Randy has made quite a bit of progress since we last checked in, making it all the way to Ohio last night! He's been riding everyday, keeping a steady pace, with stops at Orange County Choppers in Newburgh, NY and the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, OH among the highlights of the early stages of the journey. [...]
By JASON SCHREIBER
Union Leader Correspondent
PORTSMOUTH — Randy Tefft's 3,500-mile journey from Portsmouth to Malibu, Calif., got off to a sopping wet start Wednesday morning.
The Keene man was pelted with raindrops as he rode away from Peirce Island to begin his quest to become the first person to cross the United States on a New Hampshire-made Rokon motorcycle. [...]
Rokon Across America, the first-ever cross country trip on a Rokon by Randy Tefft, departed today. Randy began his journey with one wheel in the Atlantic Ocean in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Over the coming weeks, Randy will make his way across the country and arrive in Malibu, California where a wheel in the Pacific Ocean will complete his true "coast to coast" journey. [...]
"Chip's Winter Ride", a documentary about Rokon enthusiasts gathering at host Chip Austin's farm in Sanford, Maine, will premiere as part of MotorWeek later this month. Riders came from across the country for the camaraderie, friendships, and the fun of thrashing their Rokons in the snow, rocks, and water. [...]
Randy in Reno sent us this shot from a recent hunt. Here's a bit of what Randy had to say about the trip...
"I recently was on an elk hunting trip an these pictures were taken at the end of a one way 23.5 mile trip. The country quickly became greater than 60% grade. 11 days, 57 hours of runtime (approximately 342-456 miles) and I was finally successful." [...]