February 12, 2011

What can I say about Saturday other than thank you to all who were able to participate, and to all who though absent in person were present in spirit.

I did not get an exact count, but I would estimate that HOG members accounted for at least 50 of the more than 200 bikes that showed up at Valley Plaza for the short ride to the American Legion to remember and honor Budd Ray.  Everyone who attended was able to reconnect with old friends, and listen to and share stories which reminded us what a great individual we have lost.

The outpouring of sympathy, support and friendship was a fitting tribute to the larger than life journey of a larger than life individual.

He will be missed – but he will never be forgotten.