Have you ever thought about doing a long distance ride?
Well The HokaHey Motorcycle Challenge started in Panama City Aug 9th with Dustin [Diesel]Arledge of Edgewater Florida as one of the riders doing the 10,000 mile challenge with stops in New Mexico ,Vermont and back to Panama City in 10 days
He rode to raise money for the non profit Honor Our Veterans
He is a retired USMC medically discharged due to injuries during his time in Afghanistan.
He was given written directions when he left the start and without the help of GPS it was only Him, his bike and the open road.
This tested his fortitude and determination
His goal was to raise 25,000 dollars for the Charity that helped him when he came back from Afghanistan.As part of the Challenge he did funding raising for his charity.
So he left on his Road Glide with everything he needed for this journey
9 days and a few hours he returned to Panama City.
This is not a race but,out of all the riders he returned first winning the HokaHey Challenge this year.
So Sunday Aug 30th we Welcomed him home to the First Turn bar with a party.
Many friends Supporters and Sponsors attended.
I attended the party with the Bad Apple Nation as one of his sponsors and had a little talk with Diesel .
So some of the things I wanted to know were,Where did you stay,what did you eat , how much time did you ride everyday.
Well he said you stop when you’re tired ,you sleep next to your bike and as far as food ,you eat whatever it takes to keep your energy level up.
His Average speed was somewhere around 58 miles per hour and riding some days 22 hours.a day.
A set of tires ,a full brake job and an oil change all done during the trip ,he still was the first across the finish line .
If you would like to donate go to DieselsHokaHeyChallenge.com to help other Veterans for Honor our Veterans Charity
Congrats to you Diesel see you on the road in the wind with your brothers from the Booze Fighters .