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.

He is very thankful for the advice he has been given by former rider #108 Jerry Reidy and the gear he has given Bob to use. Get as much advice you can from veterans and do a few long rides. He knows for sure he rides with spirits who protect him out there. Marine Medical Supply sponsored Bob monetarily and with a real nice first aid kit, National Marine Supply provided Bob with a GoPro to record his ride and Big Image Signs contributed his lettering for his bike. He would like to get contributions for animal charities and monetary contributions for Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce.

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