Clark Hogan, LA
In 1985 when I was 10 years old, my dad bought a 1974 Norton 850 Commando from a classified ad. We rode it all over. I vividly remember the smells and the sensations of temperature change as we travelled down long empty roads.
My dad was diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer 2 months after my mom had passed away from a 7-year battle with ovarian cancer. This time was fleeting and every day he got worse. I felt so many emotions, rage, fear, joy, depression, helplessness, sadness. And then finally acceptance.
He passed away some 5 years ago and I decided to make it a goal for last year’s DGR to rebuild the bike and do a fundraiser corresponding to the build. It was a 15-month process and I rebuilt the whole thing with my own two hands except the valve heads.
I support the Movember foundation and the DGR because I have lived the story of the long slow goodbye to both parents from cancer.
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