T-Shirts are now available for pre-order

T-Shirts are now available for pre-order, there will be no shirts available for purchase at the ride. I need to place the order by July 17th, so if you would like to purchase this year’s ride shirt, please order now.

If you plan on making the event, please take a moment and shoot me an email to let me know how many will be in your party.

Today I took my annual ride to remember my good friend

Decided this year to take a trip up to one of our favorite spots. As I sat up on the top of the world, with the bright sunny sky to my left, and the dark clouds spitting thunder and lightening to the right, I couldn’t help but wonder if Mike had something to do with the show as it was unlike anything I’ve ever seen.

Days like these are few and far between, we should all slow down from time to time and take in what nature has to offer.

Thank you Mike… Message received!!!

Friendship Ride 2008

Wow, what an incredible day. So many bikes and riders, of all ages. Everyone seemed to stay in check and we had zero incidents and everyone made it to Motohead at the end of the ride.

Thanks to all the riders who showed up. I apologize to those I didn’t meet or spend more time with throughout the day. I tried to make the rounds and meet everyone, but with such a large group I know I didn’t get to spend the time I wanted with each rider.

Motohead was awesome, they had a great spread ready for us when we arrived. Their never ending supply of dogs filled all of our tummies. My wife Michele baked up some incredible cookies and spent most of the morning cutting up slices of watermelon for the gang. What a treat!

Thanks again to all the riders that kept the ride real. A true testament to the amount of quality talent we have here. I hope to see you all again at next year’s ride.

Thanks again the Motohead, Owners Dan, Lisa and Brad. Thanks to Rob the shop guru for roasting up some tasting dogs and for always taking care of my fancy wheels when I take them in for changing.

I’m gathering up all the photos and should have the gallery updated by the end of the week.

>> Friendship Ride 2008 Gallery

The day is almost upon us

It looks like we will be blessed with below normal temperatures this weekend. They are predicting low 90’s for Saturday, which makes for some cool riding weather up in the mountains. Even though the weather will be cooler this year, please make sure to bring enough water to keep yourself hydrated. We will be stopping at a few shops along the way, so if you can’t carry water with you, you’ll be able to purchase what you need when we stop.

Again, if you plan on making the event, please take a moment and shoot me an email to let me know how many will be in your party.

Due to road construction on Road 200, I had to adjust the route this year. I’ve updated The Ride page with this years Itinerary, so please make sure you familiarize yourself with the route ahead of time.

Special thanks to Motohead Racing for hosting the after ride BBQ. This year will be bigger and better than ever and I look forward to riding with you all on Saturday.

Plans for Friendship Ride 2008

I’m still finalizing the plans for this year’s ride, so check back soon for a complete itinerary of the day’s events.

Ride shirts are now available via pre-order only. If you would like to have a shirt for the event, please place your order before July 15th.

If you plan on making the event, please take a moment and shoot me an email to let me know how many will be in your party.

This year will be bigger than ever and I look forward to seeing a bunch of new faces this year as well as all the familiar faces I’ve ridden with in the past.

Friendship Ride 2007

2007 was a bit small, mostly because I didn’t get the word out early enough and a lot of riders had already made other plans. The smaller group didn’t make for any less fun and it was good to ride with some new faces as well as those that I’ve ridden with many times before.

As usual, the place to meet was at Starbucks for a nice warm cup before the ride. This year I rode the new bike and was eager to get out and enjoy the route on the new steed. Our youngest rider John unfortunately had his wisdom teeth pulled the day before, but was still ready for the days ride.

The ride went smoothly on down to the lower foothills, with a few weekend travelers breaking our pace. We had hit our first rest spot and time to fill our tanks and stretch our legs. Jodi found out quickly not to socialize while filling her tank. Sometimes the pump still lets out a bit even after releasing the lever. Of course, we all had a few laughs at her expense, but it was all in good fun.

Both Bryan and Jim rode ahead in an attempt to catch the rest of the group in action.

Thanks to all the riders who keep coming back year after year. Thanks to my wife Michele for hosting another great meal at the end of a great ride.

Next year should be bigger and better and hopefully I’ll see you all there!

>> Friendship Ride 2007 Gallery

Friendship Ride Loop is official

My intent for the Friendship Ride was to have a different route for each year but unfortunately I quickly realize while out scouting new roads that not all the roads I like to ride are suitable for riders that are not used to the area. It’s hard to find those perfect roads that will be great for every rider and not just for those who know the roads. It’s also difficult to find a route that doesn’t take all day, as a lot of people don’t usually put in the miles that I’m used to. 🙂

I decided this year that the Friendship Ride would have a set route. Last year’s trip seemed very pleasing to everyone so I think it would be quite fitting to make it the official route. Check out The Ride page for more information on the trip.

Ride T-Shirts

Time is running and you need to order your shirts this week if you would like them for the ride. CafePress is currently having a buy 3 get one free sale. Now would be a great time to fill up the closet (like I did!) with a ride shirt and maybe even something from the Biker Friendly shop. 🙂

Again, we receive no money from the sale of our ride shirts as they are offered at the minimum price CafePress has to offer.

Ride shirts are now available

Shirts are now available through CafePress for the August 4, 2007 ride. We receive no money from the sale of these shirts as they are offered at the minimum price CafePress has to offer.

I have this year’s route all planned out. I’ll hopefully be able to ride the new route this weekend so please check back next week and I should have the final itinerary posted on the site.

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