Kudos to our Canadian brothers for keeping everything moving so fast! And some great scenic pictures a well. Flag is looking like its filling up fast. I will guess the front will fill up before the second leg is completed. Can we get a close up of the flag? Would be fun to read some of the entries on it.
I set out this morning heading west to meet Jerry (Bear1) in Port Huron MI.
Made a quick stop on the outskirts of London Ontario for photo and a silent minute in memory of Jack.
I added his name to the flag later as this is the part he would have ridden had he lived.
Weather was nice and the backroads beyond London were great. I had forgotton how slow crossing the Bluewater bridge into the US can be with long lineups for customs and imigration. So slow in fact that midway across I had time to pull out the camera and get a quick shot of Lake Huron to the north as it flows into the St Clair and later the Detroit River just beneath. I figure I spent 45 minutes crossing that bridge.
Finall met Bear1 at a nearby mall and handed over the journal and flag but not before adding my name to the flag and making a brief entry in the journal. Got a couple of quick shots in the parking lot.
The "official" hand off photo taken underneath the bridge at Port Huron MI with Ontario Canada in the background.
The forecast was for thunderstorms so time to head back across the river and head for home.
Much faster returning to Canada and made it home safe and dry by about 6pm.
Total Round trip 345 kms..... My ass is sore
I must say that initially I was apprehensive about doing this but in the end it was a really good experience and I was very pleased with the way the bike ran. These old motors really were built to last.
From this point on it will be nice to follow the flags progress as one who has participated rather than one who is still waiting.
Have fun guys and ride safe.
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Way to go John, great effort! As much as the anticipation was on getting it here and moving it along, it went way too fast without enough time to spend with everyone. At least those of us local can get together now as friends from the experience. I think Jeffasaki deserves a big thanks from the Canadian contingent for his huge sacrifice in getting the flag into the country. (I wish I had the time to have sacrificed for a ride like that!)
Keep it moving safely guys!
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Kawboy74 wrote: .......................I think Jeffasaki deserves a big thanks from the Canadian contingent for his huge sacrifice in getting the flag into the country. (I wish I had the time to have sacrificed for a ride like that!)
Keep it moving safely guys!
I agree. Jeffsaki did an absolutely awesome ride to get the flag from NY state all the way up to Northern Ontario.
Hey you guys believe me the ride was not a sacrafice
i will finish my ride report
been writing it down while at work just too burnt to type after a 12hr nightshift over and over again
the memories and folks i met along the way are things ill never forget
it was a blast
and would do it again in a heartbeat
time for some shuteye ride safe folks
Here are some shots from the hand off from Bear1 to StreetFighter and Renthorin:
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