I can vouch for the Rally Master and Hoagy as both being good guys.
Michael drove from his truck from Oklahoma to just outside of Chicago to deliver his perfectly prepared Ninja 250 to a rider in the 2009 Iron Butt Rally, whose Rotary powered Suzuki RE -5 had failed. Michael dropped off the bike , turned around and drove back home. Yes, the rider finished the Iron Butt Rally on the Ninja 250.
Hoagy Carmichael last year organized a SaddleSore 1000 (1000 miles/24 hours) in
Death Valley in July. Yes he and his friends completed the ride, mostly on air cooled Harleys. I am particularly amused by the "Glazed Knights" prize.
From Rallymaster Michael Hickman
2012 began with the Waffle House Grand Tour. For those in Canada and
Northern states, I introduce to you The Tim Hortons Grand Tour:
Registration is open through the end of the event (Autumnal Equinox):
The 'Glazed Knights' have stepped forward and offered the following contest
during the Tim Hortons Grand Tour: The Glazed Knights will donate a $50.00
Tim's card to the rider who has the highest number of police
cars photographed in Tim Horton's parking lots. There will also be gift
cards for 2nd and 3rd place. Normal rules apply, flag & bike in the
picture, and each Tim can only count once for the police shot. This
photograph must be done at the same time as the rally shot. For interior
locations, a uniformed officer holding your rally flag will also count for
There will also be IBA sanctioned Timmy's rides, including the Great Lakes
and Trans-Canada, for registered participants!
Once again , The Rally has teamed up with 'Hoagy' Carmichael to support Hoagy's
Heroes <http://www.hoagysheroes.org/index.htm> and his long distance
charity rides philanthropy <http://www.hoagysheroes.org/History/history.htm>.
All net proceeds will go to support Hoagy's Heroes philanthropy.