John, you are more then a friend or cousin, you are one of those true hero's! Not only giving Mark the chance to experience 'The Ride' but allowing ALLLLLLL those other biker boys & girls a fuller heart & soul just by having the experience. Either by reading this link or actually being able to partcipate.
While I'm a little to far to make this years 2011 event, I assure you, when I travel across Canada the following year, I will try and line up my travels to hook up with Mark's & your ride.
Not many wish to consider themselves higher than another human being, but you truly are a blessed man.
Happy New Year and may the spirit of John's passions & desires leak into everyone's lives this coming year.