I first saw information about the Patriot Guard Riders in mid-2006. I was without a bike at the time, but I made a promise to myself that as soon as I got another I'd be riding with them. Had I realized no bike was needed, I probably would have joined immediately. The "new to me" 'Wing was purchased in January 2007, and I rode my first mission a week later. I remember riding to the mission on a frozen January morning thinking "this day will change my life". It has.