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Old 10-25-2012, 11:32 AM   #16
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I'm suprised not so much interest in this. But If I had to guess, the requirement of having your own chase driver prob throws a lot of guys off from around here. Adv is mostly about taking trips on just bikes or maybe just trucking the bike to the start. Have a nice ride.
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:01 PM   #17
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I'm suprised not so much interest in this. But If I had to guess, the requirement of having your own chase driver prob throws a lot of guys off from around here. Adv is mostly about taking trips on just bikes or maybe just trucking the bike to the start. Have a nice ride.
Ya, me too!!! We had 7 riders bail out, due to 'whatever' reasons. Now we're down to under 10.

If anyone was interested, the requirements/rules can be bent a little bit. As we are providing chase support for EVERY rider on this particular event. Not one of them, needs to "bring" a chase this year... so, if interested parties were serious, and only thing holding them back was a "chase" requirement... they should be contacting me directly.

We'll often have riders carpool their chase. Meaning, if a rider doesn't have a chase but there's room in another... he'll join up with them and just pitch in for fuel, etc. It always works out, and often the riders coming from across states will get taken care of like they are family. The farthest thus far, a father son from Baton Rouge Louisiana. Great people, who have been back to partake.

First and foremost; Our rides are tailored to the riders ability, but not always are we on any type of road or trail. When I hear of ADVriders, I think big bikes... large packs... and roads or trails. At one point, a rider brought his XR650R (not a big bike by any means), and complained that he should have been on his CRF450X. Mostly due to the terrain we ride, and the fun the smaller/lighter displaced bikes can have. SO... having a chase, is of the utmost importance to carry the overnight gear and the emergency supplies. As well, they'll fuel us in remote places (most of us can't make 100 miles on one tank). It's more for peace of mind, if and when someone gets hurt... or, they numb up and need to get in the truck prematurely.

Thank goodness, I've only needed the truck(s) a few times in the last four years of this event. From broken bolts to broken bones and broken bikes and everything in between. I used to ride Baja all day long, with no chase.... once my buddy was shot in the chest in 2008, I decided I won't ride ANYWHERE without a chase vehicle nearby or knowing my whereabouts. I've just recently quit carrying Satellite phones (between me and chase), and now use SPOT CONNECT for communication. God forbid we ever need the 911 feature.

... I know that was more info then needed. But I respect the guys on this forum. Lots of good people and great knowledge. I thought I'd share my "reasoning" for such a requirement, or why I've put certain rules in place for our event(s).

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Old 10-26-2012, 05:46 PM   #18
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***RAFFLE***RAFFLE***RAFFLE

Our site now has the process/instructions up on how to enter the raffle.
... we've got some great prizes thus far, and will have more come time for the event!!

Buy your tickets now! All proceeds go directly to the cause!

DIRECT LINK: http://cancer-rideforlife.com/4th-An...l-Raffles.html
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:20 AM   #19
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DOUBLE YOUR DONATION!!!!!
A special group of donors will match donations made to our cause, up to $25,000, through November 15th.
That means your tax-deductible donation will be doubled if you give before this important deadline

When you maximize your gift, we'll maximize its impact by bringing innovative and lifesaving treatments
to kids battling cancer. Kids like Ethan, a budding singer, whose vocal cords were threatened by cancer.
He needed the help of our world-class team to restore his voice, and save his life.

Donate now to double your donation. Thank you!
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:21 AM   #20
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Good day fellow off-roaders!!


At this time, next Thursday (8th)... Cancer-RideForLife will be underway!! Riding from Pine Valley to Barstow (284 miles) for the first day. Bound for Las Vegas, and will end up back in Plaster City Tuesday (13th). 5 days of riding, covering a 1000 miles of mostly (96%) off-road terrain.

With only 7 days left before the ride... and getting just-a-tad more then 50% towards our goal, we still need lots and lots of help to make it 100%.

REACH DEEP People... give to the kids. Let's help them trick-or-treat one more year. Open presents for another Christmas. Get to play yet another day!!!

Donate here; http://ccrf.convio.net/goto/CRFL

Thank you, to those already given to the cause.
It's much appreciated, and every dollar matters.
You've all made me smile, and I know there's kids all over smiling because of your contributions!!

