In May of 2010 my father was diagnosed with stage 3 Pancreatic cancer. On April 6th, 2013 it took my fathers life after a 3 year battle which included a Whipple procedure, multiple surgeries, cancer induced diabetes, and too many rounds of chemo and radiation to count. .
My father was a retired Colonel in the US Army and served in the 6th and 11th Special Forces Groups, aka The Green Berets. He was known for his endurance and high tolerance for pain. Once, while parachuting in during an exercise, he landed wrong fracturing one heel and had severe stone bruises on both. He then went on to complete the exercise which included a 20 mile march with a 60 lb. ruck sack. He was given the nickname "Hondo" by his Special Forces team after John Wayne's character in the movie. This ride will require endurance and a high tolerance for pain. Hence the name of this ride.