Friday, August 19, 2011

First to the Finish!

On August 5th our challengers started to make their way from Mesa, AZ across all 48 states into Canada ending in Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. This year, with the help of U.S. Fleet Tracking, family, friends and followers were able to enjoy the experience and a little of the excitement along with their rider. With this advantage, many viewers have just watched as our first challenger crossed the finish line. Will Barclay, the first to finish in 2010, arrived at the Joan Harris Pavilion in Sydney, NS at 5:51pm on August 19th.



Will was greeted by a crowd of Cape Bretoners at the finish line; the local people have welcomed Hoka Hey with open arms. Their enthusiasm for the event lifting the spirits of a weary film crew and organizers alike as they wait for Challengers to arrive.



The community is throwing a party on Sunday the 21st to recognize the Hoka Hey Challengers and acknowledge the magnitude of their accomplishment.

21 comments:

  1. Woo Hoo Will Barclay...Congrats! What a race, what a ride! You are a WARRIOR! It was exciting to see you ride to the finish! Cheers and get some much needed sleep! ~SRFINZO :)

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  2. Way to go Will. Was great seeing you come in at Santa Fe Harley-Davidson. Great job. Enjoy your winnings and rest; you earned them both.

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  3. Will is an absolute machine. Having started the run, and failing to finish, I have the ultimate respect for anyone who finishes. Competing to win is just otherworldly.

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  4. Congratulations Will! Watched you from the start of the race! You da man.!

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  5. Congrats to Will. A true warrior and he has proved it. To all the other riders Continue your course and finish. Walk away with your head held high as you have done more than most will ever do. Rock on

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  6. Really proud of Will. He is an honest and driven man with a lot of love within as well as around him. Congrats buddy from the Cloven clan.

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  7. Great job Will. Congratulations.

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  8. Wil kicked ass last year and as a rider I couldn't believe he got there two days ahead of me (he must have cheated!). This year sitting at home and having US Fleet tracker to see the: "what, when, where, and how", Wil Barckley is the "real deal". He is without exception the world's premier long distance rider.

    Congratulations Wil, you are the MAN.

    Oley of JAX FL

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  9. KaRaZy Kel from STL!August 19, 2011 at 7:20 PM

    Congrats to Will.....Hoka Hey!......still rootin for St. Louis' own Terry Meyer.....dig in bratha ur almost there! Hoka Hey!....Have enjoyed tracking ur trip way to roll!!!

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  10. Truly amazing Will. Congratulations on the back to back wins.

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  11. Congrats Will, what a rider!

    Only negative I can say is how seldom this "blog" is updated..

    I gave up on the nominal updates here throughout the race and got my info from other places. Great race but little info here at all sadly.

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  12. Congrats Will! Kept track since the Baggers article. A true rider and a stand up guy, indeed!

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  13. The Colorado Lewis ClanAugust 20, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    Congratulations to Will! Amazing is about the only word I have for your accomplishment.
    To all the other riders whether you finished or not- congratulations on taking on such a challenge and experience. You are truly all amazing people. It has been a great adventure watching this all unfold!

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  14. way to go 601weloveyou! sixth place is awesome.Can't wait till you come home. Love your wife,Michael Nikki and Tanner

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  15. I really enjoyed following this event.I hope they put it on the television or make a movie out of this.Amazing ride.Will you are a trooper.Well done

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  16. Congratulations to Will on an amazing ride. I was watching the race via fleet tracking on Tuesday and was inspired to drive over to Rocky Mount to see Will arrive at 11:30ish PM. I will see you all in 2012's event.
    The KnightRider

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  17. Hats off to Will and to all others who compete in this amazing challenge. My ass gets tired after a few hours of riding... i can't imagine weeks of endless roads...you guys must have a leather hide! To Will, finishing first two years running is an accomplishment that will go down in Harley history. Congrats to all, and safe riding.

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  18. Congratulations to #601, Ohio's Mike Fox! Following you over the course of this challenge was absolutely amazing! What an adventure it must have been. We hope you get some rest, oh wait, you don't sleep do you? :) Congrats on a FABULOUS FINISH!!

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  19. My hat goes off to all of you Hoka Hey Riders. In my eyes you are all winners no matter what place you came in.

    Great Job

    GIGS

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