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Old 05-22-2014, 10:16 PM   #1
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2015 Get Out To Garrapata Memorial Motorcycle Adventure Ride

https://www.facebook.com/Getout2garapata

Hey everyone Good Afternoon, Good evening or Goodnight, whichever the case may be!

I am writing here to notify you as a fellow ADV rider of a very special event that I am planning for April of 2015 in honor of a very special friend named Ben Glattstein. Ben was a true adventurer and genuine wonderful spirit, the kind of person you'd meet one time and instantly be friends with.

In 2010, Ben passed away in a plane crash while beginning a journey to cross the Pacific Ocean in a small single engine Mooney. His loss was truly felt around the world by hundreds of his friends and family. Five years later his loss still leaves a void in many people's hearts, my own especially. So to honor him and raise funds for a scholarship in his name that goes to train better, safer pilots, i am planning a ride from the Arizona/Mexico border to Garrapata State Park in Big Sur, CA, via the. Grand Canyon, Death Valley and Yosemite.

Right now we are trying to just get the word out anyway we can through a truly grassroots effort. I have two riders guaranteed to join, with an additional probable and we will be planning to invite others for all or portions of our route in order to celebrate Ben's memory.

You can stay in touch with us the following ways:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Getout2garapata
Twitter: willb@getout2garapata
Getout2garrapata@gmail.com

I ask only your support and "likes" on Facebook to raise awareness for this great cause and wonderful journey!

And as Ben would say, Cheers, Mate!



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Old 06-16-2014, 09:37 PM   #2
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Okay so a quick update for anyone interested, due to some scheduling hiccups and in true Ben spirit, we have moved the ride UP 6 months to the middle of October, this year! We are now In a full scramble to get things taken care of including buying a third bike for our third rider who is an itenerating missionary preparing to go to Indonesia for 4 years!

Check us out on Facebook at Get Out to Garrapata Memorial Motorcycle Ride for more details ! Now less than 2 months to go until we start our IndieGoGo campaign (where we will be selling plenty of Swag) to raise scholarship funds for Ben !

Twitter: @getout2garapata
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Getout2garapata
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Old 06-17-2014, 11:34 AM   #3
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Looks like he was lucky to have you as a friend and this looks like a great event in the works. Good luck
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Old 06-18-2014, 01:46 PM   #4
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Looks like he was lucky to have you as a friend and this looks like a great event in the works. Good luck
Hey great thank you for the kind words and support, not only will the ride be a great time, the funds raised will go to a good cause training those younger pilots to come to be safer and more confident.
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Old 06-18-2014, 11:52 PM   #5
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Old 07-15-2014, 07:59 AM   #6
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http://youtu.be/lB7JBr8g_FI

A little taste of things to come!

90 miles 30 on dirt and a crossing of the San Rafael Valley in the Sky Islands of SE Arizona.

Also a good chance to test out my recording rig, I think a Sena Bluetooth Backpack for GoPro is in my future
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Old 07-16-2014, 03:40 PM   #7
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I am proud to announce that www.getout2garrapata.org is now active ! Go there to stay in touch with all the details about our ride and the cause we are supporting !
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