The last few years I've tried to participate in the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride in Geneva, but I've always been unable to make it work because I'm either traveling or I can't fit the ride into my schedule.
This year was different.
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I had already blocked off Sunday to ride my bike. So, on my way to Quai-Gustave-Ador, (panerai luminor submersible replica), I took in the atmosphere and picked up my bicycle.
The atmosphere was great - a group of men and women who were all there for the same reason - to raise money and have fun. Most people were dressed in a bit of glam, with some wearing vintage clothes. I wore a shirt with a tie under my riding coat.
We took the streets with a police guard at 12:15pm on a beautiful, early autumn Sunday.
Police and safety riders ensured that we never had to stop at a stoplight, stop sign or corner or roundabout. The motorcycles were amazing and it was an incredible feeling to ride. Even people were out on the street to cheer and wave at this motorcycle cavalcade as it passed by.
This year, DGR participants from 581 cities in 95 countries raised $4.4 million. I was proud to have been a part of this.
The Triumph Thruxton was a great motorcycle. It was comfortable,breitling replica watches powerful and reliable, unlike vintage motorcycles which were belching out smoke and breaking down by the side of road. I didn't have much time to let the Thruxton romp during the 45-minute trip, but the bike was begging me to let it loose. Alexandre, it's time for another ride.
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DGR, you did a great job. Join me next year, and anyone who is reading this can join me. For those who don't ride bikes, you can get your licenses and donate to DGR.