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Route Planning: Not-So-Rough Draft #2

Ok I’ve tweaked the route quite a bit from what I had last time, and I think that this will work out better. Going to be in the bigger cities on nights when hopefully we can get together with the local MS Society chapters. The distance is about 500km shorter on this plan, but it still covers off everything nicely. The links below will bring up google maps with the route. Google broke it into 3 parts…

Total Distance: 11,940km

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Route Planning: Rough Draft #1

I’ve thrown together the first rough draft of the route, which will likely be modified as I look at it more. Right now I’ve just picked a basic route, and I’ll tweak it after discussing with dad and a few others who’s input I value. As the route stands, its 12136km give or take a bit. Anyway, have a look if you have some time, and let me know if you have any suggestions! Continue reading »

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Shipping Has Been Finalized

I’ve sorted out shipping for the bikes, and they’ll be on a truck in early July so that they’re ready to go for us out in St. John’s, NL on July 16th. It’s definitely not cheap, but regardless it’s for a good cause so I’m ok with the cost.

Now, it’s time to sort out flights. Searching right now, it looks like there are two options. Leave Edmonton early in the morning on the 16th, and arrive in Newfoundland late at night, or take the red eye and get there in the morning of the 17th. Both have benefits… I’ll keep checking to see if new flights are added or if the prices change.

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My Dad is Joining Me for the Ride

I have some great news! After simply bringing this trip up with my dad, he immediately jumped on board and will be joining me on the cross country ride this summer!

This’ll still be “my ride” but having him along will be great as riding with someone else is always nicer, and we’ll be able to cut down on lodging costs since we can split them now.

Even better? He has an Electra Glide Ultra Limited which means more bag/trunk room for necessities that we’re going to need to take with us! Hopefully he’s cool with me taking over his luggage space…

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The Ride is Official!

I must be one of the luckiest people in the world, as I got some incredible news this past weekend in relation to the waiting game at work, and also this ride. First off, I ended up getting the best work related news possible, and will be taking on a new endeavour starting May 1st. I had a feeling that this was going to seriously impact my summer plans, but… it’s not! The ride will happen!

So now that I know my July 16 to August 20 holidays holidays will be untouched, this ride is a reality! Now it’s time to start nailing down some concrete plans… Stay tuned!

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Connected with the MS Society of Canada

I’ve connected with the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, and they have set me up with a personal donation page! Through this page, you’ll be able to make a donation to the MS Society of Canada and help me reach my goal of $10,000!

Looking forward to your contributions towards putting an end to Multiple Sclerosis.

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Ride across Canada to raise money for MS?

At this point I’m unsure if this will actually happen, but right now I’m brainstorming the idea of riding my motorcycle across Canada in support of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. The goal will be to ride coast to coast, between July 16 to August 20, 2012. Things are still in the early planning stages because I’m not 100% sure I’ll be able to get away during those dates. Regardless, if this is going to happen, I better start planning now.

Man that looks far…

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