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GetYonder EDITOR IN CHIEF Stephanie Hampton CONTENT COORDINATOR Shareef AsSadiq SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER Yolanda Darnell CONTRIBUTORS Various Users of Get Yonder Forums

CONTACT INFO: Email: support@getyonder.com Phone: (770) 771-2553 Web: www.getyonder.com

MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR Don’t just ride for the miles, be sure to capture the memories! So, the first issue of Get Yonder has been released, and I’m totally in awe at the amount of love and support we’ve received. Whether it be through the use of our website, mobile app, or Facebook group.....you, sharing in your journeys and supporting this movement, is such an overwhelming feeling. It’s my intent to continue to work hard in bringing you amazing content and enjoyable stories. This issue is dear to my heart, as we celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month! I know, you’re probably saying......what does that have to do with getting yonder, and I would say to you-EVERYTHING! Life is about doing the very things you love, the things you enjoy, and most of all, it’s about living and enjoying the moments!

Stephanie Hampton Editor-In-Chief

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CONTENTS One Wheel Love.................................................. 06-07 Big Mannie The Wheelie King

81 Year Old Ground Pounder............................ 08-09

48 States In One Trip

Georgia Two Wheel Nation............................... 12-13 A Family That Rides Together

Mt Rushmore & The Grand Canyon................ 14-15 Historical Landmarks & Sights

48 States Hall of Fame......................................... 16-17 page 4

Each of Them Rode To The Lower 48 States


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81 YEAR OLD GROUND POUNDER

He Rode To 48 States In One Trip

ONE WHEEL LOVE

Bigg Mannie: Wheelie King

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All About Georgia 2 Wheel Nation

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Their Personal Battle With Cancer

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The Men Of Next Level MC

THE NATION

THE RIDE OF THEIR LIFE

Catching State Signs............................................ 18-19 See Who’s Crossing State Lines

Maine: The Northeastern State.......................... 20-21 Beautiful Sites To See In Maine

The Ride of Their Life.......................................... 22-23 Celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Taking It To The Next Level............................... 24-25 The Men of Next Level MC

Next Level MC Photos........................................ 26-27 Photos of the Men of Next Level

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Bigg Mannie: One Wheel Love By: Stephanie Hampton

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what about those that have a fascination

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also known as the “Wheelie King” is a

he would move to riding sport bikes,

hen you think of motorcycle

enthusiasts, you think of someone that enjoys the

facets of being on two wheels............but for riding on one wheel? Bigg Mannie, lover of both. His love for all things two

wheeled is evident, being the owner of a dirt bike, a Ninja ZX1200, and several

Harley Davidson motorcycles. He enjoys

riding across country, and has traveled from one coast to the other, on four

separate occasions. But.....when he’s not

getting yonder, he’s commonly known for his one wheel love!

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igg Mannie’s father, an avid rider,

doing a wheelie on his Harley Davidson,

early age of five. He started out

and eventually his first Harley Davidson.

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stated that he had no preference, and just

in along the way. The last stop, or ending

introduced him to riding at the

riding dirt bikes as a child, and eventually was able to pop the bike in the air, on one

wheel. As he got older, with experience,

When asked which did he preferred, he enjoyed riding. However, he did confirm

that it was much easier popping wheelies

on his dirt bike and sport bike versus his Harley Davidson. He shared that he could

ride both, the dirt bike and Kawasaki for several MILES on ONE wheel. When

he was able to ride to fourth gear.

ach year, Bigg Mannie hosts

the Bigg Mannie Run, an event

he created to get bikers to ride

and enjoy themselves together. The ride

is mapped out with different stops, and

as the ride progresses, more riders join location is set up with vendors, food and of course, bike stunts to include burn outs

and wheelies. The event attracts over 200

bikers each year, and the ride can range from 80 to 100 miles from start to finish.


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was fascinated by the fact that Bigg

Mannie expressed the importance of

wearing safety gear. It was something

he learned as a young rider, that has stuck

with him through the years. He stated that he never rides without his helmet, which

is a good thing, considering the dangers involved in his one wheel riding. He shared

that he’s fallen a few times, even injuring his wrist, which resulted in a broken bone

and damaged ligaments. He also fell in 2012, which caused him minor injuries and road rash.

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s an independent rider, Bigg Mannie expressed, that riding is

his blessing. He said, he’s never

been affiliated with a club, and yet the love that he receives is overwhelming. He simply enjoys being on his motorcycle, whether it be on two wheels or one. He hopes that

he’s able to continue to do what he loves and look forward to taking his next cross country trip, getting YONDER!

