Ray Weser is 101-year-old veteran who loves motorcycles. Having had to give up his Harley as he grew older, Ray always missed the feel of flying down the road on his bike.
Falling in love with Harley Davidson motorcycles since he was a teen, Ray longed to be back on a bike, but was unable to ride one himself in his old age.
In fact, Ray loved Harley Davidson so much, he worked for them for a whopping 24 years!
“Harley dripping oil, smoke coming out of everywhere and I fell in love with motorcycles right there,” Ray told reporters.
Residing in Prescott Valley, Arizona, Ray wanted “One Last Ride” on a Harley so he could reminisce. Lucky for Ray, members of the VFW worked side by side with Grand Canyon Harley Davidson to deliver on Rays wish.
“It was just a natural for us to come out and put him on a back of a new Tri Glide and take him for a ride,” said Logan Roberts, the manager of the Grand Canyon Harley Davidson motorcycle dealership.
Awaiting his 102 birthday in December, Ray could not think of a better way to wind down his 101 years and move on to the next year.
Accompanies by 50 other motorcycle riders, Ray hopped on the back of one members bike and went for the ride of a lifetime.
“He’s a life-long Harley person that really just lives in that moment and so this is an amazing thing. This is an amazing thing. I’m pretty sure he thinks he’s died and gone to heaven already,” Jennifer Miller, Ray’s granddaughter, told reporters.
For such a die hard Harley-Davidson fan, there is probably no better way for a guy like Ray to spend his Sunday.
Surrounded by the bikes he loved all of his life, Ray was able to enjoy the freedom of the open road once again, and we hope he gets another chance as he turns 102 in December!