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Old 06-16-2013, 12:03 PM   #1
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A last ride for Linda? - Kansas City

One of the most influential and beautiful people in my life is losing the fight with cancer. Earlier in the year she expressed to me a desire to ride through the Ozarks again. I located a place that rented trikes and began the planning.
Unfortunately she has taken a turn for the worse and hospice has been called.
She occasionally has some strength and can get out. She certainly can no longer ride on 2 wheels. Pillion doesn't seem to be attractive to her.
Does anyone know of somewhere I can rent a can-am or trike at short notice when she is feeling good? I can't imagine her wanting to do more than a 30 minute ride.
In Lee's Summit, Kansas City area?

I really need to find her a way to ride. Does anyone have a hack in that area that would be willing to take her for a spin? It would mean the world to us.
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Old 06-16-2013, 01:03 PM   #2
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oh wow! i cant help but i'm sending my regards and best wishes.
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Old 06-16-2013, 02:21 PM   #3
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So very sorry.....

....to hear of your and her situation.

You might check with a KC-area H-D dealer (Worth H-D comes to mind...talk to Anne) regarding renting a trike.

Thoughts and prayers your way.
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Old 06-16-2013, 05:40 PM   #4
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After some thought, I really think a sidecar would be the best option. I am not looking for a handout or charity. Just a quick ride around lake jacomo or something. I will cover fuel cost and anything else. I would guess that there would be 5-10 other bikes along for the ride. Including myself on my KLR.

If anyone has any ideas, please let me know.
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:06 PM   #5
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You should post this in the hack section. You will get a volunteer quickly.
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:34 PM   #6
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You should post this in the hack section. You will get a volunteer quickly.
Thank you, I will do that. I should have thought of that and posted there first. It has been pretty tough to put coherent thoughts together today.
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Old 06-16-2013, 07:34 PM   #7
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Hacks section and I will also relay for you on SovietSteeds.com's forum.
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Old 06-16-2013, 07:48 PM   #8
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I'm in L.S. Unfortunately I only have a Tiger. Let me know if I can help though.
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:15 PM   #9
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I'm in L.S. Unfortunately I only have a Tiger. Let me know if I can help though.
If this thing comes together, you are welcome to come along for the ride.
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Hacks section and I will also relay for you on SovietSteeds.com's forum.
Done, and thank you sir.
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:48 PM   #11
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:45 PM   #12
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North"wet" is coming in with his Ural hack. I should have been updating this thread along with the one I put in the hacks section.

The ride is on! It's tomorrow! We are meeting at the cracker barrel restaurant around 10:45-11:00 at I70 and Lee's Summit rd. From there, we will be going to pick her up and we will be doing a short ride around lake Jacomo. Her hospice nurse said she may be good for about 40 minutes of riding.

The more riders the better. So far we have a pretty interesting collection of motorcycles along. Kz1000, Guzzi, 1950s pink Vespa hack, A couple HDs, triumph tiger, and Buella, my KLR. A couple small ds bikes are along as well. An XT225 and a crf230.

North"wet" is bringing Linda gear to wear. After speaking with him on the phone several times this week, I am excited to meet him face to face. He seems like the best kind of person. He told me about a program where side car pilots take kids for rides at children's hospitals.

I really hope you guys can join us. I know Linda will be having a great time. She has never met a stranger. Has a real love for life and an adventurous spirit. White water rafting, parasailing, hiking, funny hats, volunteering as a clown, margaritas, and laughing are her. She is amazing.

These last couple days have been tough. The thought of this ride has me smiling through the tears.
Thanks, ADVriders.

Please join us.

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Old 06-22-2013, 05:55 AM   #13
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I know Linda will be having a great time. She has never met a stranger. Has a real love for life and an adventurous spirit. White water rafting, parasailing, hiking, funny hats, volunteering as a clown, margaritas, and laughing are her. She is amazing.
That's the kind of legacy we should all hope to leave.

I've always thought I would want things to end quickly when the time comes. But after being with my wife's Mom as she went through her last months with friends and family; the strength, the love, the generosity, the grace...... and the opportunities to return those things........
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Old 06-22-2013, 07:38 AM   #14
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Last minute bump!

It's nice to see that we'll have a good little crew for this ride! See you all at the Cracker Barrel in about an hour.
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Old 06-22-2013, 05:59 PM   #15
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I hope Linda enjoyed the ride.
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