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If I'm not out of town on a job I'm going to make every effort to ride in the SEAL 160 Ride to honor the Navy Seals and Army 160th Aviators that were lost in Afganistan June 2005. I hope there will be good representation from GL1800Riders.com. This is the third year for the ride. The ride is scheduled for Saturday, May 19.

It will start in Porstmouth VA near the Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, Va and goes 510 miles to Hunter Army Air Field, Savannah, GA then returns to Little Creek. The guys are trying to get over 158 bikes to set a world record as the largest group to ride an Iron Butt Association SaddleSore 1000. It would be really nice to see a good number of Goldwing riders.

For those interested and/or have questions this is the link to their website: http://seal160ride.com/component/option ... /Itemid,1/



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I remember that well, my son is in the 160th and was slated to be on that flight, he was pulled off at the last minute for another. He did participate in the payback however. We talk about that mission periodically as he lost some friends.
 
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For those who are not able to ride 1000 miles on your 'Wing or are not able to get the time off to make that commitment to this group the Seal 160 Memorial Ride will take place in Virginia Beach/Norfolk on 6 October. This is a local police escorted ride with food and a raffle and other events. Check the website for details or you can email the address on the site for more specifics.

They did a ride similar in Savannah last year. Below is a photo of the Official Starters:

The ride begins with a command from Samantha and Elizabeth Ponder; children of Tre & Leslie Ponder; their father Tre was lost during the incident we honor. All bikes started with their command, “WE WANT TO HEAR THE VOICE OF THE WARRIOR!” (Not a dry eye in the house.)

I WILL BE THERE AND I HOPE TO SEE SOME OTHER GL1800Riders.com RIDERS THERE TOO!

For those of you unfamiliar with the incident the following is the link to the July 1, 2005 Honolulu newspaper story of the MH-47 Chinook helicoptor crash during the rescue mission. http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/artic ... ln03p.html
 
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