The 2004 Harley-Davidson FXSTB Softail Night Train that floated 4,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean from tsunami-wracked Japan will be enshrined at the Harley-Davidson Museum at the request of its owner. Ikuo Yokoyama lost relatives and his home during the disaster, as well as a box truck containing the Night Train. The storage container was […]
Motorcycle Ride for Diabetes
High blood sugar, low temps!
Photograph by: Roy Antal, Leader-Post
By and large, motorcyclists are some of the most generous citizens in the world. Riding events all over the world bring in untold millions of dollars for numerous worthy charities.
Keeping with this theme, one hardy Canadian rider is braving the Great White North’s frigid winter temperatures by riding his Harley coast to coast to raise awareness for diabetes, a disease that has seen a rapid explosion of new afflictions.
Michael Cole, 47, began his ride on the East Coast of Canada on January 1, from St. John’s, Newfoundland. Cole is riding his 1995 Harley-Davidson Softail through the bone-chilling Canadian winter, aided by electrically heated riding gear. After having braved incredible -35-degree temperatures across the prairies, Cole, a diabetic himself, is scheduled to arrive on Canada’s West Coast this week. I’m sure he’ll be thrilled at the much warmer weather there!
Fittingly, a sticker on the side of Cole’s Harley reads: “When Hell Freezes Over, I’ll Ride There Too.”
Congrats, Michael! You’re braver than most of us!
For those of you with a generous spirit, please go to Cole’s website and make a donation.