I thought I'd do something smart and suggest to management that i organise a charity ride up the east coast stopping at our bigger outlets. It'd be for a children's charity, we'd take personal leave, wouldn't have the company logo on us or anything and it'd only be open to employees. Plan was to have a kind of relay so Melbourne riders go up to Sydney, then Sydney riders up to Qld etc so no one rode alone and didn't have to be on the road for more than 2-3 days. We then visit the outlet after pre-planning and rattle the can etc. We could keep accommodation costs down by couch surfing with colleagues. Costs the company zero. Good way to meet colleagues we've never seen, good way to raise morale, great cause for the sick kids and a great riding experience. Bosses could even hand over a large cheque to the charity of all the money we'd raised. Management decided they wouldn't allow something so "dangerous" so it's not going to happen. Apparently the idea of riding a bike for long distances will no doubt lead to fatalities and potential legal ramifications for the firm. Really small minded and pathetic. But got me thinking, maybe others in the Netrider Community might think about trying something similar in their workplace. Help a charity, have a great riding experience, build team morale and also help counter motorcyclist's image in the wider community.