Cannonball! Coast to Coast on a '28 Indian

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by rtwdoug, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. MoreCheese

    MoreCheese Been here awhile

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  2. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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  3. Beamer Bum

    Beamer Bum Been here awhile

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    Today is the start of another epic adventure. Best of luck Doug. I hope to see you in Milwaukee. Remember that even without a support chase truck and trailer, you have, by far, the biggest support crew here on ADV. :D
  4. Mr. Magoo

    Mr. Magoo n/a

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    Let the good times roll! :freaky
  5. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    :clap....and they're off!!

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    :patch ...is he gonna ride that thing backwards all the way across the country? :lol3
  6. superslomo

    superslomo Adventurer

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    Parts of Newburgh proper are indeed super sketchy, but the area around there is really gorgeous riding, even just ten minutes outside the city. I'm right across the river, in a town that is a fraction of the size, and has more police than their entire city does... Shame, too, as there is so much beautiful riverfront, great housing stock, and a fantastic set of parks, but if you don't police a town, and have a series of corrupt mayors come and go, these things do happen. Heck, parts of the City of Newburgh look like scenes from The Wire.

    My hat is way, way off to you on this trip, I don't have the mechanical skills or the patience and spirit to make it on an old bike like that, but it's really fantastic to see folks actually RIDING those pieces of history, and I'm gobsmacked that you are doing it unsupported. Hell of a bold thing. This I will follow :) Good luck.
  7. sidecar79

    sidecar79 Been here awhile

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    I will post some pictures of the start when i get home tonight, till then nice day for riding, heading to Woodstock then back to south jersey


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  8. pwducati

    pwducati Adventurer

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    Does anyone know how to find the actual roads they will travel on?
    I live in Michigan and would like to watch Doug and the rest of the riders go through.

    I cannot find this on the Cannonball website.
    Thanks
  9. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    If you use doug's tracker and zoom way in I bet you can figure out an intercept plan as they get close to you.


    http://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php?id=2e1b4de3265776584
  10. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Long timer

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    yeah - he's trying to keep the mileage down. :lol3
  11. YZman

    YZman Bouncing off Trees

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    An article in Mlive said they would most likley be coming into Muskegon from Grand Rapids taking M46 (apple Ave)
  12. haystack

    haystack Just ride

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    I just came back from the start! Good Times!:freaky
    http://www.motorcyclecannonball.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=255&Itemid=53


    <TABLE style="WIDTH: 550px" border=1><TBODY><TR><TD>Stage 1</TD><TD>Fr Sept. 7</TD><TD>Newburgh, NY to Wellsboro, PA</TD><TD>210 Miles</TD></TR><TR><TD>Stage 2</TD><TD>Sa Sept. 8</TD><TD>Wellsboro, PA to Sandusky, OH</TD><TD>320 Miles</TD></TR><TR><TD>Stage 3</TD><TD>Su Sept. 9</TD><TD>Sandusky, OH to Milwaukee, WI</TD><TD>300 Miles</TD></TR><TR><TD>Stage 4</TD><TD>Mo Sept. 10</TD><TD>Milwaukee, WI. to Anamosa, IA</TD><TD>214 Miles</TD></TR><TR><TD>Stage 5</TD><TD>Tu Sept. 11</TD><TD>Anamosa, IA to Spirit Lake, IA</TD><TD>279 Miles</TD></TR><TR><TD>Stage 6</TD><TD>We Sept. 12</TD><TD>Spirit Lake, IA to Murdo, SD</TD><TD>326 Miles</TD></TR><TR><TD>Stage 7</TD><TD>Th Sept. 13</TD><TD>Murdo, SD to Sturgis, SD</TD><TD>278 Miles</TD></TR><TR><TD>Rest Day</TD><TD>Fr Sept. 14</TD><TD>Rest Day; Sturgis, SD</TD><TD></TD></TR><TR><TD>Stage 8</TD><TD>Sa Sept. 15</TD><TD>Sturgis, SD to Sheridan, WY</TD><TD>242 Miles</TD></TR><TR><TD>Stage 9</TD><TD>Su Sept. 16</TD><TD>Sheridan, WY. to Yellowstone, WY</TD><TD>229 Miles</TD></TR><TR><TD>Stage 10</TD><TD>Mo Sept. 17</TD><TD>Yellowstone, WY. to Jackson Hole, WY </TD><TD>160 Miles</TD></TR><TR><TD>Stage 11</TD><TD>Tu Sept. 18</TD><TD>Jackson Hole, WY. to Mountain Home, ID</TD><TD>299 Miles</TD></TR><TR><TD>Stage 12</TD><TD>We Sept. 19</TD><TD>Mountain Home, ID. to Burns, OR</TD><TD>251 Miles</TD></TR><TR><TD>Stage 13</TD><TD>Th Sept. 20</TD><TD>Burns, OR. to Klamath Falls, OR</TD><TD>230 Miles</TD></TR><TR><TD>Stage 14</TD><TD>Fr Sept. 21</TD><TD>Klamath Falls, OR. to Fortuna, CA</TD><TD>285 Miles</TD></TR><TR><TD>Stage 15</TD><TD>Sa Sept. 22</TD><TD>Fortuna, CA to Cotati, CA</TD><TD>240 miles</TD></TR><TR><TD>Stage 16</TD><TD>Su Sept. 23</TD><TD>Cotati, CA to San Francisco, CA</TD><TD>93 miles</TD></TR><TR></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

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  13. MrFurious

    MrFurious Been here awhile

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    From what I can tell it looks like they will be running US-6 through most of western PA and and eastern Ohio - at least to their overnight in Sandusky. From there it's hard to say as they deliberately don't go into detail about the route on their website. I'm not even sure if the participants know the exact route ahead of time - they may get directions for each leg every morning before leaving the hotel.
  14. vintagespeed

    vintagespeed fNg

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    we're gonna re-route on Friday & try to see some of you guys in Sturgis. wasn't on the route plan.....but hell what better reason to go there?
  15. rdalland

    rdalland Dharma Bum

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    From this morning.

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  16. Laconic

    Laconic Anodyne

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    Doug, you like you put on a little weight. Livin' large will do that to ya. :D
  17. rgiroux

    rgiroux Invisible Man

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    Got some front page pics there!
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  18. petefromberkeley

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    Right fuckin on Doug! I'll see YOU on the finish line. :norton
  19. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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    Who was video taping?
  20. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    OK I can't stand it, this has been eating away at me.....I would so love to see all those bikes finish in SF. I have the time off work and I'm headed for SF to be there to see the finish.

    LarryBoy and Nixels? You guys will keep me out of trouble won't you? :lol3


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