Now I don't normally do superslab rides as I don't like crowds and would prefer just a couple close and trusted riding friends. I mean c'mon....anyone can set a speed and run in a straight line for hours on end (quite boring). But this is something different and I plan on doing it!
Things have not been good for quite awhile and I need something to clear my head. This I feel, will be the best way to do it.
9/11 is something that I will never forget for more reasons than I care to share at this juncture, but taking a ride to honor those that passed both the victim's and the heros is something I feel I need to do. We can never forget what happened that fateful day and we must never let our guard down in the future. You realize that we MUST protect our freedom for our families and future generations.
This particular ride that I'll be joining will be a closed highway ride, by that I mean that I-80 will be closed to all traffic East bound from Tramontin NJ to I-280 through the Holland Tunnel to the Twin Towers site in Lower Manhatten. All bikes will be escorted by State police, fire officials and the military. As of right now they are expecting upwards of 4000 bikes.
All I'm asking from everyone on this site is to go home tonight, hug your kids and loved ones because in a fleeting moment things can change. Count your blessing that neither you nor your loved ones were there that fateful day (if they were, you have my eternal condolences) when our lives changed forever. DO NOT take for granted the smile on your spouses face, the laughter your children emit, a helping hand of a friend, the nod of a head that a co-worker makes when you pass them in the hall way. Remember the heros that died that day and the heros that today still put their lives on the line for our freedom here at home and abroad.
God Bless all of you guys and be safe.