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Lonnie James Isam, Jr: May 7, 1969–August 20, 2017

The world of antique motorcycling mourns the loss of one of their most beloved and respected personalities. With his parents by his side, Lonnie Isam, Jr. quietly lost his long and hard-fought battle with cancer on August 20, 2017 at his home in Sturgis, South Dakota. Born May 7, 1969 in Edmonds, Washington, and raised as the only child of ...

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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 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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Photo Blog: Motorcycle Cannonball 2016, September 13

Bloomington, Ind., Sep. 14—It’s 3 a.m. and I’m listening to an ancient machine sputter to life in the hotel parking lot below my second story room. They’ve been twisting wrenches and testing engines all night long so they will be ready to do it all over again come daylight. This is the part nobody else sees. Or hears. The stuff ...

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Historic transcontinental Motorcycle Cannonball Race fills roster

Sturgis, S.D., Aug. 22—Lonnie Isam, Jr., owner of Jurassic Racing in Sturgis, South Dakota, and founder of the Motorcycle Cannonball Run (MCR) announced today that the historic transcontinental event scheduled for 17 days in September has its roster full and the route is set. Though held on U.S. soil, the 2016 iteration is for all intents and purposes, a worldwide ...

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