Monday, August 19, 2013
The Warrior Rides Again
Introducing Akicita (ah-kee-chee-dah) which is the Lakota word for Warrior.
Akicita joined the Hoka Hey family in 2010 when it was presented to us by a Veteran that we sponsored through the Sponsor a Veteran program. Rider #322, Barry Goldweber (Bear), was the last rider to cross the finish line in Homer, AK; arriving there on the 8th of July after spending 18 days on the road!
Since that time, this extraordinary expression of gratitude has been sitting on a shelf in Jim’s man cave. And while being seen and appreciated by us is nice, it is not what a true Hoka Hey warrior is meant to do. So, the time has come for Akicita to hit the road…
with Jeff Kohn (#168) will be just the beginning of his adventure. From there, Jeff will hand Akicita off to a
worthy Hoka Hey Challenger who will get to carry him home. That rider will have one month or less to show him off
and to show him around. Traveling by bike, Akicita will venture cross country
and perhaps around the world – taking pictures and telling stories as he
goes. Passing from one Challenger to the next, Akicita should change hands no
less than 11 times before arriving in Homer, AK again in 2014!!
Any one who would thinks they are worthy of carrying Akicita forward should meet Jeff at 7:00am by the Hill Climber sculpture at the Harley Museum in Milwaukee on Saturday August 31st (be sure to bring your Challenge coin).