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Today was the 10th Anniversary of the Motorcycle Ride For Dad. The event raises money for prostate cancer research. The ride here in London had over 500 riders and raised $60,000. Picture perfect weather:



My little group.


Our bikes: my Ninja (of course), '08 Ninja 500, a Harley Davidson, and '09 Suzuki Boulevard M50


Suicide shifter.




My boys:




This one's for you Delta:
 

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Awesome benefit ride yet again Boar! how far was the ride and how long did it take you with that size of group?
 

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Route was close to 200km. The first 10km was a police escorted parade through town with all the intersections blocked, so the group moved really smooth and steady. It was quite a sight to see that long a line of bikes stretched out in front of you. That parade took us to the first stop. After the first stop (It was a poker run so there were 4 stops including the final destination) riders broke off into smaller groups and just followed the map, with most of the route marked and signed. That said, the groups were still pretty big and every stop was just PACKED with parked bikes. We were 4 hours start to finish.



I saw one other 250r, a 2010 SE green, but it was parked and I didn't meet the rider.
 

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Today was the Ride for Dad in my city. Despite the poor forecast and impending bad weather, lots of riders showed up to register. The sky did look gloomy this morning:



There was a good turn out at the staging area:



I'd like to say it cleared up and turned into a beuatiful day, but no. About noon the skies opened up and we got hammered with a heavy downpour and high winds.





But, that's what rain gear is for. We made it through to the end of the ride. It's a great cause which raises funds to fight Prostate Cancer and, in the last 12 years, the Ride for Dad has raised over 9 million dollars. If there's one in your area, get out and ride. And if you're a guy, get checked.
 

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Awesome BB! I particularly like the pic of the ol' Willy's jeep. Seemed like a great ride and for good cause. I'll have to see if we have something like that in my area.
 

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Sorry to hear you had crappy weather Boar, you should have joined us in Kingston. We had a beautiful day. I lost my papa (my grandfather), the love of my life to prostate cancer. I like to think he was smiling that day and that's why it was beautiful. Some pics of our day...

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That's nice FHG.
My Dad has 4 sons, so years ago he decided to be a "lab rat" and participated in a research study for 12 years. So even in the rain, I'll ride for Dad.:thumb:
 
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