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Photo Blog: Motorcycle Cannonball 2016, September 25

Carlsbad, Calif., Sep. 26—The final stage of the Motorcycle Cannonball was a scant 101 miles but it included a 4,000-foot climb over the San Jacinto mountains, a nasty little dust storm—complete with tumbleweeds—and a bit of SoCal traffic that kept riders on their toes. Breakdowns and anemic engines had sweep drivers following along to encourage the determined machines on to ...

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Photo Blog: Motorcycle Cannonball 2016, September 22

Williams, Ariz., Set. 23—Every time a Motorcycle Cannonball rider comes to a stop, folks come over to admire the bikes, ask questions and appreciate the ancient motorcycles that recall a simpler time in life. Riders turn into Cannonball ambassadors as they fill in the curious crowds on the details of the run as well as share information regarding their bikes. ...

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Photo Blog: Motorcycle Cannonball 2016, September 21

Page, Ariz., Sep. 21—Wednesday’s ride was all about the weather. And there was lots of it. From the dousing that sent 58 riders off into a bright-and-early rain cloud right on to the downpour that soaked riders through to the bone after the trip to the Four Corners Monument where riders stood with hands and feet in each to the ...

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Photo Blog: Motorcycle Cannonball 2016, September 20

Durango, Colo,. Sep. 21—Tuesday morning started off with cheerful optimism mixed with a healthy dose of apprehension as 60 riders set off to conquer the Rocky Mountains, most at an average speed of 35-miles an hour. Between road construction, the high altitude and steep incline the day held just enough drama to keep everyone on their toes. Roadside repairs would ...

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Photo Blog: Motorcycle Cannonball 2016, September 19

Pueblo, Colo., Sep. 19—Pea soup engulfed the riders for their ride out of Dodge City on Monday morning. Fog thick and dense swirled around the Comfort Suites hotel as a crowd gathered to see the Cannonballers off when suddenly an ominous figure stepped out of the darkness. The grim reaper carried a scythe with the green flag attached and stood ...

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Photo Blog: Motorcycle Cannonball 2016, September 17–18

Dodge City, Kan., Sep. 18—Stage 8 was a nice short day for the 67 Cannonball riders who took the green flag on Saturday morning. The group covered 184 miles of level Kansas blacktop before rolling into a hero’s welcome in Dodge City. The weather was beautiful and the dinner hosted by the city was more than appreciated by the road-weary travelers ...

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Photo Blog: Motorcycle Cannonball 2016, September 16

Wichita, Kan., Sep. 16—The ride stopped early in advance of it’s Wichita, Kansas goal due to day three of heavy rains. With the rest of the day cancelled due to do weather, Jim Feeney announced on the official Motorcycle Cannonball website that, “Anyone making it to the lunch stop received credit for all 250 miles of today’s route.” All bikes ...

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Photo Blog: Motorcycle Cannonball 2016, September 15

Springfield, Mo., Sep. 15—We’ve hit day two of wet and wicked weather, but the cool part is there’s just enough nice stuff in between to make it a great ride anyway. Folks are telling of trips to “Wallyworld” for dry duds and saddlebags full of water. Rider #120, Dave Minerva, laughed as he showed us his official Cannonball badge/lanyard that ...

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