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Old 08-30-2012, 07:18 AM   #1
rtwdoug OP
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Cannonball! Coast to Coast on a '28 Indian

I came back from Europe early this year to do the Cannonball, its a race/run from NY to CA for bikes made before 1930. I've had this '28 Indian about 14 years. it was my daily rider for awhile, and I'd never put a wrench to it, so this past winter I went thru everything, to make sure it would (hopefully) make the trip ok.

Theres about 75 bikes entered. Most of the guys have alot more $ than me, and have chase trucks, RV's, enclosed trailers with machine shops, etc.

Which is fine, but I figured since Cannonball Baker (who the run was named for) didnt have a chase truck, well, I probably dont need one either.

Besides, its supposed to be an adventure, right?

To make it a bit more of a challenge, I decided to ride 1200 miles to the start in NY, then home from CA, another 3k miles. The CB is 3800 miles.
So, about 8000 miles on an 84 year old bike.

theres more info on the route & stuff on the official website

I'm planning on 5 weeks total, the CB itself is 17 days long.

The bike seems to be all ready, and I'm heading to NY tomorrow.
I hope to meet some of you guys along the route.

I'll have my spot tracker, link is here

and heres the bike, pretty much all loaded & ready to go

I'll do my best to update from the road. but we all know how good I am at that......

My bike hotel in Bulgaria. ADVriders get 1st beer free!

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