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Old 09-24-2012, 04:23 PM   #826
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Dougs rides are always interesting to say the least.
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:29 PM   #827
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So, east from Oakland, (Im at Petefromberkely's house) thru Yosemite (I havent been there) down thru death valley to Vegas, then east from there.
I wish I took that route! I think it would be fantastic!! I took 89 then 395 to Reno then 95 south to Las Vegas- BAD CHOICE!!
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:46 PM   #828
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Another route suggestion

My 2 cents.....
After you come out of Yosemite on the backside, I would ride North to Hwy 50 and East to Kansas, and then work your way home. Hwy 50 is a nice ride and not to fast, mostly tourists taking in the sites.
My friend lost his rear cylinder in Death Valley from heat and it was hell getting out of there. No cell towers and towing is expensive.
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:53 PM   #829
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Cannonball Bike at Fort Baker

Here's a video I took of the bikes at Fort Baker just before riding over the Golden Gate Bridge.



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Old 09-24-2012, 05:10 PM   #830
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Hi Kalle, nice video. You are a namesake to me, you got a very Swedish sounding name, say Hi to RedFred and his lovely wife from me! I met them in Sweden and Scotland.
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:10 PM   #831
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Personally, I think anyone that has the chance to go through Death Valley , should, ya ever wonder what Mars is like? ya won't after that. But it is awesome to see!!!!! That being said I will never go through there without a car (truck) and the best AC money can buy again.. but then again, some how, somewhere, along the line, I got old and turned into a sissy.
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:24 PM   #832
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Darryl was pretty lucky. he went into the curve, and these BMW floorboards are rigid. the board scraped, picked up the rear wheel, & he & the bike went straight off the road. Had it not hung up on this tree about 20' down, it could have gone another 100' or so. The hillside was really loose shale/sand, it was hard to get it back up. He hurt his foot, and the bike had only a few scrapes & the handlebars are bent.


them fook'n beemer dudes

let me know if ya need a place to crash or a truck if come near memphis
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:44 PM   #833
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Personally, I think anyone that has the chance to go through Death Valley , should, ya ever wonder what Mars is like? ya won't after that. But it is awesome to see!!!!! That being said I will never go through there without a car (truck) and the best AC money can buy again.. but then again, some how, somewhere, along the line, I got old and turned into a sissy.
Here are a few pic from my last trip to DV (in January 2012)









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Old 09-24-2012, 05:46 PM   #834
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here's a pic of rtwdoug at the ggb lunch stop ... My friend kalle snapped the pic ... Our club was responsible for lunch and saving space in the parking lot by the bridge for a goup cannonball rally pic, and helped escort the racers to dudley-perkins ...


dscn9548 by san francisco motorcycle club, on flickr
man that is so cool. here are both bikes and riders the night before day 1 in NY and I would have never imagined 89 was going to make it to the Pacific I felt really bad for him. the thing was running on one cylinder and it just did not look good. AWESOME!

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Old 09-24-2012, 05:51 PM   #835
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Personally, I think anyone that has the chance to go through Death Valley , should, ya ever wonder what Mars is like? ya won't after that. But it is awesome to see!!!!! That being said I will never go through there without a car (truck) and the best AC money can buy again.. but then again, some how, somewhere, along the line, I got old and turned into a sissy.
Doug has been all through Southern Russia, outer Mongolia, the middle east, you name it. I don't think DV is that different to want to push a 1928 antique through there in 107F weather... If you do go, have a gallon of water on hand.
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:06 PM   #836
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Hey Doug, I know your plate is full right now, but the weekend after Barber do you think you can make the Old's Cool Fall Rally in Tellico Plains the following weekend of the 19-21 (same as the old CMR, but new ownership) ?

I think we can keep you in Dr Pepper for some campfire stories.
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:52 AM   #837
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Ok, so now that the run is over, were you "DNF" or did you "place"? In my book you were 1st cause you rode there, rebuilt it twice, and are riding it home. Just curious if there was an official standing.

Regardless, there's more adventure coming, and hoping to see the rest of the story, all the way home. Helluva adventure, for such an old tool (bike that is).
Doug finished in 43rd place out a field of 69. Astoundingly the first 19 bikes/riders managed every mile of every stage. Look here
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:59 AM   #838
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Doug finished in 43rd place out a field of 69. Astoundingly the first 19 bikes/riders managed every mile of every stage. Look here
Looks like the bike's age is the first 'tie-breaker' on that list.....are there any other considerations used? I would assume time would be a factor as that's usually the first thing considered in a rally but I haven't seen any charts/columns that tracked time other than the late penalty.
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:04 AM   #839
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Doug finished in 43rd place out a field of 69. Astoundingly the first 19 bikes/riders managed every mile of every stage. Look here
Completing stage 15, there was 36 of the 69 riders (52%) that went full distance or "Did Not Finish"(DNF) on just 1 or 2 stages, I think it is pretty impressive result. 2 hiccups is permissable on a 4000 mile journey me thinks.

20 HD's(out of 33 started), 10(15) Hendersons, 3(8) Indians, 2(3) BMW and 1(1) Excelsior.
0(3)BSA, 0(2)Rudge, 0(1)JAP, 0(1)Sunbeam, 0(1)Velocette, 0(1)Triumph.

If the riders went the same distance, the bike's age is the tie breaker, then there is the riders age that breaks the tie. Oldest rider on the oldest bike wins the race.

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Old 09-25-2012, 10:19 AM   #840
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And he's off

Doug left this morning headed back to Alabama. Everyone else is done with the Cannonball and Doug has 3,000 miles to go.



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