11th annual Breast Cancer Pledge Ride roars int Despite the overcast skies and intermittent rain showers, the mood among the bikers was upbeat, as they have done this many times before.
Many had gathered earlier in the morning at Assiniboia Downs for a group breakfast, and would be returning there later on in the afternoon for dinner, said Mike Biebert, who has participated in 10 out of the 11 rides for breast cancer. Upon their return, they would also submit their cards for the poker derby as well as see what the silent auction yielded for coach outlet new york their bids."We've been doing this for about a half dozen years," said Dale Inkster, who was among the first to arrive at 11 o'clock with his wife Bonnie and their two friends Brad Mckay (third year in the event) and Gary coach outlet stores handbags Redden, for whom this was the first year as a participant.And then the motorcycles started to arrive in ever larger groups, rounding the corner from Murray Avenue onto Main Street, with smaller groups also making their presence felt as they roared up the main from the south end of town, as organizer Michelle Westwood from Teulon fearlessly directed traffic amidst the oncoming cavalcades of riders.This year's top fundraiser was Ken Talbot, who raised a very commendable $6,500 for the worthy cause. "I pretty much contacted everyone I know," said Talbot, adding that he did it mostly through a viral campaign by sending e mails to all his contacts.And as always, there was that special story within the story, with Verda Andrew lounging in a coach outlet sale zajakot lawn chair just a few meters away. It turns out that Verda is 85 years old, and she rode out to Winnipeg Beach with Talbot on his Indian.
In the rain. And she would be starting chemotherapy the very next coach outlet handbags reviews day as she is suffering from lymphoma.And finally, a conversation with legendary custom bike builder Donnie Smith, who came all the way up from Minneapolis, MN via another charity ride event for underprivileged children in Fargo the day before and who pretty well managed to sum up the whole idea of this important event when he said:.
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