Motorcyclist with MS to Set World Record by Riding 28 hrs in One Day!
Longhaulpaul, the rider on a mission to ride one million miles for Multiple Sclerosis, will attempt to be the first motorcyclist to document riding 28 hours in one single day! (Not a misprint!)
BIG TIME fundraiser
On November 6th, 2016, Paul Pelland, an inspirational speaker from NH who travels exclusively by motorcycle, will attempt his second world record. Longhaulpaul is documenting a million mile journey while fighting the progression of Multiple Sclerosis. In 2012 he set his first record, riding 1000 miles in 24 hours on 100 different motorcycles!
That's right, 28 hours in one calendar day.
How is this possible without Marty McFly and his Delorean?
Starting at 12:01 am, Paul will ride his trusty Yamaha Super Tenere across four time zones, Eastern, Central, Mountain and Pacific, gaining three hours and an additional hour from the end of Daylight Saving Time. If his ride is successful, before the clock strikes midnight, He will cover 1700 miles in 28 hours, all on the same calendar day. His adventure will be followed by his supporters in real time on his website, thanks to his SPOT satellite tracking device.
Paul was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2005 after experiencing muscle weakness and memory issues. MS is a progressive autoimmune disease which affects the brain and spinal cord.
"Having a progressive disease with no cure means every minute is precious. Some of us have been lucky and are beating the clock with disease modifying treatments that slow down the progression, but many people living with MS struggle every single day with disabling symptoms, losing hope and running out of time."
"This ride is a reminder to hang in there; with a little more time, we will find the cure," adds Paul.
In four years, Paul has ridden 200,000 miles across the United States sharing his inspirational story to over 200 audiences while raising over $90,000 for the National MS Society. He writes for ABILITY Magazine and shares his road tales at dozens of motorsport events each year.
This adventure in time travel, pounding minutes and miles, is an extreme challenge with a goal to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis.
Fuel has been donated by Wheels Through Time Motorcycle Museum.
To support Paul's BIG TIME RIDE, please visit his website:
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