Cannonball! Coast to Coast on a '28 Indian

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

  1. Bar None

    Bar None Long timer

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    Well, not quite the same.:rofl I could see doing the Cannonball but no way would I consider the Dakar.

    Anybody figure out what is up with Doug?
  2. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    I thought he posted that he hoped to find a grinder and finish getting it assembled tonight.


    ...just thinking here...every mile on the truck is a mile farther from Alabama and he was planning to ride that ol '28 home from San Fran unsupported.....
  3. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    He can handle that, it's this racin' thing that's fawkin' him up. :lol3
  4. bkshovel

    bkshovel Old Adventurer

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    Kinda looks like he's on I-90 and I doubt that's the route. Well maybe he can catch some ZZZZ if he's in a truck after working all night.
  5. heffa

    heffa Canyon Hillbilly

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    The cannonballers need to give Doug credit for the 1200 miles he rode to the starting line. He is in the led in my book! :D
  6. bigequip

    bigequip Ol' fart riding

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    Doug is at the Harley dealer in Gillette and has been there for about an hour. Probably sorting out he ill fitting part. :clap
  7. Seventy One

    Seventy One Been here awhile

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    I sure hope they have "Indian" tools. I was there last month and they wouldn't change the tire on my DR650. Apparently they didn't have any metric air available. :huh It didn't even help that I was wearing your Magadan T-shirt (I met you at the cycle show in Minneapolis this spring).

    Good luck with the rest of the trip!

    BTW, If you wanna leave these guys a little something, the way you did in Anamosa IA, I won't mind a bit. :D
  8. Bar None

    Bar None Long timer

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    Maybe he shouldn't have peed on the wall of the Harley Davidson Museum? :D
  9. RhinoVonHawkrider

    RhinoVonHawkrider Long timer

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    Doug sorry to hear about the issues

    Murphys Laws coming into play.

    U should have taken a Honda, U meet the nicest...

    j/k

    Good Luck
  10. bigequip

    bigequip Ol' fart riding

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    Everything must be OK. Doug left the HD dealer who is putting on the lunch :rofl and went to Mc Donalds,:lol3 then to a truck stop probably for oil or fuel. :clap
  11. Carl Stark

    Carl Stark Adventurer

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    Talked to Doug in Gillette, Wy about 4 hours ago. Had not done the necessary grinding to get the front jug to go down. The Indian is still in the trailer. Plans on fixing it in Sheridan this evening. Seemed in good spirits and having fun.

    Carl
    Sheridan, WY
  12. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    :thumb I'm sure most all that crew involved in this are a bunch of good shits that'd be fun to hang out with....even though he'd rather be riding, you can bet.
  13. bigequip

    bigequip Ol' fart riding

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    Here I am watching Doug go down the highway, only to find out he wasn't on the Indian. :huh I'll keep cheering him on to get it fixed and finish the ride.
    Best of Luck til the end in SF. :clap
  14. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    :lol3 Do any of you FFs even know how to read? :huh


    :rofl
  15. Whitehorse2003

    Whitehorse2003 nose pickin GOB

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    Nope, just look at the pictures....


    Old's cool,,, Girl on an old motorcycle is my favorite........:beer
  16. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    ITS ALIVE!!!!!

    :rayof

    and it actually runs really good.

    now I am just wondering for how long.......

    hahaha

    tomorrow is a 4k foot climb up the big horns. luckily, they have given us a pass if we want, we can haul the bikes to the top. Wont get points for the miles missed, but no penalties either

    with a new fresh topend, I didnt figure that would be a good way to break it in, so I will catch a ride to the top.

    Then, hopefully the bike will do good, as we pass thru yellowstone.

    Im really looking forward to that

    Doug
  17. indianscout

    indianscout Dexter

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    Yaaa!! Good for you Doug, was hoping things would work out for you!
  18. mint julep

    mint julep Been here awhile

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    Ride strong Doug!!!

    :thumb

    :freaky
  19. charlie101

    charlie101 Adventurer

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    Smart desicion Doug, That dear piece of equipment (or whatever name it got yesterday :lol3) have to hold up for the home going as well, looking forward to follow that adventure if you let us!
  20. haystack

    haystack Just ride

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