Key West, Florida to Homer, Alaska!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

"The Final Countdown"

Photo: Wildman, his shirt says "Homeland Security" that is a real bear behind him, picture was taken at Russian River Ferry Parking.
Cheryle is in her riding "gear" and showing her smiling face..

The final countdown has begun! 6 days and counting. You can only imagine how hard it is to pack and organize for the "unknown". I have to say I feel for Cheryle with all the stress of having to situate her store, and get ready for the big event and deal with Wildman! (What patience she has!)

Wildman has to check, check and double check that everything is ready, not only here but in Florida as well. The motorcycle is there. Check in for the race for Wildman is on the 18th.. All I can tell you is that the drinks in First Class on the airplane are sounding soooo good right now!

Passports, helmets, batteries, chargers, GPS, inverters, lists that go on and on, number of bags to check, things to pack, these are the topics of conversation (underwear too!) that goes on when we get together to see if there is anything else we forgot, to see if there is an idea that is better or not.. Well, we don't know. We will know when we are back here and the race is over what we could or should have done differently. Until then... LET THE ADVENTURE BEGIN.
Shout out to all you following the blog: THANK YOU! The posts will become more entertaining I am sure once we are on the road, but I just wanted to let you all know that Wildman is excited and pumped. We are all pumped. Have a great week and be sure to check the blogsite a week from now! JUNE 15 we are in Florida and let the posting begin!


  1. Nice post. Sure are jealous that we aren't there to enjoy the excitement with all. Have a great trip and take advantage of the flight induced down time.

    Maureen and George

  2. We are so excited that you are doing the blog and that we can also follow with the GPS.

    We thought about it and are thrilled we were there last year and got to know everyone and know how exciting this is for all. If we had come this year we would not know y'all and how important this race is for everyone!

    You all are special to us and it is exciting to follow you online!

    Have a wonderful, safe trip! Our eyes are on you.....

    love and hugs,

    Maureen and George

  3. George and Maureen,
    You two are so awesome! Shelbe's older brother Rick says to tell you hello Maureen!~LOL!
    Wish you were here this summer it has been fantastic weather!
    We are getting excited! We got "Wildman's Support Crew" Shirts today and some visors. Should be so fun!
    Hugs and Kisses back at'cha!
    Becky and Family

  4. Becky,

    We can only imagine the excitement up there in CL!!! (If there are extra shirts and visors....we would love to buy some in support of the Wildman.)

    Would love to be on the trip and the official "Photographer of the Wildman on the Hoka Hey Ride"! Thanks again for the blog it is going to be great to follow all of you.

    Got the Tivo ready to tape the ride.....and we can watch over and over hee, hee, hee....

    Big hello to Shelbe's older brother!

    Big hug to all!


  5. OH....keep meaning to say.....we LOVE the bear in the background in Jerry's picture!!!

    Great pic of Cheryle!