Posted by: mckenzie68 | August 11, 2011

August 11, 2011 – Next Adventure – 2011 WPFG IN NEW YORK CITY!!!

Well it has been almost a year since Rae and I finished our first major ride, and now I am going to ride to New York City solo.  I am sad because the journey will definitely not be the same without my riding partner, and best friend!   The good part is, I will be participating in a huge event the 2011 World Police and Fire Games, and paying respects to those who lost their lives on 9/11 almost 10 years ago.   To say I am excited is an understatement!

I am still working out the details, as I had planned on heading to Alaska, but I could not do that one without her…so Alaska is on the back burner!  Nothing like a change in plans to keep you on your toes.

I am still struggling with some health issues, one of which requires surgery – I was examined by a nerve specialist and diagnosed with severe carpal tunnel syndrome.  Surgery will have to wait, and I am doing all that I can to control the problem.  Mind over matter, and when I feel pain, or when I am depressed I will reflect upon others who are struggling with far, far worse things.  It is all about perspective, and that is why this is going to be another true adventure!

So now the planning begins, and bike preparation is at the top of the list, so tomorrow, fresh engine, transmission and final drive oil changes, just to get the blood flowing!  Then I need to put together a packing list, which will be far leaner than last years trip…yes I learned not to over pack thanks to my lovely wife!

I cannot wait to see and socialize with some old friends, and to experience another adventure…life is sooooo good!

Ray

 

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Responses

  1. Ray

    It is so good to hear from you! The bike trip to NYC sounds like a great time! Are you going to compete? How is life is Sask? I will not be in NYC, strictly $$. Wishing you a very safe ride and great fun in NYC!

    Tim

    • Thanks Tim! I hope all is well!!!


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