Let's do this,
I am reaching out to you as against all odds I am once again participating this year to the distinguished Gentleman’s Ride.
Although I am still recovering from my garage fire/explosion which happened 6 months ago by going to physical therapy twice a week for my arm and hand, I feel it wouldn’t be fair not to participate to this charity so dear to me and give back some of the amazing support I receive after my accident for those in need of help now and in the future.
My skin grafts will accompany me for the rest of my life but I am healing and my scars are a visible reminder of how lucky I have been. The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride purpose is to fight two hidden killers that unfortunately are often not visible until it is too late: Prostate Cancer (affecting 1 in 9 men) and men’s mental health (suicide prevention).
The donations on my account will help the Movember Foundation with funding research and new early screening methods as well as suicide prevention programs. For the past 5 years, the generosity of my co-workers, friends, family and strangers allowed me to be the 5th, 4th, 4th and 2nd highest fundraiser worldwide out of the 300 000 riders participating and fundraising each year. It would mean the world to me, with your help; to try to support this charity as well as we managed to do the previous years.
Another thing to look forward to is the documentary made on my accident, recovery and the unbelievable support of the New York motorcycle community. The short documentary will be featured and in competition at the Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival, the first week of October but you can already watch the official trailer here: https://www.thedistinguishedgentlemanfilm.com
If you did not get a chance to see it last year, here is a link to the short video Triumph Motorcycle (the charity main corporate sponsor) made last year about what the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is about and my relentless passion to support it. Part of the video takes place in my old garage and on my motorcycle, both lost in the fire: https://youtu.be/YBCdHh3u5KU
Finally yet importantly, a gigantic and sincere thank you for your support during my recovery and every year with this charity I champion, you are making all this possible.
Thank you for your incredible and inspiring dedication to these causes.
Vincent-- You are truly an inspiration. Amazing that you are back on the bike and doing this for others.
tremendous work, tremendous effort! thank you!
Thank you for making a difference....
So happy to sponsor your comeback ride -- go Vincent!
Have a great ride, Vincent!
I haven't met you yet, but I hear you do alot of great things for the community. Ride on.
Vincent. You are an inspiration to all who know you. Have a great ride.
Great cause, inspiring rider!
Keep up the amazing work!
Vincent, we are so proud of you!
Ride safe my friend Cheers Ed
You really don't give up!
Keep it up!!
Vincent. - keep up the great work!
It's a beautiful day for a ride - I am proud of you Frenchie 👍
So happy to see that you are back in the saddle and on the road again this year!!
You are a great role model Vincent! Strength and courage! Bonne chance!! -Love the Interian Family
Ride free and safe
I am in awe of your tenacity and dedication.
So glad you are riding again.
Vincent - the world is very lucky that you are in it!
Well done Sir! Enjoy the ride.
Have a great ride!
Good Luck, Vincent!
Go Vincent! You are an inspiration!
Thanks for everything you do Vincent !
Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to meet you yet but I very moved by you, everyone and the event tonight. Thank you! I’ll see you on a road, brother!
Good luck, Vincent. I admire your grit, and I hope the ride is a big success.
Keep up the great work!!
Garder la foi!
Hi Vincent - very happy to donate as my husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer and is doing well. Thank you for the opportunity to help.
Thanks for the stepping up and taking the lead.
Very proud of you Vincent. Keep up the good work mom Ami. You are definitely an inspiration to us all
Dear Vincent love your energy and enthusiasm in raising awareness for this cause, wish you the best as always.
So glad to see you riding again!
So excited for you! Congratulations!
Hope I’ll have the privilege to ride with - if you don’t mind a KTM guy :)
Thank you for what you do Vincent! Congrats on your achievements!
Best of luck!!! Kisses from us.
Goooooo, Vincent! Love you guys!!! Xoxo
For more journeys Trim, Flutura & baby that hasn't landed on earth yet.
Vincent, Continued success on your road to recovery and your road of inspiration. You are truly awe-inspiring. Enjoy the ride!
Hope your ride back to New York was as good as your time in Toronto. Beautiful to meet you my friend, keep up the good works!
Go Vincent! Bravo pour ce que tu accomplis chaque année!
Have an amazing ride! I hope you beat your fundraising goal!
Thank you for riding. You are an amazing and inspirational man.
You continue to inspire the community. Great work, my friend.
Looking forward to more camping!
You're amazing, Vincent! Love you, my friend. Keep up the fight.
You got this Vincent
you, my friend, are amazing!
Way to go Vincent! Great to have you back!
Good luck, Vincent!
Go Vincent! :)
YOU'RE THE BEST!!! SO PROUD OF YOU!
You are amazing!
