Sunburn and souvenirs

Trip Start Aug 01, 2010
Trip End Aug 29, 2010

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Reporting tonight from the Travelodge in Pembroke. 

Hectic day in that we had registration at Aviation Museum in Ottawa. Our previously soaked group of riders and crew were joined by over 100 additional bikes this morning. What a great sight it was to see all kinds of people showing up to join us. Some will be just for the day and a few others are coming to Victoria.

The Mayor came out to send us off and before we left Jim gave him a tour of Big Bertha. I think that maybe  the bus, and Jim, might have a new gig in the fall municipal elections... ok, maybe not.

It was a great but hot ride to Pembroke where we set up a whistlestop at Mark's Work Wearhouse.  We were well received, people very interested in what we are doing and donating and buying souvenirs.  Next stop was  CFB Petawawa which is a base that has suffered many losses in the recent couple of years.  We had  a barbecue there.  Max Keeping was there to say a few words, about both the military families fund and the Ride for Dad, he himself being a six year survivor of prostate cancer.

Busy day for the crew, very hot riding, but a really good day.  Tomorrow we head out to Kingston and start preparing for the Highway of Heroes Day on Thursday.
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