Cannonball! Coast to Coast on a '28 Indian

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

  1. miepiechief

    miepiechief Adventurer

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    Let the fun begin............again !!!
  2. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    I knew you'd get it working.

    Yeah, don't waste your effort, truck it up. There are plenty more miles ahead as you know.
  3. WaywardSon

    WaywardSon Long timer

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    Really glad to hear that man. I know you were frustrated and tired of dicking with it. Hopefully you have gotten all of your bad luck behind you & it will be smooth sailing from here on out. Looking forward to the rest of the ride & hope to see you and Poly at Barber.

    Ride safe..........John
  4. Vince

    Vince Been here awhile

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    Obviously a smart move missing this first climb,its a big enough pain to run a motor in on a trip,big mistake done once by me but to try that on a big mountain climb would be pushing your luck,BTW love this thread.
  5. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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  6. Mr. Magoo

    Mr. Magoo n/a

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    Tailwinds and sunshine to you for the rest of the ride :1drink. Time for some R&R on the bike!
  7. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Yee-Haww !!!
    Way to geterdone.
    Smooth sailing into the land of fruits and nuts,


    If anyone following this ride wants to find out how hard it's been on the old machines, just go to the Cannonball web-site and read the Riders Blogs. Some of the blogs aren't being updated , others are.
    Steve Rinkers and Shinya Kimura's blogs are up to date as well as some of the others. It's pretty much a constant flog for everyone , even if their bikes don't break.
  8. Superhawk

    Superhawk Been here awhile

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    :thumb its gonna be an awesome ride thru yellowstone !!
    Keep up the good work !!
  9. Rustyone

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    Way ta go Doug. Just watch out for those buffalo in Yellowstone.

    Rusty
  10. sgio

    sgio Been here awhile

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    Alright! :clap:clap:clap:clap
    Hopefully all your troubles are behind you.
    That bike just doesn't like it that far north:rofl
  11. patiodadio

    patiodadio Motorcyclist

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    Glad you are back in the hunt, hope its all down hill for you !




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  12. SlipChip

    SlipChip Adventure Commuter

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    Man, what I wouldn't give to be riding along with those guys right now. :ricky
  13. limeymike

    limeymike Who Me?

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    IT'S ALIVE!!!!

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  14. mark1305

    mark1305 Old Enough To Know Better

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    Yay! Keep her runnin' Doug!

    And yeah, truck ride up that first range is a good choice.
  15. Ratman

    Ratman Lucky Rider

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    I was counting on you, Doug, as I've got a kitchen pass to ride up and see you at the finishing line in San Fransisco. I hope you have the time and energy left to say hi. I'm a big fan of yours.

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  16. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Time for lunch! :dg

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  17. Clay Spinner

    Clay Spinner Been here awhile

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    THis is the best ride report I've read in a long long time... It would have made a great documentary! Best of luck Doug! :clap
  18. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    Indians love buffalos dontcha know?:dg...:lol3
  19. Carl Stark

    Carl Stark Adventurer

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    When we arrived in Gillette this is where we found CannonBall #88.

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    This was the condition of #88



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    Here is Doug finishing up in the parking lot at the Holiday Inn under the only light in the parking lot that kept flickering on and off.

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    At about 10PM Doug was motoring around the parking lot with a big smile on his face!

    When we left he was looking forward to a good nights sleep and the ride on Sunday once he got hauled to the top of the Big Horn Mountains.

    Great meeting you, Doug, and have a safe, exciting ride to San Fran!
  20. Carl Stark

    Carl Stark Adventurer

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    Sorry about the small photos. I could not figure out how to make them larger and figured smaller was better than none at all. Help?!