It was a pleasure to meet Bryan Lape at the recent Chapter E Fundraiser.
What a dynamic (and charming) gentlemen. Bryan Lape is the Gold Wing Road Riders Association Region F Individual of the Year and was honored at an event in St George, Utah earlier this year.
At that event he coined the phrase “Pins, Patches and Little Dangly Things” as documented by this YouTube video:
What did this speech mean? A visual representation for those of you not acquainted with the Gold Wing riders’ love for sparkly bling:
I believe the goal is to fill your vest up with sparkle and patches until no leather can be seen.
Some of the dangly stuff are pins for yearly completed different events, some are for classes, ralleys in the different States, national events, well you get the picture (a ton of like really exciting I can’t explain until I learn more events). These riders are out for community and a fun time with their fellow Gold Wing enthusiasts. They focus on conducting all events in a safe and in a supportive environment. Education is also an a prime focus.
The GWRRA Mission: “Dedicated to our Motto; Friends for Fun, Safety and Knowledge, GWRRA Members enjoy the freedom of belonging to a not-for-profit, non-religious and non-political organization.”
Congratulations Bryan Lape, 2014 – 2015 Region Individual of the Year!! May your days be ever filled with the knowledge that your wonderful self reaches beyond the Gold Wing community.