Nashville-Natchez Rally

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A terrific day to ride the Natchez Trace  from Nashville to Tupelo, MS….ten of us left Loveless Cafe at noon working our way south along the Trace all for Rally Foundation.

From L to R – Phil Childrey (ZOLL Medical), Brad (NDC), Alan Grogan (Grogan’s Healthcare Supply), Ross Grogan (Grogan’s Healthcare Supply), Dave Rose (NDC), Tom Sternfels (Medical Supply Corp), Debbie Sternfels, Jeanette Lachapelle, Christian Lachapelle (Ontario Medical Supply Limited) and Chuck Miller (NDC).

Had a mix of bikes including a couple of Harleys, a Honda, a Suzuki and a few BMWs.  Weather was spectacular with highs in the upper 70’s and clear…finished up with dinner at the Blue Canoe.
Plan to meet in the morning at 7:30 for breakfast to plan the leg to Natchez.

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Outfitting the Rally Bike

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With each passing day the Rally Bike gets closer & closer to being readied for a 40 day journey around the world…so many details with just 90 days left before the big send off on July 28 from Cool Springs Honda.

Tent, first aid kit, tools,  communications, clothing, maps, GPS, air freight, flights, ferries, camping…just a few of the details!

Communications to Stay Connected – Bonjour

Droid Incredible 2 Mount

Wow…how technology has changed. Just installed the Cardo Scala Rider G4 Powerset that provides a wide range of connectivity via Bluetooth to include: up to 1 mile bike-to-bike intercom, driver-to-passenger intercom, make and receive phone calls via my cell phone, GPS connectivity and receive GPS voice navigation instructions, built in FM radio and MP3 player for stereo music. This will provide hands-free voice communications from virtually anywhere in the world!  If you would like to make a donation to give all kids diagnosed with cancer a better chance at living the full life they deserve, please visit Rally Foundation & Rally Around the World.

Rally Around the World…What’s this all about?

Rally Kids and I welcome your support for the inaugural Rally Around the World for Childhood Cancer Research, which will take place July – September 2012 as a solo, around-the-world motorcycle ride to support the Rally’s mission of empowering volunteers to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research.

Every school day, two classrooms of children, about 46, are diagnosed with cancer. Cancer is the #1 disease killer of kids ages 0-15 in the US!  With your help, we expect to ride 25,000 miles and raise more than $250,000 to support the Rally Foundation in its quest to fund childhood cancer research projects…that’s why I’m driven to help these kids

In 2002, as a testicular cancer survivor and in celebration of my 10thanniversary of being cancer-free, I made a solo bicycle trek from San Diego, CA to St. Augustine, FL covering 3,000 miles in 35 days raising money for the American Cancer Society.  

 Rally Around the World will mark my upcoming 20th anniversary of being cancer free. The struggles these children endure reach far beyond the personal challenges I faced when fighting cancer and will face on an around-the-world motorcycle ride.

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QR Code to Rally Around the World

Great to be living in an age of unsurpassed technology that allows you to post messages & images from a smart phone from any point in the world…within seconds your post appears on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and the like…a crazy time for sure.  During my across the US bicycle ride in 2002, I would leave a message on voice mail each evening to my marketing mananger, who would in turn, update my website with the latest trip news – that now can all be managed by me!  Check out my QR code that links directly to my Rally Foundation website…

If you would like to make a donation to give all kids diagnosed with cancer a better chance at living the full life they deserve, please visit Rally Foundation & Rally Around the World.

Hausmann…Their People Do Make the Difference

Back in 2002, Dave Hausmann, CEO Hausmann Industries, reached out to me and generously supported my LifeCycle 2002 event raising money for cancer research – a 3000 mile bicycle ride from San Diego, CA to St Augustine, FL.  Dave is an avid cyclist and truly embodies the spirit of giving and helping other…a genuiness that’s sometimes hard to find.

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That same spirit is found with all the folks at Hausmann – a reflection of Dave and his character.  Hausmann’s corporate mission has always included making the finest quality products and delivering the best possible service to our customers. The pursuit of this goal includes maintaining a plant with the best available technology. However, it is the human component that ultimately determines the level of quality produced.

It is our employees’ skills and dedication that separate Hausmann products from our competitors. Their tireless commitment to quality and attention to detail is evident in every aspect of the products we make and the way we relate to our customers. This is why the Hausmann story has spanned 50 years. Over 90% of our products are made in our 65,000 sq. ft. factory in Northvale, New Jersey. Hausmann’s quality products are manufactured for the world, by Americans and made in the U.S.A. We pride ourselves on manufacturing everything we possibly can and only having a few select products made to our specifications by trusted domestic and overseas vendors.

In today’s business environment, staying at the front of the pack is an increasingly harder position to maintain – at Hausmann it is a way of life. Hausmann is committed to maintaining our reputation and position of leadership. We will continue to strive toward this goal every day and it will show in everything we do.

We value your business and want you to know that we appreciate your continued support as we move ahead with confidence and gratitude into the future.

If you would like to make a donation to give all kids diagnosed with cancer a better chance at living the full life they deserve, please visit Rally Foundation & Rally Around the World.

AMSINO Supports Rally Around the World – Advancing Healthcare Worldwide

AMSINO joins other healthcare companies to support Rally Around the World.  Established in 1993 in California, AMSINO

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is a leading medical device developer and manufacturer dedicated to advancing healthcare worldwide by developing, manufacturing, and marketing medical products that help improve the safety and effectiveness of patient care.  AMSINO products are distributored in the US and in more than 30 other countries worldwide. 

If you would like to make a donation to give all kids diagnosed with cancer a better chance at living the full life they deserve, please visit Rally Foundation & Rally Around the World.