Vincent you #inspire
I'm so happy to hear that you are continuing to recover and feel ready to participate this year. Best of luck fundraising and enjoy the ride.
Thank you for all that you do and for being an inspiration to many!
So happy and proud that you will be riding again this year! All the best dear Vincent.
So I can have a bottle of whiskey!!!!
Very Good Cause! Have a wonderful ride Vincent!!!
Have a great ride!
Vincent, glad to see you're back to riding. Be safe.
youre an inspiration to all of us buddy! was an honour to meet and hang out with you last week!
Will be a blessing when medical science 🔬 finds a cure for all cancers. Ride like the wind My dear cousin and stay safe
Vincent - you are an inspiration to us all. Sue
You got this, Vincent! Matt, Olivia and I are proud of the difference you’re making every year!
Keep on keeping on...
You are an inspiration to us all! Amazing that after a serious accident, you are committed to ride again! Go Vincent, Go!!!
Well done friend. 3rd is amazing!! Again. You're a legend for sure!
Be safe !!!
Great to meet you today at the BBQ Vincent. Thanks for the burger!
Good on ya!
Glad to see you riding again, my friend!
Thanks for cleaning the bike.
Keep fighting the good fight.
To the most distinguished of gentleman!
You never cease to inspire me. So proud of you!
This quote makes me think of you...“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou
Way to go Vincent! You accomplish so many wonderful things because you always give me 110%.
Always a pleasure to participate.
You are an inspiration my friend!! Best of luck on your fundraising efforts brother.
A mon ami qui le mérite amplement et qui a été un exemple de courage.
Bisous de nous deux
Let’s get Vincent to 40k!
Bonne chance, mon ami!
Best of luck this year!
So amazing you're doing this again!
Have a safe ride !!!
Wishing you a great ride!
Congrats on your recover, Vincent! Thank you for everything you do for NYCR and the DGR. Sorry to miss the ride this year!!
Vincent- In Laguna Beach, I saw yesterday a few motor riders with suit and ties and thought of you! …then I realized I didn’t donate yet. I thought I had until October but it seems it was perhaps yesterday! I hope you had a great ride and I will keep cheering for you and for the goals that we have in common. Best! Bror
Here's hoping you get to #1!
Go get them mon Vincent!
Very proud of you. Enjoy the ride!! : )
Thanx for the wash and Barbecue
Looking forward to riding along side you. Welcome back on the road Vincent!
All the best to these great causes
Ride strong, brother! ✊🤘👍
Honored to have you as a colleague and friend. Have a great ride!
Great job Vincent, Good luck!
So happy to see you recovered enough to make the ride this year. Good luck!
You are my hero!
Ride safely Vincent
Great to see you riding again fella. Be safe and enjoy the ride 🤘🏽
This is awesome, Vincent!
Way to go, Vincent!!
Well done mate!
Keep up the great work Vincent!
Sorry! Meant to add $20.00 to help with the costs
De gros bisous a toute la famille Vincent
Look foward to be there one the 29th and take some picture and video with Dom
Good luck my friend...
Go get em tiger!
Good luck Vincent! Glad you are riding again 😄
Happy to sport such a worthy cause.
Go Vincent! XX the Spence family
Hi Vincent - Good luck, you can do it!
from Morini Steve
Vincent, I admire your courage and your fortitude!! Enjoy the ride
Wishing you an amazing ride!
Salut Vincent Je te souhaite le meilleur pour toi et tes proches. Merci à Dom du NYCR pour le partage d’info Take care man and safe ride
I love you cousin
Voilà ma poule
You are such an inspiration to all Vincent!
Keep going Vincent!! You are making a difference in so many lives! :)
Have a good ride Vincent! I have often found myself wishing I had a bike that would allow me to participate in this ride... I don't, but I am glad you do!
Best of luck!
Good luck this year!
Good cause! Enjoy the ride.. member Classic Riders-Princeton
Just watched the movie, you are a great inspiration!
Bon voyage, mon ami.
Ne change rien mon Vincent.. !! 😊😊
Bon ride mon vieux !
You’ve got this Brother and we’ve all got you! Hard to swallow but hope you feel comfort in that everything has happened for a reason and I know I’m one, surely of many, you were born and are still alive through tragedy and challenge! Enjoy the ride! Thinking of my Grandfather who I cared for in his deathbed from his Prostate Cancer—no one gets out alive and here’s to making it count while we’re here! Thanks for standing for this and for something! Blessings always to you and your beautiful fam Vincent!
Good luck Vincent!
Sorry it can't be more ;) hope this helps though xxx
It's not huge.... But I just wanna show support, my friend.
Have a good ride Vincent! Bonne chance 👍👍
hope everyone reaches their goal!
Enjoy the ride!