Tradeoffs Road Trip Charity Ride #tamXC

Back in June I was part of a group of motorcyclists that took off from Charlotte to Beckley, West Virginia for the first leg of Tamela Rich’s dream to ride cross country and raise money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation

This weekend we met her in Asheville, with her odometer fast approaching 8,000 miles and co-captained her safe arrival home with tons of wonderful, touching stories about the places she visited and people she met along the way.

In all I managed to log about 1300 miles and touched 6 states (NC, WVA, VA, TN, KY, SC) on my own bike; a 2000 Yamaha VStar Classic. A small feat in comparison to hers, but I loved being a part of this event…lots of open roads, back roads, greasy diners, comraderie, new friendships, and mountain twisties. This is beautiful country. 

Congrats to Tamela for her accomplishment!

She deserves every bit of accolades for dreaming BIG, setting goals, doing the homework and hard work. I’m both jealous and inspired by her endeavor.

Please check out her blog and facebook page to see her pictures, videos and stories… make a donation if you feel moved to do so.