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81 Year Old Ground Pounder 48 States In Ten Days

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hey say, with age comes wisdom!

love of his life passed in March of 2014.

excited about taking the trip. She made a

life, are a direct reflection of

and hasn’t stopped riding since. In fact, he’s

if he agreed to allow her to tag along. Del

The memories we cherish in

the experiences we encounter. Some…..

more memorable than others, but each

day is a constant new battle, to live..... to remember.....and to cherish all things we love. We learn to live life to its’ fullest extents........by any means!

racked up over 50,000 miles in just that

short amount of time, and continues to add miles almost daily.

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fter seeing Ken Andrews, Shareef

same route used by Shareef and

Smiley (Hugh) on their 48 state

was inspired to ride to the lower 48 states....

sidecar connected for Linda, and a mini

losing his wife Lois, of 60

there was a big difference......Del is 81

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years to Alzheimer’s, Del could only think about riding. It was his comfort zone and something that he thoroughly enjoyed

doing. Though his wife was never really

fond of him riding, it was an outlet for

him, a form of therapy.....so to speak. The

Hugh

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he route they took would be the

el Lonnquist has been doing After

and

knew it was an offer he couldn’t refuse.

trip. They would take Del’s 2009 Honda

that......LIVING!

AsSadiq

deal with Del, offering to pay for the gas

Smith

just

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Shortly afterwards, Del left to go for a ride,

complete their 48 state trips, Del

but wanted to do it in one trip. However, years old. He was motivated by the fact that completing the 48 states in 10 days would qualify him as the oldest rider on the Iron

Butt Association Finisher’s List. Previously, Del had mentioned it a few times to his

daughter Linda Darelius, who was also

VTX 1300 with his blue and white Velorex

mate trailer attached, which included his pop up tent. He had an extra fuel tank

installed, as the side car caused low gas mileage. He also carried a water cooler

filled with water and Ensures to be sure he

was getting enough nutrients and water. With Linda being a registered nurse, Del knew he was in good hands.


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heir trip would start from Helena,

Arizona, and Utah. They made their way

the northern and midwest states until he

start his 48x10, he and Linda

Oklahoma. They went through most of the

his 48x10 would be complete!

Montana, but before he would

would do a Saddlesore 1000 (SS1K), which is an Iron Butt Association Challenge

to ride 1000 miles in less than 24 hours. Needless to say, they were successful as they pulled up in Needles, CA roughly 21

hours later, where they would officially start their 48x10 IBA Challenge. Within the

first 24 hours, the duo had ridden through Montana, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Nevada

and California. The dry heat was exhausting. Instead of him resting and avoiding the

through Colorado, New Mexico, Texas and

lower southern states pretty fast. As they approached Louisiana, they encountered heavy rainfalls. It was a blessing that they

had packed their rain gear and was prepared

memories he encountered over the course of

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throughout the night. He would continue

the cake. Del has humbly acknowledged

he next few states would be Alabama, a quick turn to Florida

and then Georgia. In Alabama,

They would hit the next few states for

he took a wrong turn, which resulted in

were forced to stop, allowing Del time to rehydrate and rest. This would set them

back just a bit, but they kept on pushing. the second time on their trip.......Nevada,

though he was a little disappointed, the

his 8,500 miles supersedes any IBA title he

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heat stroke. As a result, they

while at a nearby restaurant. He

about 3:30am.

Inn in Slidell, LA and took a short nap until

day to rest, as he would ride, most times

toll on Del, as he suffered from

had his end-of-ride form signed

had missed the mark by only 16 hours, and

Del pulled out his tent and took a mid day

he extreme temperatures took a

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en days and 16 hours later, Del

for the pouring rain. They found a Comfort

115 degree temperatures in Needles, Del decided to keep going.

made his way to Umatilla, Oregon where

nap at a truck stop. He did this often each

up the east coast, catching I-95 in Maryland and continuing straight to Maine. He then

starting making his way back south, and

treading west to cover the north western and

northern states. While riding near Chicago, additional hours lost. Del continued across

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could ever receive. It was a trip that would be one for the books, as Del will celebrate

his 82nd birthday in November. To live a life of doing what you love is priceless and

to share such a monumental experience with his very own daughter was just the icing on

the greatness of what he’s done, but in his competitive spirit and love for riding, can

you believe......he said he’s planning to do it again, but next time........he’s bringing home the title.

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HAVE YOU CHECKED OUT THE GET YONDER WEBSITE & MOBILE APP? A full site dedicated to those that enjoy riding! STATE SIGNS

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t ate signs are a favorite

on the Get Yonder site. Post a photo of you or a group in front of a state sign that you captured while on your journey!

