Two Wheel Adventures

Day 7 , news from Chris

Mount Rushmore 6/26/10

Yes, you are a strong!

Many of you, who are closely watching Chris’ GPS locator, are probably wandering why he is backtracking or stopped for several hours. Not to worry, Chris is fine. He could be sleeping, LOST (last night for 3 hours), or just enjoying the wonderful views our country has to offer such as the Grand Canyon, and Mount Rushmore etc… or he could be interviewing Hoka Hey competitors such as a couple this morning (yes husband and wife, one motorcycle, over 4,000 miles).

This might come to you guys as a shock if you know Chris, but Harley-Davidson and Chris did not enter the Hoka to race, we’ve always looked at it as a “ride”. Even though, he unlished the competitive beast in him the first week, he now realizes that he is losing tract of his main objectives which are: 1) to write a story for Harley-Davidson about his experience and those of other competitors 2) to write about the XR1200X  3) to evaluate the gears provided to him 4) Enjoy yet another adventure.

Chris wants to apologize if he is disappointing some people who thought he was racing to win the big prize. As stated earlier, Chris wants to finish top 10-20 if possible, show off the XR1200X and be able to write about the whole experience. As he has always looked at the Hoka Hey as a personal endurance challenge, you will still see him cross the finish line in Homer, AK before July 4.

9 thoughts on “Day 7 , news from Chris”

  1. Hope all is well! I enjoy watching your progress. I am proud of all of you riders in this event. Thanks Chris!!!!

  2. No apologies needed! I just appreciate being able to follow his progress, just to see where in the world they’re leading these folks. Good luck, and have a great time!

  3. Damn I wish I’d be there too! As Steve O mentioned: I’m jealous too! It’s good to have updates like that Sowatha, thanks for the great support from your end to keep us all in the loop.

    I figured at some point Chris would start backtracking to the main purpose for him out there 🙂 It’s good to know he’s enjoying that ride so much, awesome photos! 😀 I’ll be the first to buy his book and read about that adventure! Maybe get a personnal autograph, who knows 😉

  4. I am really looking forward to the stories and photos. I’ve been tracking him and using Google Street View where possible to get an idea of the ride he is enjoying. Needless to say it is a unbeliveable adventure even from my computer. Keep the updates and photos coming. And tell him thanks for letting us follow his adventures.

    Eric

  5. The students at Rider’s Edge here in Atlanta are all rootin’ for ya, Chris! So are De and I. Glad Providence is with you providing gas, rubber, Gary and endurance. For a moment I thought the mountain goat was wearing a helmet. Keep riding and enjoy a safe adventure! Larry

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