We didn't break any elapsed-time records for 1,000 miles but we got 'er done.

Here is a link to the St. Louis TV station report. They caught up with us just as were getting ready to leave for home. You'll have to watch a short advertisement before getting to the video.
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2009 BMW K1200LT - 60k miles
2012 BMW F650GS (sold)
2005 BMW K1200LT - "Gray Ghost", traded at 120k miles
2005 Honda Shadow 650 (sold)
AMA, IBA, BMW MOA. CCRs: Braselton 2006, Osage Beach 2007, Duluth 2012


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Way to go Howard, it is a blessing that there are people out there who a willing to sacrifice for such a noble cause. Hopefully many will benefit from it. God bless all who were involved.

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying " I'll try again tomorrow".


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OUTSTANDING HOWARD!!

You now have an Ironbutt.

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