Christmas trees and local corn
Trip Start Aug 01, 2010
31Trip End Aug 29, 2010
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Next stop was Sharbot Lake, lovely drive... where we were greeted by the mayor and the town crier. A prostate cancer survivor presented us with a cheque on behalf of the town.
Back on the road and next stop CFB Kingston to set up souvenirs and registration for what we think will be our biggest day, the ride on the Highway of Heroes tomorrow. A good turnout for registration. So hot that bike pegs were making holes in the asphalt parking lot and announcements were made for bikers to go out and check their pegs and put something underneath to avoid a domino game going with 200 hundred bikes. Alison Pinkerton, Charlie Pester's daughter, attended and chatted with the volunteers and picked up the goose so she is ready to ride with it tomorrow. She and her husband Dr. David Pinkerton will be joining us for tomorrow's events.
A word about our crew .... we are made up of volunteers who are taking a month's vacation time to be available to do whatever task is necessary to make this tour a success. Lead by Garry, Byron, Jamie and Kelly, you will find us running around in heat or torrential rain, searching through trailers for souvenirs, taking registration, making up route maps, giving directions and information to riders, acting as sweepers, road captains, setting up and taking down stages, taking videos, pictures, writing blogs, updating ridelines, keeping the riders on time, making sure they are safe on the road, fixing bikes, carrying luggage, handing out water bottles....you name it, the volunteers are doing it. Our day typically starts before seven and ends at nine or ten pm., .. we are roadies, helping out wherever necessary. It's worth mentioning to ensure that people understand that sometimes when things are not done exactly on schedule or exactly perfectly, we are a skeleten crew made up of just volunteers. We are enjoying sharing this unique experience with you all. You may hear names mentioned on the blog and here is our crew:
Wayne "on the road again" Rostad
Jim ("Saint Jim")