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A Year in Review – 2020

It has been a challenging year, My heart reaches out to all of those that were impacted negatively during the past 12 months! Here’s to a better 2021!

2020 started out with so much hope. Warmer weather was right around the corner and a new chapter would be written. I love the beginning of a new year and 2020 was no exception. Thank you for supporting Jamie & I and this blog for the past 15 years. It has been a work of passion and we look forward to adding more great chapters in 2021. With that being said let’s take a quick look back at the past 12 months.

I started the year by signing up for the Big Money Rally. The funny part about this event is there is no money.. it is all about riding to designated areas, taking pictures of the landmark, with you and your trusty steed in the picture. You send in the pic and receive points. That is a quick breakdown. If you want to learn more go here. I picked up a few points in January, when the weather allowed for some riding.

Later in January Jamie and I headed off to Big D to attend the IMS (International Motorcycle Show). We love this event, not so much for the attraction, as many manufacturers have pulled out in recent years, but to catch up with old friends that we have not seen in a few months. We enjoyed the day catching up with friends and enjoying family later in the day. What we did not know is that this would be the last show for the Dallas area. It has been cancelled in 2021. You can see our pictures and report from the event here.

February arrived and I was itching to get on the bike and complete more points for the BMR. I planned a route that would take 2 days and cover almost 1000 miles. I would hit Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. The highlight of the event would be a quick stop in Shreveport to stay with friends. Becky & Jeff are awesome and opened up their home to me. We had a quick visit. On a side note we met Becky & Jeff at a Ozark Escape event. Just another reason to attend, as you can meet some great folks! You can read about the ride here.

The events start to cancel. The first of the year started off with us planning the Ozark Great Escape. The event is a just for fun event here in NW Arkansas. The location was Eureka Springs Arkansas. We had a great sign up of over 40 bikes. Unfortunately we had to cancel the event as it was scheduled in April and at that time the Virus was just starting to take hold. Everyone was ordered to stay home and be safe. We waited as long as we could before cancelling the event.

This has turned into a wonderful event. You can look back on previous events to see what you have been missing. For those of you that have come to the great state of Arkansas to kick off your riding season we thank you. Check out 2019 here! or 2018 here!