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LADY RIDERS

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a dy riders are taking

over the highways. This category is for the women that ride and hold their own. Hats off to you ladies for hitting the highways!

LANDMARKS

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andmarks are essential to the enjoyment of any trip. This category was created to share in those beautiful or historical landmarks along your


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as & Go was created to share photos of you or a group gasing up during a trip. It is dedicated to those that enjoy the moments between the

COUPLE RIDES

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couple that rides together, stays together! This category was created for the lovers that enjoy getting miles together!

GROUP RIDES

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hether it be a group of club members or friends, this category was created to share photos of large group rides!

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Georgia Two Wheel Nation A Family That Rides Together!

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ounded in 2015, Georgia Two Wheel Nation or G2WN, as it is known by most, was founded by Dante Yamaha Travis. His vision was a simple one, to bring the bikers of the state of Georgia together. The movement started as a means of connecting riders, both independents and club affiliates, together through the use of his Facebook group. His slogan would be, “Let’s Ride!” As Dante’s vision for the group continued to grow, so did the number of members. Currently with over 3,800 members in G2WN, he thought it was necessary to carefully select a team of administrators that would assist in facilitating. Each team member was carefully selected due to their understanding of what the group was created for.

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he Facebook group was a place for bikers to post meet up spots, plan trips, biker related events, safety tips, weather updates and so much more. As the group began to grow, so did the potential to make a true difference in the surrounding communities, while at

the same time, showing that bikers of all backgrounds can come together in times of need, while helping and supporting each other. Because of this, many relationships were formed. G2WN or the “Nation”, as it is presently referred to, is now more of a family. Different group members plan to meet each week, at designated locations, and ride together to various places. Their rides often vary, whether it be local riding from city to city, or a weekend trip crossing state lines. The group is known for their turn-n-burns, as they’ll ride a few hundred miles, have lunch and head back home.

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n 2016, G2WN was incorporated, legally establishing the name, Georgia 2 Wheel Nation, LLC. Within a year’s time, the “Nation” has grown from 300 members, to well over 3,000 active riders. The members all share in a few common interests, which is riding, fellowshipping and community service. G2WN is a proud supporter for the Fight Against Breast Cancer, and proactively participates in other charitable causes. page 13


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GERALD BAILEY

MATTHEW OKONKWO

ADAM GARCIA

REGINALD HAMPTON

SHAREEF ASSADIQ

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48 STA HA OF FA

SUNSHINE ROGERS

REGGIE RUBEN

JULIUS SMITH

RANDY HOGAN

LANCE HILL

DIJON VANCE

KENNETH ANDREWS

JT HALL

KATHY DEMERLE

DAN LARSON


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STACEY AUGMON

HUGH SMITH

CONRAD VASSELL

CURTIS HOUSTON

ADAM CAVITT

STEPH TANNER

RODNEY NEELY

MAURICE FLORENCE

ROLAND HODGE

PAUL JACKSON

DEL LONNQUIST

MARCELL TILLMAN

SCHUYLER PORTER

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The Ride Of Their Life Celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month An Inspirational Story of Two Women Riders Written by: Stephanie Hampton

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ometimes life can take you for a spin! One day you

see a surgeon for a biopsy, which later confirmed that the mass

same again. Something you love and enjoy doing,

on January 28th, 2015, which was a little more than one month

wake up, and realize that nothing will ever be the

is suddenly threatened by this......force......and you

feel as if you’re losing control. BUT.....you eventually realize, that the one thing you feared losing, is the very same thing that gave you the strength to move on.

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wo women, both members of Women of Klutch & Khrome MC, shared their personal stories of their ride with breast cancer and how it has

changed their life, and yet inspired so many

others. Latoya Broadus, “Pink”, president of WKNK MC in Detroit, and Orlantha Bennett, “PKruzz”, National President of WKNK MC out of Chicago, had more in common than

they could ever imagine. Both women diagnosed before the early age of 40, found out through different means, of

their breast cancer, however early detection was key in both situations.

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ne day Pink decided that she would visit a spiritual advisor, just to ask a few questions

that was on her mind. Upon her leaving, he stopped her and told her that “there was heat

coming from her breast” and that she should go see a doctor to have it checked. During her annual check-up, two weeks

later, she asked her ObGyn about doing self-breast exams. Her doctor administered an exam and felt a knot in one of her

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pea, which appeared to resemble a cyst. She was scheduled to

was malignant. She was scheduled to have a double mastectomy from her date of diagnosis. Upon awakening from surgery, she

was told by her surgeon that the aggressive cancer had spread to her lymph nodes. She would have to undergo chemotherapy and

radiation treatments. She completed a total of 16 chemotherapy

treatments and 23 cancer targeting radiation treatments. Though the treatments had taken a toll on her, it was her physical

appearance that bothered her the most. Her loss of hair and loss of both breast contributed to her physical sensitivity.


