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Ride for the Cure - PonyExpress 2000
I am raising money for breast cancer research as part of the Pony Express Round-Up 2000 in July.
My Route - A Work in Progress
I have received in-kind support or Komen contributions from Avon Tires (Everett, WA); Ducati Seattle (Seattle, WA); Renton Motorcycle Works (Renton, WA); Rich's Custom Upholstery (Seattle, WA); Ventura Motorcycle Accessories (Everett, WA). Many Many thanks to my sponsors!
I am riding a stock 2000 Ducati Monster900, which I purchased seven weeks ago from Ducati Seattle. It will have slightly fewer than 5,000 miles when I begin the trip on 1 July; I expect the odometer to read about 11,000 when I return.
Because the route this year is not an organized ride, I have (selfishly) chosen to ride only the first (and possibly the last pre-Omaha day) on the promotional schedule. I am taking off two weeks (without pay) and wanted an opportunity to do some sight-seeing -- and tent camp in the desert! To meet the promo schedule would have meant droning on the interstates; this way I will have a chance to visit national parks and ride second-tier highways (which are usually Much More Fun on a motorcycle!).
Thanks in advance to John Coulter (JC) and Jim Horton who are serving as daily "flight plan" contacts. Also thanks to the individuals who helped me raise almost $4,000 for this event!
Friday 30 June
Week 1 - Day 1 - Saturday 1 July
Day 2 - Sunday 2 July
Day 3 - Monday 3 July
Day 4 - Tuesday 4 July
Day 5 - Wednesday 5 July
Day 6 - Thursday 6 July
Day 7 - Friday 7 July
Week 2 - Day 8 - Saturday 8 July
Day 9 - 13 - head back, pointed to Crescent Lake, OR
Day 9 - Sunday 9 July
Day 10 - Monday 10 July
Day 11 - Tuesday 11 July
Day 12 - Wednesday 12 July
Day 13 - Thursday 13 July
Day 14 - 15 - DO NOTHING
Day 16 - head back to SEA - if too tired, overnight in vancouver
Day 17 - pick up Peaches from 18 days in the kennel