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Well, Marty & I arrived in Bar Harbor, ME today. Picked up our bikes and rode a little thrugh Acadia National Park. What beautiful country! We have a mandatory safety course sponsered by MSF tomorrow morning, then the ride officially kicks off Saturday morning, heading for Hollywood, FL. Check out our progress and official ride pics here
http://www.kylepettycharityride.com/route.php
I'll post some pics when I take some.
Yes, I'm riding in my pink (I do believe I am the only ST on the ride. I've seen 2 BMW tourers, a couple of metrics, 3 Gold Wings, and the whole pack of lead vehicles are Victory Visions (I can ride too close to the lead pack. I'd end up leaving snail trail of drool behind me....) BUt the majority of the group is some sort of HD or another....

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Sounds like you’re doing a sort of mini Iron Torch Ride. A couple of weeks ago I road to Kennesaw, GA to meet and greet the Iron Torch riders that were arriving on their 6877 mile ride from Alaska to Key West. It began June 19 and ended July 6th. They had one bad mishap somewhere along the way when they all crested a hill and came upon rocks in the road. Many went down, some damages and some hurt. All in all, there were about 35 bikes that were escorted into Kennesaw by almost as many GA State Patrol motormen and there were many folks there for the big celebration on July 3rd… fireworks and all. Main Street was closed and blocked off so it was just a huge “street party” in town. I met vtxwagon (a darksider) for the first time from Gwinnet County and I enjoyed the evening with God’s Rolling Thunder… my “other” biker group.

Have a GREAT & SAFE Ride!
and try to Enjoy yourselves a little and have some Fun…. :wink:
 

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We just finished our safety course, sort of a mini-ERC, put on by "Moto Mark 1", a NC trooper. Great class. I feel a lot better about doing this ride. There is to be 300+ bikes in it this year!
Victory is one of the sponsers, and there are 12 Visions on this ride!! I was drooling all over them! I definetly want to try one out!!
We had fresh, Maine lobster last night. Oh, wow!!! I don't generally like lobster, but it was incredible. Off to ride some of the Maine back roads now!!
 

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Cindy,

Hope you and Marty have a great trip and ride safe.

Take lots of pics.

I would love to be able to do this ride one day.

Craig
 

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Cool pics. Keep 'em comin'. I've been wanting to make my way to Maine for many years now. Maybe somday soon.
 

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So I guess I wasn't having visions (Visions) on I95 after all. Have a great time on your ride and keep sending pics. Walt....
 

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Well another day under our belt. We left Bar harbor thismorning at 8am,zig zaged back and forth making a few stops along the way. Its so cool to be riding along thru these small towns in maine New Hampshireand Vermont and lots of people lining the roads cheering,waving and taking pictures. truely and experience in it self. Richard Petty and Patty Petty are riding with us. Kyle to join us after the race sunday.
also along for the ride is Herceal Walker (sp), Davis Love III, and Steve Parks. Tonight we're staying in Woodstock VT. One other thing thats really cool about this ride is we dont put our feet down except to fuel up or eat. Totally leo escorted.. the only wa to travel. the line of bikes is almost 2miles long staggered . the wildest thing I saw today was the Maine State Patrol shuttiing down interstate 95 so we could get on it. today was a mix of Interstate and back roads... mostly back roads though.. Im sure trix will have her input on the day so stay tuned...
 

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Yeah, it's going to be hard to ride home from FL and not be tempted to just blow through stoplights! :evil: At one point, during the last fuel stop, I got seperated from Marty in the pack and had to scoot out of line to catch up with him on the Interstate. U could get used to running triple digits no worries (legally), since all the LEO are with us!!!
I am the only ST. Several Wings, a couple of BMW KL1200's. A ton of Harley's, and 12 of the new Victory Visions, pre-release. (I want to test ride one when we get to FL. I love that bie!!!) Not a single VTX in the crowd, but there are 2 SHadows (1100's I assume)
I added some pics from the ride and kickoff this morning (the water pics are the "bar" in Bar Harbor- low tide and high tide)
 

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all of that riding with all of those Harley's and no boobs? Not like Harley Girls to keep them tucked inside!

I was just up the street past the Homestead in VA.. .gorgeous... I stayed two seperate nights in that area... enjoy the ride...
 

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Oh! goodie, more pictures of marty I can play with. Just kidding, ya'll have fun and be safe.
 
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