February 25th, 2014
Here are the high mileage Polar Bear results to date: (Round 3 check in is this weekend! Look for those results in our next newsletter):
|Neftali C.||1882||Lisa H.||2776|
|Dennis M.||1684||Neftali C.||1665|
|Greg N.||1201||Martin C||1640|
|Martin C.||1044||Kelly V.||1350|
|Lisa H.||992||D. Hagans||1234|
|Ken M.||788||D. Hrenchir||918|
|Brian L.||602||Omar A.||863|
|Kelly V.||538||James P||764|
|Paul C.||316||Brian L.||664|
|David D.||312||Ted K.||522|
|Brian C.||245||G. Kerkeslager||494|
|Dawn D.||136||Paul C.||408|
|Janet C.||53||Janet C.||224|
That’s right folks Lisa Hecker and Neftali Colon have done it again for the second month in a row! How are they doing this?
After speaking to both Lisa and Neftali, the simple answer to this question is they both love to ride! According to Lisa, she rides “for her mental wellbeing” which I know many of us can relate to! Like Bob’s trailers say, “Ride More. Stress Less.”
“With the proper gear, the colder temps don’t bother me,” states Lisa. And according to Neftali, riding year round is a must in his club. Neftali learned to ride 12 years ago and was taught by the same club he belongs to today, AMA Chartered riding club, Die Hard Ryders of Brooklyn, NY.
Long trips certainly help pack on the miles but for Neftali, most of his mileage is accumulated from riding locally and commuting to work. “I don’t drive much being that I enjoy how quickly I can get around on my bike. Sure does beat riding in a cage,” Neftali explains.
Lisa was able to get a great jump start for the cumulative portion of the challenge thanks to two trips planned to Virginia Beach in December along with commuting to and from work whenever possible and hunting for rally locations. As for January, her high miles were accumulated within just 6 days of riding! Lisa is part of Southern Maryland Adventure Riders which had a group ride coordinated for January that she participated in.
All of the participants are putting up a good fight and we are loving it! Dennis M. was just 198 miles short of first place for the men in January and with only 4 women eligible for Round 3, it’s anyone’s game! Not to mention riders are spread out among multiple states, some of which have been hit with snow harder than others…so take every opportunity you get to log some miles!
If you want to join the fun, it is not too late. Round 4 (March) registration is open February 28-March 28. You can still participate in the final round and who knows, you might have a big trip planned that month and will sweep the cumulative as well!
Reminder to Round 3 participants, check in is scheduled for this weekend, February 28-March 1.
January 21st, 2014
Are you ready for an amazing group riding adventure in 2015? Bob’s has teamed up with Moto Discovery and the destination is Cuba! That’s right, the place everyone wants to go but because of US travel restriction almost no one gets to visit. The owner, Skip Mascorro started his company about the same time that Bob started Bob’s and like Bob’s they have lots of experience and a great reputation. Skip has made this opportunity possible for a very limited number of participants from Bob’s customer base and you could be one of them.
If you chose to join Bob and his wife Suzanne, you’ll get to meet some of the legendary Harlista’s, enjoy some amazing Cuban cuisine and culture and maybe even smoke a hand rolled cigar if that’s your thing. You’ll be able to learn about and experience a beautiful, unspoiled country full of history that in some way touches most Americans from the people who live there. To learn more about the tour, the bikes that will be available, the general costs involved, and of course what’s included…click here. Please note, as this will be a custom tour with Bob’s the exact price may vary slightly.
Bob was convinced by Skip that the longer, 15 day tour is the way to go but we want confirmation from those of you seriously considering this awesome opportunity. So to help finalize the last few details, anyone seriously considering saying yes (or know someone who might be interested) to an experience your friends will be jealous of and you’ll be talking about for the rest of your life, is asked to please take a few minutes to complete the short survey below. Before taking this survey take a few minutes and check out the tour and don’t forget to watch the very informative 3 minute video and browse the “What’s included” and “FAQ” box near the bottom of the page.
Now, please take a few minutes to complete our survey about the upcoming Cuba Trip…serious inquiries only!
Enjoy and Thanks!
Bob & Suzanne Henig
Owners, Riders and Enthusiasts