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Hi everyone,

As a very late afterthought I thought I'd better put my album details here for world 'Wingers to see..

For those who don't know we attended the 2008 Snowy Ride at Thredbo for the Steven Walter Foundation for Kids with Cancer. Every year the Foundation takes around 20 kids and their families to Thredbo in the NSW Snowy Mountainsand gives them a well needed break from their Oncology ward at the Children's Hospital.

The Australian Goldwing Association has the privilege and pleasure of escorting the kids and their families around to the various resorts in the Snowy Mountains where activities are organised for them. On Friday morningI escorted my youngcharge Luke to Charlottes Pass Resort where we took the specially opened chair lift to the last remaining snow on the mountain top where many a snowball fight ensued. Then it was back down the mountain for a special lunch at the Kosciuszko Rangers Station. Lucky for the Goldwings leg heaters and heated seat as it was VERY cold coming back down. Joanne rode in a Goldwing and sidecar with young Thomas who promptly fell asleep cuddled up with her 3 minutes into the 45 minute return trip down the mountain!

I must say, and I don't want to harp on about how unlucky their short lives have been so far, butthese kids and their families are the most inspiring individuals I have ever met. Just spending time with them and their families makes yourealise that it's not wealth, popularity orwho has the most chrome on their 'Wing that's important, it's the love, devotion andeach families unique way of pulling together and supporting each other during the tough times that's important in life.

Saturday we escorted some of the kids around, as well as several VIP's from the Children's Cancer Council on the beautiful Snowy Mountain roads. Then Saturday afternoon the Goldwings led the Mass Ride into Thredbo with our precious Snowy Kids on each bike.

In all, there were over 3000 official bikes in attendance, and many more along for the day. Then it was on to the official presentation where a cheque for over $250,000.00 was presented to the Steven Walter Foundation with over 5000 bikers crammed into the Thredbo Village Square as snow cloudsloomed readyto open up at any minute.

If any of you ride a motorcycle or know someone who does, we encourage you to come along next year to support this wonderful event and join in the wonderful celebration of Stevens Legacy, and share your love of motorcycles with the Snowy Kids.

Here is a link to nearly 400 photo's I took so you can see some aussie 'Wings, trikes and beautiful Snowy Mountains scenery and the precious kids:

http://picasaweb.google.com/CreativeShotsPhotography/SnowyRide2008?authkey=MVOASssJpU8#

Here is a link to the website:

http://www.snowyride.com.au

In all, we covered just short of 2000 kilometres on the 'Wing, and can't wait until next year!
 

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Awesome thanks for sharing the pictures
 

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That's a great use of time. Looks like all who were there had a great time right along with the kids. thanks for sharing the pictures
 

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Great pictures,loved em...Saw a fellow with a Forth Reich MC jacket on>>>Is this an Outlaw Club? Just wondering..Thanks
 

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Yeah, they are a White Supremist group.



Google search and they come up.



I'd never seen/heard of them before. There was only one and that's why I took the photo.
 
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