Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Risks and Rewards
The 2014 Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge will commence on 20 July at 6:00 AM from Key West, Florida headed to Homer, Alaska. The scenic highways that will be traveled were handpicked to provide you the most amazing ride possible.
If you are riding this year's Challenge then you are fortunate for a number of reasons: first and foremost is the fact that the ride is free. by that I mean there is no entry fee... a way of showing appreciation to the many that have supported Hoka Hey through the years - and to welcome new riders to the fold.
However, there will be a cost. Of course there is the purchase of fuel and food, but I speak of that which is beyond the dollar value; the cost of time, determination, tenacity, pain, discomfort and perhaps a level of irritation from time to time. but the reward far outweighs the cost. The sights, the sounds, the meeting of new friends, and the rejoining of old friends; the realization that you accepted and completed this Challenge.
But, to me the greatest rewards are those things that happen while riding solo. Things that happen that only you see. Those events and instances that happen for no other reason than you happen to be at the right place at the right time and cannot be put into words or adequately described by any means available to us.
The Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge is just that; a Challenge of monumental proportions. It will work hard to break you and put you in a position that will make you question yourself and your resolve. Do not let it overcome; use this ride to discover your true self and to reach deep and use the strength you never knew you had.
The only thing that stands between you and the completion of this Challenge is you.