Tuesday, June 23, 2009


From Colorado to California, from Washington, DC to Canada, from New Hampshire to home, this whole ride has been one of the most memorable times of my life. Though the hardships of bike trouble, bad weather, changed plans and much more have made the ride difficult, I do not regret going. I will do it again next year if I can and I can't wait to go on the Run once more. But until then, I wait and treasure the memories of the ride that I have completed already. Memories like being a part of NCOM and seeing all the presentations there, or finishing the Run and going to the Wall, staying at the church in Arlington and being able to see DC at night, riding to bike events and serving free coffee, seeing Niagara Falls in Canada and traveling home with the Vicories in their car--those are the memories that are embedded in me for life. I will not forget them.

Finishing the Run was a fulfilling experience, full of fun, hardships, friends and so much more. Some day I hope I will be able to do it on a motorcycle of my own--but for now, I am content to be on the back of my dad's bike.
If all goes well, I will be blogging again next year. Until then...


  1. Zach,
    please do not stop writing just because you are not riding on the back of your Dad's Harley (or pushing it). I am sure that things will happen during the year that you can share. I am glad you had such a rewarding trip. Being associated with such a fine young man is very rewarding. Tell your Dad I said hi, and take care.
    Dave Bounce Talley

  2. Well Done Zach!
    I have enjoyed following your journey from the beginning. I agree with Bounce, don't stop now - you have a gift and it would be a shame to waste it. I'm sure that more interesting things will happen and I for one would like to hear and see them. Keep up the great work.

  3. Zach,

    Wow...What an adventure! Your mom told me about your blog and I had to start at the begining, so it took me a couple of days to read, grabbing a few moments here and there over the last week. I am so impressed! I loved following your story and admire you for the support you gave your dad and the mission. I do agree with the other comments here, you do have a gift and I think you are headed in the right direction with your blog. Keep up the good work and I look forward to being one of your blog followers from now on.
    Tell your mom and dad hello for me and I hope to see you guys next year at the chili challenge.

    Dana Fisher