Wednesday, January 29, 2014
It’s your choice… You can sit at home and enjoy the comforts around you or you can step out of the comfort zone and see if you still have what it takes. You can either live your life based on predetermined expectations or you can step off the paved road and travel an unexpected path and by doing so learn something about yourself you never knew existed. You can sit in your easy chair and read an adventure novel or you can live a life from which adventure novels are born.
The Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge is not for everyone. There are those who try and fail, but they must be commended and admired for trying. Far too many look at a challenge and say, “I can’t do that.” Maybe they can’t, but if they never try they will never know for sure and later in life they will always wonder what could have been.
To say the Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge will test you is an understatement; it will endeavor to break you. It will test your mental and physical resources. Your ability will be stretched to your limit then it will be stretched a bit farther. It is both demanding and stimulating. Words cannot describe it, emotion cannot express it outwardly to another; you must live it to understand.
Don’t, 20 years from now, sit in your chair and wonder what you would do if faced with a real Challenge, but rather reminisce about what you did when you accepted one. Recall with satisfaction how you, when your strength was gone, overcame the obstacles, redefined your own doubts and succeeded when others did not even try. Don’t regret because you didn’t step out, step out so you don’t regret. “Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda…” Nothing is more regrettable than Unfinished Business.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
The Challenge that is Hoka Hey is not for everyone. If you don’t like to be frustrated and you are easily discouraged then the Hoka Hey Challenge may not be for you. However, if you feel a need to challenge yourself or you want to push your known limits then Hoka Hey was made for you. The main focus of The Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge is to bring awareness of the Native American Indian and the struggles they live through every day of every year. We do this by directing riders through many of the American Indian Reservations in the United States as well as some of the nation’s most spectacular roadways. Some of the reservations are doing well financially, others are not and these are our focus. The philosophy adopted by Hoka Hey is to ride with integrity, honesty and respect. Not only respect for other riders but respect for this Nation and its citizens.
Our goal, as hard as it is, is to enlighten our Challengers on several levels. First and foremost is to not take what you have for granted and second, a call to action to share what you have with those who have not. The Native Americans DO NOT want us to take care of them or provide for their every need, but they do ask for a chance and a glimmer of hope that they can use to provide for themselves. It is this that we want to offer, but to do that we need you. The Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge has combined efforts with the Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce to implement a number of initiatives. To provide scholarships to deserving students who wish to improve their standing in the community as well as provide security for small business loans that will be used to improve the economic foundation of the Reservation. Our intent is to also fund a documentary on the Pine Ridge Reservation condition. To help fund these initiatives your tax deductible contribution can be provided to The Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce by going to www.pineridgechamber.com.Step out of your comfort zone and test yourself; put yourself into a position that may result in failure. Even if you fail you will have accomplished something very few will ever understand let alone try. However, I think you may be pleasantly surprised at your ability to meet and possibly exceed this Challenge. Is it easy? No. Is it something everyone can do? No. Is it something you can do? Only you can answer that.