I recently signed up
to ride on missions, as my way to give back. I got the chance
Saturday, June 9th for a special mission for a home coming in
Winfield, KS. I was kinda nervous, kinda excited, and worried
about the other riders. Things like, will I fit in? Am I okay to
ride with these groups? All this silly stuff running through my
mind... Well, when I rode up, I saw some people I knew, which was
great for me. I parked my bike in line, jumped off, and started
to the people I knew. Along the way most of the other riders met
with open hands to shake and introductions. I felt better about
riding, I was accepted. Now it was time to saddle up for the
ride, and some time had elapsed from the time I got there till
this moment. I went to fire up my bike, and nothing. The battery
was dead. Other riders tried to push start it, and nothing. The
line waited for me as long as they could, but they had to go to the
park. Talk about being embarrassed, I wanted to crawl under a
rock. I was by myself, trying to push my bike by myself to get
it started. I looked up after some time, and here came some
riders. They came back to help. One had gone home and grabbed
his truck, with cables to give me a jump. I was glad to see
them. They came back to help me! We got the bike started, and
went on down to the Ark City Ride and Shine fund raiser, and the day
ended as best as it could. My first ride with the Patriot Guard/ALR
wasn't what I expected to be, it became more for me personally.
I found people who cared, and asked for nothing in return, these
are true friends.
the mail Jeff. I have said this for years "I feel very privileged
to belong to such a fine group of people as the ALR, who formed the
Patriot Guard which has attracted such Patriotic individuals such as
nice meeting you yesterday. Sorry I couldn't help push (bad knee). Glad to hear you were taken care of. Ride Safe!
your participation, look forward to seeing you again.