Ride to the Flags Memorial Ride - 2013

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  1. FZcruzer

    FZcruzer Been here awhile

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    Ride to the Flags is a charity ride that helps fund the White Heat Foundation; they support First Responders and Wounded Veterans.<o:p></o:p>
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    The ride is this Saturday, 14 September and starts at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu and ends at Pepperdine University where they have set up the Wave of the Flags Memorial, the memorial is a display of 2,977 American Flags for those who lost their lives on 9/11. <o:p></o:p>
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    I am going to attend with my Son two up on my 990 and thought others on here might be interested. Here is a link to the registration page and flyer.

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  2. FZcruzer

    FZcruzer Been here awhile

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    This was an interesting event, first time I have ever did the BIG group parade ride thing, not really my thing but my Son loved it.

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    Saw one ADV stickered bike.
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    Don't know what the bike count was but it was a lot.
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    A few pretty cool tribute cars were there.
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    Saw the end of one small crash a couple bikes from me, will look at video and see if I got it or not.
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  3. ks7877

    ks7877 Adventurer

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    I was there, too. No sticker on the scooter but you can kind of see the ADV patch on my left shoulder
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    I hadn't heard about the wreck. Hope everyone's ok!
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  4. FZcruzer

    FZcruzer Been here awhile

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    Don't think it was so much a crash, more like a drop, happened when everybody was parking at the Flags Memorial.
    We're you a traffic control person?
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  5. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

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    The flag display is awesome!
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  6. ks7877

    ks7877 Adventurer

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    yep - About 20 or so of us rode ahead of the group with the LEOs, blocked intersections so everyone could ride through unimpeded, then leap-frogged ahead to do it again.

    It really was.
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    About 3,000 flags snapping in the coastal breeze against a clear blue sky is a sight to behold! (not my photo)
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  7. FZcruzer

    FZcruzer Been here awhile

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    Thanks for helping out, I got you on video flying by to your next assignment, also think I got you standing out blocking traffic, if I remember right you had some nice color matching glasses on. Will post some video soon.
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  8. FZcruzer

    FZcruzer Been here awhile

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    Here is a small video of he ride, could not leave out my Son trying to get his gloves on at the start lol,

    KS7877, got you in there is a couple spots...

    http://youtu.be/ZCZ98cWvpuw
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  9. ks7877

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    Thanks for the video link, FZ. Wow... red scooter + yellow vest and helmet = plenty visible

    As for helping out, it was my privilege. Plus, it was fun. Hope you both enjoyed the day.

    I remember seeing your son and being proud of him for gearing up even though it was a warm day.
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  10. FZcruzer

    FZcruzer Been here awhile

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    He had a lot of fun, dressed him in what we had, normally do not take him on the street much, he was dress pretty unique lol.
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  11. TK-LA

    TK-LA SoCal Rider

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    I was there. I am one of the volunteers in charge of Pt Mugu parking and the initial take off. I do have an ADV sticker, but it's the "Ride the World" one and doesn't stick out.

    VStrom 100, Adventure.
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  12. UpST8

    UpST8 turnin gas to noise

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    I was there too, F800GS :wave
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