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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Riders Log 2011

TOTAL 2011 MILEAGE = 14383
TOTAL MILEAGE 2010 = 17674
Total Ultra Classic Mileage 2010 = 15858
Total Heritage Mileage 2010 = 1816

12/31/2011 Year End Mileage = 30241
11/13/2011 Sunday Ride to Vet Memorial = 20 miles
11/11/2011 Veteran's Day Parade Ride = 82 miles
10/31/2011 Hallowe'en Lunch Ride = 55 miles
10/29/2011 Total Mileage = 30084
10/29/2011 PGR Mission, Denver/Longmont = 145 miles
10/28/2011 Chilly Birthday Ride to Denver = 86 miles
10/23/2011 Get Tim a present for Vik's birthday ride = 192 miles
10/15/2011 Denver Ride = 226 miles
10/14/2011 Quick Ride After Work = 74 miles
10/02/2011 Lunch Ride = 25 miles
09/25/2011 High Country Fall Color Ride = 184 miles
09/23/2011 First Day of Fall Ride = 244 miles
09/18/2011 Total Mileage = 28908
09/18/2011 Afternoon Lake Ride = 165 miles
09/17/2011 Total Mileage = 28743
09/17/2011 Freedom H-D Open House Ride = 182 miles
09/11/2011 Patriot Day High Country Ride = 224 miles
09/02-05/2011 Road Trip #6 - 4 days = 1361 miles
08/19-27/2011 Road trip #5 - 9 days = 2187 miles
08/14/2011 Sunday morning before clouds roll in ride = 32 miles
08/07/2011 Nother High Country Ride = 310 miles
08/06/2011 High Country Picnic Ride (Mount Evans) = 230 miles
08/05/2011 Friday Lunch Ride for Serious Texas BBQ = 52 miles
08/01/2011 Total Mileage = 24145
07/31/2011 Sunday Picnic in Wyoming ride = 217 miles
07/30/2011 Saturday afternoon high country ride = 95 miles
07/29/2011 Friday Lunch at Fatso's Ride = 28 miles
07/23-24/2011 Devils Tower/Deadwood Ride = 833 miles
07/19/2011 Tim's birthday picnic ride = 46 miles
07/17/2011 Sunday getting away from it all ride = 240 miles
07/15/2011 Double Dam Lunch Ride = 53 miles
07/14/2011 Total Mileage = 22633
07/14/2011 Dealership ride = 23 miles
07/12/2011 BTGTW Dam Lunch Ride = 73 miles
07/10/2011 Sunday Morning Cheyenne Ride = 126 miles
07/01-06/2011 Canyonlands Road Trip = 1707 miles
06/27/2011 HOG Million Mile Monday Lunch Ride = 27 miles
06/24-26/2011 Donkey Derby Days/ Tejon Bikefest Ride = 431 miles
06/22/2011 Picnic in the Park Ride = 56 miles
06/22/2011 Sent for our 40k HOG patches = 20215
06/20/2011 Total Mileage = 20197
06/18-19/2011 Father's Day Weekend Ride = 826 miles
06/14/2011 Flag Day Lunch Ride = 81 miles
06/13/2011 Service Ride Total Mileage = 19260
06/12/2011 High Country Ride = 307 miles
06/11/2011 Riding around the clouds = 72 miles
06/05/2011 Churning waters, smoke and snow ride = 247 miles
06/04/2011 Smoke & Sun BBQ Ride = 144 miles
06/01/2011 Total Ultra Mileage = 18470
05/22/2011 Clear our puny heads ride = 62 miles
05/21/2011 Riding out to Run for the Wall = 331 miles
05/08/2011 Mother's Day Sunburn & Helmet Head Ride = 351.4 miles
05/07/2011 No jacket needed ride = 174.5 miles
05/05/2011 BTGTW Sunny Day Ride = 86 miles
04/28/2011 Total Ultra Mileage (1 year) = 17408
04/28/2011 Birthday Ride = 54 miles
04/17/2011 Windy Sunday Ride = 76 miles
04/16/2011 Windy Saturday Ride = 80 miles
04/12/2011 BTGTW Ride = 20 miles
04/09/2011 Rolling over 17,000 ride = 184 miles
04/08/2011 Friday Evening Ride = 77 miles
04/03/2011 Total Ultra Mileage = 16782
04/02/2011 Windy Saturday Canyon Ride = 155 miles
03/27/2011 We rode, we froze, we thawed ride = 63 miles
03/26/2011 Late afternoon ride = 45 miles
03/21/2011 Spring is here ride = 130 miles
03/19/2011 After booting the kids out ride = 120 miles
03/10/2011 Dealership ride = 26 miles
03/03/2011 Over the Dam to Verns Lunch Ride = 22 miles
02/24/2011 Total Ultra Mileage = 16182
02/24/2011 Maintenance & new tires ride = 25 miles
02/19-20/2011 Winter weekend ride = 85 miles
02/16/2011 Too windy ride = 23 miles
02/15/2011 Breaking 16,000 = 49 miles
01/28/2011 First Official Ride of 2011 = 25 miles
01/27/2011 Long way in to work ride = 9 miles
01/23/2011 Darn cold car wash ride = 1 mile
TOTAL MILEAGE 2010 = 17674
Total Ultra Classic Mileage 2010 = 15858
Total Heritage Mileage 2010 = 1816

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas to the best of the best!