Don't forget to get your raffle ticket money in!!
More info here; http://cancer-rideforlife.com/4th-An...l-Raffles.html


MY SPOT Tracking device links, for the event;
I'll have two tracking devices running for this event. One of them will be in Chase1, and will provide location tracking for the truck(s). The second one, will be on me... and will allow me to send text messages (to our chase trucks) and tracking information via the online google map provided by SPOT. It might be a bit confusing for those watching our progress as they sit at home behind a computer, but each spot track (waypoint) is labeled per the device sending the track. As an example; The chase truck's device is labeled "JAT-CHASETRUCK" and the device I'll be wearing is labeled "JAT-RIDER". All the viewer needs to do is hover over the waypoint on the map, and they should get information on what device sent the track point. It'll also be more obvious to some being the chase trucks will be on major roadways, and we'll be out in the boonies.

Here's the link to watch our daily progress;
http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...WHaIT41X1JEmeh
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:00 AM   #21
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THURSDAY THURSDAY THURSDAY....
(I know... doesn't sound anything like Sunday Sunday Sunday now does it!?)

Thursday, the 8th... we depart on our 1000 mile off-road adventure ride.
Of coarse, the whole reason for the ride is to raise awareness and donations towards our charity of choice - Children's Cancer Research Fund.

If your late to the game....

We've got raffle prizes (please get your check in to me by 11/7);
http://cancer-rideforlife.com/4th-An...l-Raffles.html

We'll leave the direct link to donating open, until 11/30;
http://ccrf.convio.net/goto/CRFL

We'll be using two SPOT satellite tracking devices (one on me specifically, and one in the main chase truck);
http://cancer-rideforlife.com/4th-An...nual-SPOT.html

If your a fisherman/fisherwoman or angler of any age... we'll hold a bass fishing tournament on 11/18 to raise donations;
http://cancer-rideforlife.com/4th-An...ast2Fight.html

I hope to see the momentum come on strong this week, and watch the donation allotment get closer to our goal!!!

Thank you for reading my posts, and paying attention to the event detail.
This ride, this event... is dear to me after losing my mother in 2009.
I really appreciate all that people have done each year to get the children more help.

Johnny "Airtime" Jensen
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:41 PM   #22
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Cancer-Ride For Life trying to get the word out, to raise awareness and donations.
... Enjoy the youtube links below;

Here's our KUSI News segment, Sunday AM 11/4;
http://youtu.be/soHkxsIaZtc

Audio from Bike Week Radio interview, when I was in the studio also Sunday AM 11/4;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FIZY-slEEo

Dave Stall radio show interviews (KCBQ - Sunday, 11/4).
(3 different short interviews, over the phone on Sunday evening. Audio clipped from 3 shows Dave Stall hosts on KCBQ)

Ride on Racing Round Up;
http://youtu.be/9JXqBm_LdMc

San Diego Motor Sports;
http://youtu.be/z2dUnXm0UEQ

You Auto Know;
http://youtu.be/NvhuiOz83gY
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:40 PM   #23
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Did anyone notice... we only have $509 more dollars to make our $10,000 goal?!

YUP... that's right! We're sitting at $9,491.00 as of right this minute!!
Thanks to Captain Alan Clowers and his Bass Tournament, and a few other very generous donations that I was able to input today. We are just shy of our goal.

If I could wish for anything on my birthday (which is tomorrow), it'd be to have my friends of ADVrider send in a donation and help me make the goal we set earlier this year. It sure would put a smile on MY... and Children's faces of Childrens Cancer Research Fund!!

Donate today;
http://ccrf.convio.net/goto/CRFL
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:03 PM   #24
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I'd love to congratulate Cancer-Ride For Life on making their goal, and as of now exceeding the $10,000 dollars they set for 2012!

It's amazing what transpired the past month to make this goal happen. The hard work has again paid off this year, and I'm thankful for all who participated and supported our cause. YOU ALL made this happen, and you all helped us reach our goal.

This is a FIRST for Cancer-Ride For Life as we were very close last year, but had the rug pulled out from under us with some last minute promises that never panned out.

THIS YEAR, has proved to be a success. And I'm proud to say Children's Cancer Research Fund is rewarded with $10,000+ dollars to help those in need. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!

We're currently at $10,100 (from 87 donations).

I'll close the donation site on 11/30, and hope that if you have not made your yearly donation... that you'd be able to do so within the next 48hours. Meeting our goal is epic, but surpassing the goal would be more powerful then anything we've done to date. Let's make it happen!!

$1, $5, $20, $100... you name it, nothing is too small or too large!
DIRECT LINK:
http://ccrf.convio.net/goto/CRFL
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