Touratech-USA was very happy to get a visit from ElRae, wife of the late Ron Morgenthaler at the Seattle Motorcycle Show. Ron was a Northwest icon for trail access. All trailriders owe him a debt of gratitude, as without his efforts we would have significantly less trail miles available. Sadly, he passed away in August, 2010 after a 5-year battle with cancer.
Ron competed in NorthWest enduros into his 70s, and auto rallies too, with his daughter as co-driver. Ron and ElRae were big fans of the African Dakar Rally, and to have a Washington rider, (Jonah Street of Ellensburg) as a top contender in this world-class event provided great satisfaction for Ron and ElRae. With that, ElRae Morgenthaler has generously assisted in sponsorship to Jonah for the 2011 Dakar Rally (now held in South America).
To see ElRae Morgenthaler, happy, and healthy, and still involved in the NorthWest motorcycle community, was a most comforting reminder of the man that we all miss. Here is a photo of ElRae asking Jonah for his mailing address:
ElRae Morgenthaler Offers Assistance to Jonah Street in Honor of Late HusbandDec 13, 2010
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