Friday, October 16, 2009

Motorcycling in the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Pisgah National Forest
As you will see in one of my recent posts we had a fabulous motorcycle ride from Brevard to Cherokee NC. With over 40 bikes, we didn't have a single incident, not even a flat. Those those that ride, the twisties are the best in the US, as well as the views are spectacular. For more information jsut give me a call or e-mail me at 828-421-0375

To our Biker Friends,

I just wanted to send out this email of appreciation to all of you and thanking you for taking part with us at some point in our motorcycle ministry here at Brevard Wesleyan Church. This past Sunday was our final ride for this year, the Annual Fall Colors Cherokee Run and it was a blast! In spite of early morning cloud cover, the turnout was awesome! It was a great turnout of riders with your awesome bikes and trikes! We had a great group that rode up from a number of different towns in South Carolina and a great bunch of riders from places here in North Carolina that I've never heard of. It's always a rush to see everyone pulling into the parking lot and to meet each of you! This is what makes our ride - you the people! The fellowship that we have out in the parking lot is awesome, and then to get to sit around a table of good food and talk with each other is really good. There was even a fellowship taking place as we proceeded down the highway (40 or 50 bikes) behind a police escort with his blue lights flashing and our motorcycle headlights on and watch the oncoming traffic stop and pull off the road thinking it's a funeral (that's an indicator of the respectful community that we live in); then to ride in the convoy to our destination of Cherokee. When we got to where we were to get on the Blue Ridge Parkway and found that the clouds and fog were too thick to get onto the Parkway, we had to remain on Hwy 276 (for safety) and actually rode the ride in reverse order as to what our plans were. By the time we had finished our meal at Granny's the cloud cover had burned off for the most part and we got on the Parkway for the return back to Brevard. There was only about, maybe, a three or four mile stretch right at the end of the Parkway part (where we would get back on 276) that was foggy and it was doable.

I have received emails from many of you, expressing how great of a time you had and how you'll be looking forward to other rides that we will be having. Thank you for your kind words and we, Brevard Wesleyan Church, will be looking for ALL of you to come back and take part with us again for other rides in the future. Keep us in mind for next spring's Blessing of the Bikes, which will be April 18th. An easy way to remember this event is that it will always be on the first Sunday AFTER tax deadline [April 15th]. I think tax deadline is pretty well etched into our minds. The Blessing of the Bikes is not where we come together to pray for the chrome and metal, but for the safety of you for that new riding season. Here's a challenge to each one of you. For next spring's Blessing of the Bikes, each one of you bring others with you.

Keep in mind, if there is ever anything that we at Brevard Wesleyan Church can do to help you along the way in your spiritual journey, feel free to contact me by either phone or email (or you're welcome to come by the church). We are here to serve you!
Thanks again to all of you and safe motoring until we meet again!
Sincerely, Hank Moffitt
(828) 883-8408

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