Ever since I go my bike it has been my main form of transportation. I commuted to work, got grocery's, went to appointments and just went for rides when I wanted. Since I retired I found that, being in Florida during the winters, I'm not riding as much as I though I would down here because the riding is kind of boring. A month ago I joined a group called the Patriot Guard Riders. It is a group of mostly Veteran's and our primary goal is to honor our servicemen, servicewomen and veterans. We get e-mail notices of missions and we go to the ones that we can make it to. We escort returning and deploying servicemen, we go to funeral services and we attend ceremony's honoring veterans and servicemen. At all these functions we form a silent flag line. There is no membership dues, no meetings to attend and no muster taken at functions. We arrive separately is we want, we attend the function and then we ride home. If you ride with a group that's good, if not that is good also. They not only don't care what you ride, you don't even have to ride, all you have to do is want to honor our serviceman and women and veterans. Here in Florida I get notices of at least a half dozen missions a week that are within 75 miles of my home and dozens more from up to 250 miles away. More that enough to ride just about every day of the week. Just a though for those looking for one more reason to go for a ride.