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Old 09-09-2012, 02:47 PM   #346
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Just spotted Doug rolling up to the ferry in the support truck. He made the ferry just in time!


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Old 09-09-2012, 03:12 PM   #347
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thats good and sucks at the same time...
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Old 09-09-2012, 03:21 PM   #348
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I see tomorrow's stop is in Anamosa... Would like to make it, not sure if I can though.
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Old 09-09-2012, 04:37 PM   #349
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Just spotted Doug rolling up to the ferry in the support truck. He made the ferry just in time!


Bummer, glad he made it tho !


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Old 09-09-2012, 04:50 PM   #350
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thats good and sucks at the same time...
I'm thinking the same thing.
It's like when the whife is saying that you got the biggest dick in the neighburhood...
Mixed feelings...
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Old 09-09-2012, 04:55 PM   #351
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I'm thinking the same thing.
It's like when the whife is saying that you got the biggest dick in the neighburhood...
Mixed feelings...
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:15 PM   #352
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Just found this report. up to date now. Glad for another adventure even if I can't go. Good luck!!!!
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:39 PM   #353
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this shizzit is the shizzit..... i read all the threads here about a bunch of pooftahz riding new eyetalian/euro high-maintainance scooters w/chicken strips on DOT race tires and having to stop at dealers for high $$$ warantee stuff.... REALLY????.... this is fokking excellent..... ride it and fix it, and ride it tomorrow..... if you don't work on yer' own stuff yer' a phag.... yeah, i'm drunk, but it's still true, if you don't like it, pizz off...... who cares who wins, if you finish this, you won.... it's all about the journey....... wenches, bring more ale..!!!!....
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:44 PM   #354
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I came across a 28 HD in Grand Haven on my way to Muskegon. Didn't catch his name but number 6. I think he was having carb issues and maybe a little off schedule. My buddy and I sorta escorted him to the ferry about a half hour before boarding. It was weird doing 50/55 on the interstate. It was sweet seeing all those bikes in line waiting to get on the boat. I saw a HD on a trailer that had a mishap with a car earlier, number 40 I think? There was a BMW on the same trailer, number 62. Lake Michigan was at its finest today, rocking and a rolling. I'm subscribed for the rest of this excellent adventure!
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:44 PM   #355
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this shizzit is the shizzit..... i read all the threads here about a bunch of pooftahz riding new eyetalian/euro high-maintainance scooters w/chicken strips on DOT race tires and having to stop at dealers for high $$$ warantee stuff.... REALLY????.... this is fokking excellent..... ride it and fix it, and ride it tomorrow..... if you don't work on yer' own stuff yer' a phag.... yeah, i'm drunk, but it's still true, if you don't like it, pizz off...... who cares who wins, if you finish this, you won.... it's all about the journey....... wenches, bring more ale..!!!!....
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:48 PM   #356
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Doug;
I remember using WD 40 in the distributor cap to remove moisture years ago. Maybe it would help your magneto.
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Yup had a CJ5 that would quit in Florida downpours. I would hose down the inside of the distributer with WD40 and she would fire right up again and off we would go.
Exactly what I was thinking. Didn't know how it may work for a magneto and figured he had already knew this fact.
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:55 PM   #357
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Your intrepid reporter made a day out of it and rode nearly 500 miles R/T this afternoon for these shots. *Enjoy!

Doug arriving.





The offending part.



Some of the rest.














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Old 09-09-2012, 06:43 PM   #358
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I rode down to the ferry in Milwaukee to see the bikes disembark on their way to the celebration at the Harley-Davidson Museum. The ferry ran late so we lost the light we needed to the best pictures of Doug and the rest of the Cannonball crew. Lots of spectators at the ferry landing with many, many more at the museum.

I did get this shot of Doug and his bike.


Doug missed the police escorted convoy to the H-D museum so he asked me if I would lead him over there (with the admonition of "not too fast!").

It was fun riding the city streets with Doug and his bike looks and sounds great. I noticed he was getting a lot of attention at the stop lights.

Nice meeting you Doug and I hope you are having a blast at the event at the H-D museum. Best wishes for the rest of your journey!

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Old 09-09-2012, 07:58 PM   #359
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Hell, if this ride was easy what would be the point in doing it? Troubles or not I still think you have bigger balls than all the other CB'ers put together. After all you did ride your bike from "Bama" with no support rig or crew. I plan on riding down to Spirit Lake IA on Tuesday to meet up with you and Rinkers, be good to see both of you two again, but please tell Steve to put some long pants on as he just doesn't have the legs for shorts........
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:04 PM   #360
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I heard the Cannonball (Baker) Run was stopping at the Harley Museum so I figured I would check it out. I haven't checked in here lately so I had no idea RTW Doug was doing this. I was talking to this guy a little bit.....



...mentioned I liked his work etc, but didn't feel the need for a photo op until I saw this guy



Figured I should jump in on a pic with a real legend.

His bike



Doug - It was very cool to meet you. I wish you the very best on your travels west. Maybe see you in Anamosa.
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