Saturday, October 23, 2010

We've Moved to Wordpress!

We've recently moved Tour de USA 2010 and all of our other blogs to the Wordpress platform.

To follow the Tour de USA posts, please take a minute and visit us at

Warm regards, Robert

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Tour de USA has a Facebook Page

How Best to Use Social Media for Prostate Cancer Awareness
I’ve been struggling with the best way to publicize this year’s Tour de USA for prostate cancer awareness. I migrated our blog from Blogger to Wordpress for ease of management. We also created Twitter accounts for 29000 Men and for Tour de USA.

Facebook / Tour de USA 2010
We’ve decided to focus on our Facebook page and see how much functionality we can master. I’ll be posting photos and videos of the ride preparation over the next month. Once the ride begins, I’ll be making daily updates with photos, interview videos, and the route for the following day.

Route Map
You can download a map of the route at the Tour de USA website. I hope to see some of you along the way.

How to Track Our Daily Progress
I’m using a Spot Satellite Messenger GPS tracker Spot to provide real time updates on my progress. You can see my progress in near real time at my Spot Internet page - Tour de USA tracking page. [This is a great device and it’s too bad that I wasn’t convincing enough to get them to be a sponsor!)

Next Report Topic
The installation of a Garmin system on my Dyna Low Rider.

Keep the rubber side down and check and track your PSA!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Cancer That Companies Fear?

Hi All:

Well, it’s been over a month since I’ve posted to the blog and I have nothing to report, expect nothing to report!

One Lone Sponsor
We’ve been working on the sponsorship program for the past four months and I can honestly say that I am terrible at this. Even Harley-Davidson turned me down, as well as my own insurance company where I’ve been a client for 42 years. Ouch!

Blood Tests at Home
We’re working out the sponsorship arrangements with this great little company and I should have some to report in the near future that will be of major benefit to prostate cancer awareness.

The Cause Brands are Afraid to Touch!
I’m not really certain yet, but I’m beginning to develop an intuition that prostate cancer is simply too sensitive an issue for companies outside of the medical industry to deal with. Most men avoid the subject like the plague unless they have been personally touched by the disease - a father, for example. But even that close a relationship often isn’t enough.

So, stay in touch and follow my saga.

By the way, I just found a great website for motorcyclists - Check it out.

Keep the rubber side down and check your PSA!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Launch Party at Bartels' Harley-Davidson In Marina del Rey, California

It’s official. Bill and Ron Bartels at Bartels Harley-Davidson in Marina del Rey will host the official launch party for inaugural Tour de USA®. Check the event website for details.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Patriot Harley Davidson, Fairfax, Virginia

Just met Keith Brooks, the Sales Manager at Patriot Harley-Davidson in Fairfax, Virginia. A great guy and a huge store. He tells me that their HOG club is over 800 strong. Now that’s big! I stopped by to drop off some Tour de USA cards for this summer’s run through Virginia. I would love to hook up with this group. Northern Virginia has about 2 + feet of snow, so I’m really going forward to returning to sunny Los Angeles this weekend. If you live in Northern Virginia, this dealership is worth a visit.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

My Name is Fred!

Hey all you fellow male motorcyclists, read on for a laugh. . .

A cop stops a Harley for traveling faster than the posted speed limit, so he asks the biker his name.'Fred,' he replies.
'Fred what?' the officer asks.' Just Fred,' the man responds.

The officer is in a good mood and thinks he might just give the biker a break and write him out a warning instead of a ticket. The officer then presses him for the last name. The man tells him that he used to have a last name but lost it.

The officer thinks that he has a nut case on his hands but plays along with it. 'Tell me, Fred, how did you lose your last name?' The biker replies, 'It's a long story, so stay with me.'

I was born Fred Johnson. I studied hard and got good grades. When I got older, I realized that I wanted to be a doctor. I went through college, medical school, internship, residency, and finally got my degree, so I was Fred Johnson, MD.

After a while I got bored being a doctor, so I decided to go back to school. Dentistry was my dream! Got all the way through School, got my degree, so then I was Fred Johnson, MD, DDS. Got bored doing dentistry, so I started fooling around with my assistant and she gave me VD, so now I was Fred Johnson, MD, DDS, with VD.

Well, the ADA found out about the VD, so they took away my DDS. Then I was Fred Johnson, MD, with VD. Then the AMA found out about the ADA taking away my DDS because of the VD, so they took away my MD leaving me as Fred Johnson with VD. Then the VD took away my Johnson, so now I am Just Fred.'

The officer walked away in tears, laughing.

29000 Men Comment
If there’s a moral to this story, it’s to make certain to check your equipment, and that includes checking your PSA annually to make sure you don’t lose the powder for your Johnson.

Joke compliments of the da. . .King!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Prostate Cancer Survivor Documentary

I’m going to be making a documentary about prostate cancer survivors and their families during this summer’s Tour de USA. The city schedule (46 cities) is posted on the event site. If you would like to be interviewed and tell your story, just visit the website, join the mailing list and send us email. This is a story that really needs to be told.