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    The Cannonball 2014 - September 5 - 21

    Well today was the start of the run from Daytona Beach, Florida, to Tacoma, Washington...nearly 4000 miles, ending on September 21. Bikes built before 1937 are eligible. Information on the run is here:

    http://www.motorcyclecannonball.com/

    Our forum liaison, Darryl Richman, is running his 1928 R52. His bio his here:

    http://www.motorcyclecannonball.com/...man&Itemid=109

    Darryl's blog will be up here:

    http://www.vintagebmw.org/v7/cannonball_blog
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    Well today was the start of the run from Daytona Beach, Florida, to Tacoma, Washington...nearly 4000 miles, ending on September 21. Bikes built before 1937 are eligible. Information on the run is here:

    http://www.motorcyclecannonball.com/

    Our forum liaison, Darryl Richman, is running his 1928 R52. His bio his here:

    http://www.motorcyclecannonball.com/...man&Itemid=109

    Darryl's blog will be up here:

    http://www.vintagebmw.org/v7/cannonball_blog
    Excellent! I followed last year and will do again this year... If I only had the time and $$$$$ to do this myself
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    Not to mention having a motorcycle that falls into the year category!!

    Looks like everyone has finished both stages so far, so not much to separate riders/bikes. I guess as time goes on, longevity will come into play as people can't finish a stage.
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    Here are some pictures of our friend Erik Bahl of Huntsville Alabama from the stop in Chattanooga. They all act like they are having a lot of fun. The stop was at the Coker Tire Museum in Chattanooga. Some of the pictures are of the museum.

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1&l=90a22623f9
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    Jim,
    Thanks for sharing the update and photos. It pleases me greatly to see Eric healthy and happy after all he has been through. The photos are awesome btw.
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    Looks like Darryl is running in 4th out of 6 bikes in Class I after 6 stages...originally it appeared there were 11 bikes in this class. It also appears that so far people are finishing all the miles of each stage.

    Today's Stage 7 takes them to Junction City, KS, where there will be a rest day tomorrow.
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    Tough luck.
    Ken Smith's 1928 HD JD up in flames
    No injuries, that's good
    Sorry for your loss guys, you must be devastated.

    Go Shatzi II!!!
    Last edited by wezul; 09-12-2014 at 02:06 PM.

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    My sister is crossing Kansas on way back to TX...said she saw a large group of old bikes near Topeka. She is the chatty one, so approached two riders to ask what was going on...Italians and no English

    She found another rider and got the scoop...then left me a lengthy voicemail last night about her experience. She said they putt-putted out of the parking lot at a very slow pace
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    Erik

    Unfortunately, Erik's had bike issues that he was unable to repair and is out but he stayed around Friday in Junction City to help other riders get work done for the Saturday start. I went up Friday and stayed around to see the riders off yesterday morning, 38 degrees and fog. It was a thrill to see the bikes start off on their 318 mile ride. I'll be putting some rider interviews and pics on my podcast in the next few days if anyone cares to check it out at http://www.longridersradio.com


    Quote Originally Posted by jdubick View Post
    Here are some pictures of our friend Erik Bahl of Huntsville Alabama from the stop in Chattanooga. They all act like they are having a lot of fun. The stop was at the Coker Tire Museum in Chattanooga. Some of the pictures are of the museum.

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1&l=90a22623f9
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    A Different Perspective


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    Cannonball in Colorado

    Folks,

    My short write-up with pictures of their visit to Colorado Springs. Very cool to see almost 100 yr old iron (oldest is 1916 I think), and riders having a lot of fun.
    http://brook.reams.me/2014/09/15/201...s-to-colorado/

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    I see that Darryl did not make all of the last stage. Anyone know what happened?
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    I believe it was a machanical issue

    But he is hanging in and should finish. I think he had some sort a "get off" issue as well but recovered and completed that particular stage in which it occurred. Now Norm Nelson riding the Jack Wells "Shatzi 2" ('28 BMW R 52) machine is currently running 2nd overall. The first place machine is also a class 1 and limped across the stage finish line yesterday with a possible transmission problem. Latest word on that is the bike was repaired and started today's stage with no issues, I hope it holds together and is able to complete its perfect run. It seems that the Class 1 (500CC and lower displacement) machines are fairing much better than the bigger bikes this time around, a greater percentage of them remain in the rally with 3 stages and about 700 miles to go. Regardless of the displacement BMW's seem to be the dominant machine during this Cannonball Rally.

    I receive extraordinary updates from the Jack Wells team every day.

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    Posted on another forum:

    He said that between the clutch and tranny there is gear that's held on by several small screws. Those screws sheared and put Darryl out after 70 miles for yesterday and none today. There is a work around in place and they expect to be on the road again tomorrow and to finish.
    Isn't that the usual situation...a 0.99 part causes you to grind to halt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 69zeff65 View Post
    I receive extraordinary updates from the Jack Wells team every day.
    Yes the HMS Team 23 PDFs have been excellent.
    Great picture of the whole Cannonball group lined up at Bonneville.
    Was bummed to read about Darryl.

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