Princeton Times


September 9, 2012

Trip of a lifetime: Worley rides with motorcycle group to Montana

PRINCETON — Princeton Health and Fitness Center Business Manager Chris Worley just got back from the trip of a lifetime.

Along with friend Brian McGothlin and Brian’s Grandfather, Raymond, Worley spent two weeks riding motorcycles through out the mountainous western United States.

“I guess you could say that Glacier National Park in Montana was the ultimate goal,” Worley said. “We didn’t really have any specific place in mind but we were heading in that direction.”

Worley said they traveled from Princeton to St. Louis, Mo., the first day of their trip, then across Missouri, through Nebraska, Iowa and into South Dakota before stopping at the famous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

“We just stopped there long enough to say we were there,” Worley said. “I know that there are some people that can spend a whole week there but we wanted to see other things.”

Also, on the trip, Worley and his companions visited Mt. Rushmore, Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Deadwood, S.D., and Spearfish, S.D.

Worley said his group was overwhelmed with the natural beauty they saw on the way. His group crossed so many mountain ranges and things they believed should be made in to a national park that it was slightly disappointing to actually go to the national parks.

“It was amazing to see Raymond,” Worley said. “He’s an 85 year old man and he was right there with us the whole way all 5,900 miles.”

Worley added that he shot 6 hours of video and 1,200 photos on the trip.

His passion for motorcycles notwithstanding, Worley is easing back into his role as business manager of the Health and Fitness Center.

Worley said he really enjoys being able to do all of the business related things, like the accounting and cash reports, while wearing a tee shirt and shorts. Showing a sense of humor, Worley joked that he enjoyed working with “most of the people” come into the fitness center and “even some of the employees.”

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