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Cannonball Characters

The now-famous coast-to-coast Motorcycle Cannonball Run, held every other year, was a century race during 2016 as riders set off on 100-plus-year-old motorcycles to endure the weather’s wrath and wild times of over 3,300 miles along the back roads of America. Thunder Press is delighted to introduce some of the colorful characters that made that extraordinary ride

Cannonball Characters: #52 Stephen “Doc” Hopkins

#52 Stephen “Doc” Hopkins 1916 Harley-Davidson with wicker sidecar Doc, who earned his nickname after receiving his doctoral in mechanics, was part of a team that managed to navigate his handsome machine across every single mile of the difficult route that spanned 15 states. The Doc ’n’ Dawn duo came in 10th overall and became the first couple to complete ...

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Cannonball Characters: #29 Ryan Allen

#29 Ryan Allen 1916 Indian Powerplus The 2016 Cannonball was not the first go-round for the gregarious rider #29, Ryan Allen. The New Mexico native cool kid had ridden a 1929 Indian Scout in the 2014 run so he was well aware of what to expect for the next iteration, all except for the part about riding a machine more ...

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