Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Meet the Rider: Capt. Bob Terrell # 738
Capt. Bob # 738 rode in the 2012 Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge. When he realized that the ride had nothing to do with pots at the end of the rainbow or awards but to bring awareness to the plight of the Native Americans he was very interested. He learned about the challenge after reading an article in Full ThrottleMagazine in 2010 and was very impressed with what he read. Unfortunately he was not able to participate until 2012 and the anticipation of the ride was like a kid waiting for Christmas. It has now become part of his life. He spent this winter going to local HOG chapter meetings at Harley Davidson dealers encouraging riders to take the plunge. “If you like to ride you have to do this.”
In 2013 Bob ended up having to be an “arm chair rider” after crashing two weeks before the event left New York, glued to the computer watching the riders on US Fleet Tracking every day. He loves being a part of this event and is very proud to call himself a HHMC rider. Extraordinary is how he describes the event. He loves riding through deserts and mountains but finds it very challenging to press on no matter what. Whether it’s raining, hail, sleet he presses on. Convenient store parking lots that are closed are great alarm clocks for Bob when he wants to get some sleep. He says he would much rather be awakened by the employee of the store then the police.