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Old 09-09-2012, 09:11 PM   #362
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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!
Wow, nice pic! Love all of those bikes, but that Indian looks really great. GL Doug

I'll have to see if I can make it to the finish. Thanks everyone for the pics and updates!
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:26 PM   #363
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Weather will warm up,electrics will dry out and come to their senses,The Big Indian Will Roll!!!!!!!!

Great job Doug and keep the hammer down,if it was easy everybody in the world would be riding old bikes cross country.
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:39 PM   #364
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A couple more from the ferry in Milwaukee. Doug made sure to fog for mosquitos for us. Thanks Doug.Good to see you riding again.





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Old 09-09-2012, 10:11 PM   #365
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Doug, your posts are succinct, unlike the posts of us "Motor Mouths". There is one theme in every post in response to your ride reports: We wish we had your wrenching skills, trust in ourselves, and the guts to follow an unmarked path.
You are not alone on that venerable Indian - we are all there - looking over your shoulder - urging you on. Every mile you cover is another success. Time limits may prevent you from being in the top nine finishers. You already hold the Number One position of the ADV.
Myself and many others are awaiting your arrival in Oregon. What ever you need - we'll find/provide. Ride Safe.
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:27 PM   #366
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Where is he coming in to Oregon at?
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:57 PM   #367
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Where is he coming in to Oregon at?
Here is the route stops.


Pre-event TBD TBD
Pre-event TBD Registration, TBD
Stage 1 Fr Sept. 7 Newburgh, NY to Wellsboro, PA 210 Miles
Stage 2 Sa Sept. 8 Wellsboro, PA to Sandusky, OH 320 Miles
Stage 3 Su Sept. 9 Sandusky, OH to Milwaukee, WI 300 Miles
Stage 4 Mo Sept. 10 Milwaukee, WI. to Anamosa, IA 214 Miles
Stage 5 Tu Sept. 11 Anamosa, IA to Spirit Lake, IA 279 Miles
Stage 6 We Sept. 12 Spirit Lake, IA to Murdo, SD 326 Miles
Stage 7 Th Sept. 13 Murdo, SD to Sturgis, SD 278 Miles
Rest Day Fr Sept. 14 Rest Day; Sturgis, SD
Stage 8 Sa Sept. 15 Sturgis, SD to Sheridan, WY 242 Miles
Stage 9 Su Sept. 16 Sheridan, WY. to Yellowstone, WY 229 Miles
Stage 10 Mo Sept. 17 Yellowstone, WY. to Jackson Hole, WY 160 Miles
Stage 11 Tu Sept. 18 Jackson Hole, WY. to Mountain Home, ID 299 Miles
Stage 12 We Sept. 19 Mountain Home, ID. to Burns, OR 251 Miles
Stage 13 Th Sept. 20 Burns, OR. to Klamath Falls, OR 230 Miles
Stage 14 Fr Sept. 21 Klamath Falls, OR. to Fortuna, CA 285 Miles
Stage 15 Sa Sept. 22 Fortuna, CA to Cotati, CA 240 miles
Stage 16 Su Sept. 23 Cotati, CA to San Francisco, CA 93 miles

I will be in Yellowstone Monday the 17th. I have heard they are having lunch at Old Faithful Lodge.
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Old 09-09-2012, 11:03 PM   #368
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Not a very detailed map, but it looks like they will cross into Oregon at either Adrian, Nyssa or Ontario.

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Old 09-10-2012, 03:43 AM   #369
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I'm thinking Doug has the biggest "support crew" of all. It's pretty cool seeing all you guys going out to meet him.

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Old 09-10-2012, 05:08 AM   #370
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Doug, your posts are succinct, unlike the posts of us "Motor Mouths". There is one theme in every post in response to your ride reports: We wish we had your wrenching skills, trust in ourselves, and the guts to follow an unmarked path.
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Old 09-10-2012, 05:13 AM   #371
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I'm thinking Doug has the biggest "support crew" of all. It's pretty cool seeing all you guys going out to meet him.
Half way across Siberia is a little difficult on short notice.

Half way across the midwest means we skip the buffet lunch.

A lot of us would have liked to do what Charlie and Ewan did. I think a lot MORE of us would rather have done it like Doug.

You don't have to be a filthy rich movie star to ride a motorcycle.

You don't need to ride some self branded advertising campaigned slogan bike while wearing an accessory catalog.

You can ride whacha got, wear whacha own.

You can be a long-hair common man from 'Bama and be just as interesting without even trying.

Where Charlie and Ewan had to take their film crew along with their support trucks, Doug merely has to post a general route on the internet. The film crew goes to him and the support trucks are already staged across the country waiting on the phone to ring.
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:03 AM   #372
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A lot of us would have liked to do what Charlie and Ewan did. I think a lot MORE of us would rather have done it like Doug.

You can ride whacha got, wear whacha own.

You can be a long-hair common man from 'Bama and be just as interesting without even trying.
Amen! Go Doug Go! And thanks for bringing us along for the ride.
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:39 AM   #373
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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 09-10-2012, 06:50 AM   #374
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i went to muskegon mi to watch you guts board the ferry yesterday and i am very impressed. we heard you would come to muskegon on m-46. so we parked and waited. then we found out you gave us the slip and were at the dock. we were able to get there in time to watch you load em up. as a past indian owner i take my hat off to you. i was never impressed with most indian owners i have known due to the fact that it was all about collecting and talking not much if any riding. you put em all to shame. you guys are real riders and i wish you all the best.
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:12 AM   #375
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Fortuna CA Sep 22nd,I can take all great backroads and go check out the rolling road show,quite the trick riding an antique across the country!
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