A Chronicle of My Adventures on "The Patriot"

Fortitudine Vincimus -- "By Endurance We Conquer"
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

“The Patriot”

“The Patriot” is a 2008 Honda GL1800 Gold Wing with a Lehman Monarch II Trike Conversion (http://www.lehmantrikes.com/) purchased in August 2008 during the 68th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally (http://www.sturgismotorcyclerally.com/) at Outdoor Motor Sports (http://www.outdoor-motorsports.com/) in Spearfish, South Dakota and custom painted in April 2009 by Garwood Custom Cycles (http://garwoodcycles.com/) in Lexington, North Carolina. More pictures of “The Patriot” are available at Garwood's website (http://www.garwoodcustomcycles.com/index.cfm?&pageid=45). “The Patriot” has won “Baddest Bike in the Carolinas” at an April 2009 competition in Lexington, North Carolina; “People’s Choice” and “Second Place Custom” at a May 2009 competition in Richmond, Virginia; “First Place Metric Original” at the October 2009 Axis of Steel competition in Lancaster, Pennsylvania; “People’s Choice Honorable Mention” at the January 2010 International Motorcycle Show in Washington, DC; and “Best of Show People’s Choice” and “Second Place Trike Metric” at the February 2010 Timonium Motorcycle Show in Timonium, Maryland.


  1. Gary,
    Sheryl and I have you on or prayer list, and I have or CMA chapter here praying for you too.
    Your crazy but we love ya be careful

  2. Lt. Col.
    Glad to see you made it home in one piece despite that sneaky sub sandwich. Next time stay with Subway. I hope to see you again next year at the Super 8 in Elyria, Ohio.
    Barb K.
    Front Desk Receptionist