The Pink Ride for the Cure was a sponsored bike (motorcyle) event at the Treasure Coast Harley store.
We all met there, signed in, paid our registration fee (donation) and waited for the morning group ride to start. I had never done a group ride, not even with my smaller bikes. There was some apprehension; especially after I saw the large group there. I did gave myself a few minutes to decide if I was really going to do this. I hung out in the store and with the group for almost an hour before we did "Kick-Stands-Up", at 11. Right on schedule. I fell in with the long line heading out.
OMG, what have i gotten myself into?
|With my bike
|Some Guys Will
Think of Any Excuse
to Wear A Bra
Many locals along the route came out to wave as the long, noisy line went by. I am sure all the pink outfits gave away the cause of the day. Also there was a good number of women rides that day.
The line was well over 2 miles; 280 bikes. From my position (mid-pack), I could not see the lead riders.
We did a circle loop from Stuart to Vero Beach, heading north along the ocean drive A1A. The return south from Vero was on side-streets along the west, river, side of the inter-coastal. A beautiful ride both ways.
The total rides was near 100 miles and with the group's moderate speed, almost three hours long. One very positive that day, was the weather; temperatures around 80 and bight sun. A beautiful Florida "fall" day for a ride. FYI, we do get to ride all year with our beautiful South Florida weather.
After I got back, I was happy to get off the bike and walk for a while. I was not expecting a three hour ride.
On our return, there were hot dogs, hamburgers, soda and beer for all. A nice touch - Thank you Treasure Coast Harley.
I felt good about the cause, my mother died of breast cancer, and I did get to hang out with other women rides. Some that day were breast cancer survives. I believe that the man in the pink bra, wife is survivor and they did have matching bras for the event.
Crazy as it may seem, I fit in. A fun and interesting bike day; "Escape".
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