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Photo Blog: Motorcycle Cannonball 2016, September 14

Cape Girardeau, Mo., Aug. 15—Riders rolled on into Missouri Wednesday night with some news from Cannonball organizers—due to weather and road construction Stages 1, 3 and 4 had their end point arrival times extended. Additionally, the organizers decided to make these extensions permanent, and the extra time was retroactively applied to Stage 2. As the Race of the Century continues, ...

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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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Photo Blog: Motorcycle Cannonball 2016, September 11–12

Chillicothe, Ohio, Sep 13—The Motorcycle Cannonball is, without doubt, the most unique motorcycle run in the world. And those are big words, even in the world of overstated grandeur, but I offer you proof. No other promoter in history has ever organized a transcontinental run on any conveyance—be it on four wheels, two wheels, plane or train—that includes vehicles 100-years ...

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Photo Blog: Motorcycle Cannonball 2016, September 10

Atlantic City, N.J., Sep. 10—Motorcycle enthusiasts crowded on the Atlantic City Boardwalk to cheer 90 riders on 100 plus year old machines as they set off for their transcontinental journey across 15 States on Saturday morning. It wasn’t long before sweep trailers were loaded with bikes suffering from a variety of ailments. Tragedy struck when John Pfeifer, rider #36, helplessly watched ...

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