Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com
A 44-year-old California firefighter rode his Yamaha Super Tenere motorcycle 2,428 miles from San Diego to Jacksonville, FL in 45 hours this week to help the non-profit group Friends of NICU buy a motor home to enable parents of premature babies stay close to them as hospitals. Phil Challinor spent 119 days living in a motor home at a neonatal intensive care unit with his wife, Jaime, until their daughter Amelia could come home. Jacksonville.com has the story here.
A suggestive billboard along I-25 in New Mexico that features a half-naked motorcycle rider covering an exposed breast made the TV news this week. The purpose of the billboard is to promote motorcycle safety. KOAT-TV in Albuquerque has the story here.
It’s always good to see when justice triumphs in cases where a rider is killed by negligent driver. A 24-year-old Nebraska woman was sentenced to six to 10 years in prison Friday after being found guilty of manslaughter for a crash last September that killed a 54-year-old rider. The “Beatrice Daily Sun” has the details here.