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Colors for a Cause – One for the History Books

Colors for a Cause – One for the History Books

by November 9, 2014

Colors for a Cause – One for the History Books

Story & photos by: Robert “TuTu” Foreman Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Several rides where called off that day due to weather, but one group of “bikers” where on a mission. Starting in Baton Rouge they set out on their journey to Lake Charles. Out of 30 only 12 showed up and two had gone up Friday. The reason behind this ride was more important to them than the chance of running into a little rain. We had a quick meeting, said a prayer, and then rolled out; stopping only once to take on fuel. We met up with some other riders just outside of town and they escorted us to the event. This ride was for cancer awareness, not just one type of cancer, but ALL types of cancer. The organization, “Colors for a Cause” was holding a Gumbo cook off in conjunction with the ride. We met some wonderful people who were proud to meet us. We signed a Pink, a PINK Fire Truck already signed by many others. Those who went to this event wouldn’t have changed it for the world.

We left out on the ride and made it to the first stop at a beautiful park. We took a group picture on a bridge over the water. If you look at the picture, it alone tells a story. The bridge over troubled water with all the Colors of cancer reflected from our shirts. We did not plan our rainbow of shirts but the significance remains.

At the second stop, the Road Captain made the call to end the ride due to weather and return to the cook off. The group from Baton Rouge, now 14 riders, decided to head back home. With a well diverse riding experience we hit a little rain as expected but all was good. That was until Rayne Louisiana where we hit a wall of rain cells. It only lasted for 2 miles but boy did we get wet. That’s the kind of rides I LOVE, rides that can never be experienced in a cage. It meant a lot to the kids suffering through cancer to see the support they saw that day.

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