As many of you know one of our brothers, Brian Skullushter, lost his son, Damen, last week. We all offer our deepest sympathy to Brian, his wife, his daughter and the rest of his family. Brian's son was only 23 years old and just starting to ride. As bikers and brothers/sisters it is our duty to honor him with a memorial ride.
During these difficult times we are committed by the Biker's Code to help in whatever way we can as well. I will set a course for a country ride that will allow us all to reflect on how precious life is and how important it is to get all we can out of it. Our time here is brief and can be taken away from us in an instant. This is our time to reflect upon that.
We will end the ride with a dinner and celebration of life in honor of Brian's son. I am asking that we all donate $10 per person for the dinner. ALL the money will go to help the family to cover the unexpected bills. Any help with additional donations will be gratefully accepted as well.
All of the details of the ride and dinner will be posted within the next few days.
The dinner will be at The Sports Page Tavern (my home away from home) 17800 Chillicothe Rd (RT 306) in Bainbridge. (about 500 feet south of RT 422). Anyone who cannot ride with us is welcome to the dinner.
We will meet at QSL in Valley View. Kickstands up at 3pm. I have plotted a route that should be nice for riders of all levels, about 60 miles. We will ride a steady pace through the Valley and then off to country roads leading us through parts of Trumbull and Geauga Counties and on to the sports page. There will be minimal, if any, freeway riding so this ride should be good for members of all levels.
As with all of my rides please be gassed up and geared up at 4pm. Please be ready to ride the full course. I may stop for a leg stretch along the way, depending on our pace. I may not.
I look forward to seeing you all there and enjoying a casual "head clearing" ride.