December 22, 2011
Colorado, USA

Thank you for your service To those who have served or are serving our country. Know that in our collective Christmas hearts Americans far and wide wish you and yours the best of the holiday season and a Happy and Prosperous New Year. Bright Blessings! Thank you for your service!

A Soldier's Christmas Card... http://www.crosscards.com/cards/holidays/christmas/christmas-soldier.html

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Veterans Pay Tribute with Wreath Laying

December 18, 2011
Colorado, USA

Dad placing a wreathTexas: In North Texas today a group of Veterans and other Patriots (most of them Patriot Guard Riders) laid wreaths on the graves of Veterans in the Archer County Cemetery. This is the first annual Wreaths for Veterans campaign, a grass roots, all volunteer group who plan to adopt other North Texas cemeteries in the future.

Congratulations gang - on a job well done.

See article and brief video clip here: Paying Tribute (starring Nezzie -aka Mom)

Photos to follow...

Biker Christmas Fun

December 18, 2011
Colorado, USA

Saturday, December 17, 2011

PGR Mission: TX-WWII Veteran

December 17, 2011
Colorado, USA

Texas -- Today Patriot Guard Riders across North Texas will roll out to stand the flag line in honor PFC August Moser, US Army, WWII Veteran.

Rest in Peace, Sir and thank you for your service!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wreaths for Veterans

December 15, 2011
Colorado, USA

Yes, it is a little blurry but this photo is worth sharing. This is a fine group of patriotic people in North Texas who gathered to assemble nearly 300 wreaths which will soon be placed on the graves of veterans in a small town cemetery they have adopted.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

PGR Mission: TX-Honoring Veterans is an Honor

December 10, 2011
Colorado, USA

Today is Wreaths Across America day. Patriots will be decorating the graves of American Veterans all across the United States.

It is Wreaths Across America Day... for those of you out and about participating in the events scheduled all across America today - thanks for your dedication in honoring those who have honored us with their sacrifice to preserve our freedoms.

The Folks, Patriot Guard Riders and friends will participate in the day's events in North Texas... stay tuned for photos...

Dad after hanging the Coast Guard wreath today

Dad with the Coast Guard wreath

Mom with the Coast Guard wreath

Slide show of today's mission (49 photos):

Friday, December 9, 2011

Happy Birthday Friend!

December 9, 2011
Colorado, USA

LauraLookin' good girl - Happy Birthday! Remember today's priority is fun -- and cake - don't forget the cake! Ha!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Remember: Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941

Seventy years ago today...

Remember Pearl Harbor2403 brave souls lost their lives in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

US Navy: 2,008 KIA


US Army: 218 KIA

Civilians: 68

Remembering with Respect and genuine appreciation the sacrifice of so many on Decenber 7th 1941 and the years to follow during WWII (1939-1945).

Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Day of Infamy" Speech

To the Congress of the United States:

Yesterday, December 7, 1941 -- a date which will live in infamy -- the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.

The United States was at peace with that Nation and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its Government and its Emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific. Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in Oahu, the Japanese Ambassador to the United States and his colleague delivered to the Secretary of State of form reply to a recent American message. While this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or armed attack.

It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time the Japanese Government had deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.

The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian Islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. Very many American lives have been lost. In addition American ships have been reported torpedoed on the high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu.

Yesterday the Japanese Government also launched an attack against Malaya.

Last night Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong.

Last night Japanese forces attacked Guam.

Last night Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands.

Last night the Japanese attacked Midway Island.

Japan has, therefore, undertaken a surprise offensive extending throughout the Pacific area. The facts of yesterday speak for themselves. The people of the United States have already formed their opinions and well understand the implications to the very life and safety of our Nation.

As Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense.

Always will we remember the character of the onslaught against us.

No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.

I believe I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost but will make very certain that this form of treachery shall never endanger us again.

Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory, and our interests are in grave danger.

With confidence in our armed forces -- with the unbounded determination of our people -- we will gain the inevitable triumph -- so help us God.

I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, December seventh, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese Empire.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

The White House, December 8, 1941

Saturday, December 3, 2011

North Texas PGR Busy today

December 3, 2011
Colorado, USA

David Webb, USAF Veteran - Wichita Falls, TX

Rest in Peace Sir and Thank you for your service!

CPO Glen E Eickman, Navy Veteran - Wichita Falls, TX

Rest in Peace Sir and Thank you for your service!

1st Lt. Paul Erwin, US Army WWII Veteran - Wichita Falls, TX

Rest in Peace Sir and Thank you for your service!

Dress warm and dry North Texas PGR. Ride/drive safe and thanks for what you do to honor our Veterans!