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hile doing a self-breast

Pink contacted PKruzz, who wasn’t feeling

knot in her breast.

praying for her, to stay encouraged, and

exam, PKruzz felt a She was scheduled for

an ultrasound, which resulted in finding 3 masses, one as large as 2 centimeters. She

was scheduled for a biopsy the same day, which confirmed the mass was malignant. Instead of having surgery, as suggested by

her doctor, she went to a different hospital for a second opinion. She elected to do

“J-Boogie held me down. She was there for me every step of the way. She took me to every appointment, even in the snow! ”

chemotherapy, which was completed in 4

months, after having 12 treatments. Though the tumors had shrunk, she was scheduled

for a double mastectomy on September 30, 2014. She would stay in the hospital for the

course of three days, however, she would

have to take infusions for the next year,

well at the time. She told her that she was

that they both would get through their situations. PKruzz, maintained such a

positive outlook on her situation. She was always encouraging Pink to stay optimistic knowing better days were ahead. The ladies attributed their love of motorcycles as being

their strength, as PKruzz said, she continued

to ride as often as she could. Pink stated that the motorcycle community was the reason

she was able to survive her ordeal. She stated that she received an overwhelming amount of love and support. She also shared, that

Jerbina Sturdy, also known as J-Boogie, was right by her side during the course of each treatment.

oth women, in two different

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would eventually meet with

often refer to themselves as “Twins”. They

every 3 weeks. She was later diagonosed a second time with breast cancer, and emergency

surgery

was

immediately

done, once the mass was confirmed to be

malignant. She currently takes Tomaxin as a preventive measure.

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cities, with similar situations, the help of Scorpio, president

of Klutch N Khrome MC in Wisconsin. He knew what Pink was going through

and suggested she reach out to PKruzz, while she experienced the same things.

Kruzz acknowlegded how much the ladies of WKNK MC has stood by her, which was one of the reasons that Pink decided

the join the organization. Pink saw the dedication the women showed for their president and admired their sisterly love. She and Pkruzz are now closer than before, and have developed such a remarkable bond and continue to encourage and motivate each other. Experiencing the ride of their life, is

what brought them together, but their love of riding, is what keeps them!

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hile everyone else is going LEFT, we want to continue to go RIGHT! That’s what Julius Smith, AKA Juice, said about his club, Next Level MC, when asked what made them different! The long term member, and founder of the club stated that he wanted Next Level MC to be different from what was already the norm. He stated that there is always going to be someone that’s going to do more than the next person. “Someone will always be richer, someone will always be smarter, so you always strive to be better and to do better.....you strive to be on another level.....and with us, we’re always striving for the NEXT level.” page 24


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ext Level MC, founded some 12 years ago, is led by National President “Juice” and National Vice President, Jason Gibson, AKA “Champ”. Both men have served as president in their respective chapters, prior to being appointed to their national positions. With six current chapters, and a few more in the immediate future, I asked the men what it meant to be a member of this elite male motorcycle club. I quickly learned that they shared common sentiments of what was important to them..........BROTHERHOOD and RIDING! Both men acknowledged that these two things were essential to being a member of Next Level MC. Juice noted that it was bigger than just riding to anniversary parties, stating that the real bonds are formed on the highway. Riding your motorcycle is a must in his organization and as their National President, he is out to set the bar high.

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ith his father as his inspiration, Juice stated that he fell in love with motorcycles at the early age of seven. His father was what he considered a real “ground pounder”, as he traveled across the country frequently, even riding internationally in other countries. His love for riding would continue to evolve, and so would his vision for Next Level MC, which rightfully so, has become one of the founding aspects of the organization. In fact, Champ expressed that being a part of Next Level MC means doing everything on another level, to include riding!

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he camaraderie amongst the men is a given, and at the end of the day, talking miles would be what keeps them motivated. Juice and Champ both expressed the importance of leading by example. Champ stated that he would never expect anything more from his brothers, than what he’s willing to give. Both men compare the relationships between each of their brothers as “sibling rivalry” due to their competitive nature in getting miles, yet the love for each other, still holds true. Juice noted that the men enjoy cross country riding, and stated that a few of the men had recently rode to each of the lower 48 states. He expressed the amount of respect he has for each of his brothers, however, at the end of the day, when it comes to riding, either they keep up, or get left behind. Though the competition among the men is quite evident, when it comes to their club, it’s pretty simple..........it’s NEXT LEVEL -VS- EVERYBODY!

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