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Next up . . . Chuck!

Hailing from Stansbury Utah, father of 5 year old Lily Anderson who will miss him dearly (and expects multiple additions to her postcard collection) Chuck Anderson will be joining the 48 State Ride Against Child Abuse June22 – July 2 2018. In fact, Chuck’s to modest to say it, but the ride would not be happening without him. Chuck spent his early adult years in the Marine Corps as an …Read More

Introducing . . . the BACA Boys

Spike is excited to join the 2018 Exchange Club 48 State – 10 day ride to bring more awareness across the nation to the millions of kids abused annually in this country. He has been a part of Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A.) since 2013, an organization which has a singular mission to empower abused kids not to live in fear. His goal for this ride is to support the …Read More

Introductions Continued — The Arizona Angels

Next up in our introductions, our support team from Arizona: Trevor and Jerry, Trevor is a business owner with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry. He is skilled in Digital Marketing, Intelligence Analysis, Entrepreneurship, and Editing. Trevor also serves as the President of the Exchange Club of Chandler and was recently awarded the All-American Volunteer of the Year Award. Something else you should know about …Read More

Introductions — How Crazy?

Grant’s 48/10 adventure actually almost five years ago when he read the subject line of an email from his frend, Steve: “How Crazy Are You?” He immediately new “Doc” was working on another Ironbutt. Grant’s response after learning it was to be the 48/10? “I just might be that crazy.” His wife’s reply? “Noooo.” Here’s Grant’s story in his own words: Maybe motorcycles suit me because they are a wonderful …Read More

Here we go again!

It has been four years since we completed our first 48/10.  Yes, I said, “first,” and yes, that means we’re doing another one.  In the coming weeks and days I’ll try to get posts up about the riders who will be joining the ride this year.  For now, how about a little teaser of our planned itinerary. Day 1 – St. George, UT to Clayton, NM; 1,121 miles Day 2 …Read More

Thanks fer noticin’

We’ve been flattered by the press coverage our ride has received since we got back.  My regret is that they don’t mention the Ride Against Child Abuse or the good work done by the folks at the Family Support & Treatment Center.  That’s my fault though, not theirs.  I’ve done a poor job of making contact with the people in the press before they run their stories.  Anyway, here are …Read More

Day 2 (extended version) – Playing Catch-Up, and Losing

Something I’m reluctant to put in print is the nickname Doc gave me when I was “initiated” into the Bar-T Riders a few years ago.  Evidently, I have a tendency to need an extra minute or so when everyone else is ready to go.  As a result, “Fiddle Fart” has stuck.  :/  On this trip I really wanted to try to live that name down.  So I wasn’t thrilled when, …Read More

Day 1 (Extended Version) – Elkaholics Anonymous

From the time Doc first proposed this ride, I was on the fence about going.  I knew it would be an incomparable adventure and an experience I would not likely duplicate in my lifetime.  On the other hand, my first choice for a two week motorcycle ride would not include 7,000 miles of interstate or skipping past the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Tail of the Dragon, the Ozarks, the Black …Read More

Day 10 – The Big Finish!

Last night, as we were having a delicious pizza in Belgrade, we got word that Andy (who, along with Jared and Marc was a couple of hours behind us) was having trouble with his bike.  It was sputtering at higher speeds.  They were going to put some carb cleaner through it and see what happened.  Before we turned in, I noticed that he had arrived and I thought things had …Read More