Ride for the Relay 2018
2006 was the first year. I was the only one to go all the way but I had some wonderful support along the way. Norm & Alice Mitchell rode a long ways, I think from Springfield, MO to Barstow, CA, that is them next to the Blue Whale. The first photo was me all by myself at the Navy Pier in Chicago. The second photo is my wife, family and friends. The very last photo is the first of 3 covers I had on Wing World.
Photo #1 = I pulled out of Chicago all by myself. I was excited and nervous.
Photo #2 = Family and friends wishing me well and some riding along for part of the day.
Photo #3 = My first year to cross the Chain of Rocks Bridge.
Photo #4 = A group from Norway running Route 66, I seen them several time along the way.
Photo #5 = I believe this was in Cuba, MO.
Photo #6 = Norm and Alice Mitchel rode from Springfield, MO to Barstol, CA. They were the only ones to ride a part of the ride every year.
Photo #7 = The Blue Whale right on Old 66.
Photo #8 & #9 Murrah Federal Building bombing site Memorial in Oklahoma City.
Photo #10 = "The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ" in Groom, Texas. This 190-foot-tall (58 m) free-standing cross can be seen from 20 miles.
Photo #11 = 3 of our Amarillo, Texas friends. In the middle is Wayne Early who for many years would meet us at the Texas/Oklahoma border and would ride into Amarillo with us and have dinner at the Big Texan.
Photo #12 = The famous Cadillac Ranch.
Photo #13, 14, 15 & #16 = Sites along the way including the The Blue Swallow that started business in 1939.
Photo #17 & #18 Bobby Unser (the race car driver) has been a part of our Ride every year. It is always fun to stop and see him and his wife Lisa.
Photo #19 = The Unser Racing Museum was a part of our 2006 trip.
Photo #20 = El Rancho Hotel located on Historic Route 66 in Gallup, New Mexico is a stop every year.
Photo #21 = A good picture of my bike in Kingman, AZ.
Photo #22 & 23 = Sites on the way and in Oatman, AZ.
Photo #24 = There is no Photo #24.
Photo #25 = Alice and I in Oatman with one of the donkeys.
Photo #26 = This was in front of the Hotel in San Bernardino where I got to do a TV interview for the local news.
Photo #27 = This is the first picture of me that made the cover of Wing World Magazine and got the ball rolling for many great years. A big thank you goes to Sharon Stanley (editor of Wing World for many years) for her help and caring about what we do.