View Full Version : The Motorcycle Cannonball - 2010

09-14-2010, 12:51 PM
Forgive me if this is a double post. I like 4 wheels more than two but the idea of this seems very cool!

And I noticed that one of the stops in in Clovis, NM, where JackQ lives!

https://www.motorcyclecannonball.com/inde...7&Itemid=53 (https://www.motorcyclecannonball.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47&It emid=53)

And there is at least one British entry, # 32:

Dieter Eckel - 1913 BSA

"Thinking sensibly about it... it seems a hard task to me! But what choice have I got? I can't let my wife go on her own! I started my motorcycling life at the age of 12 and, genetically conditioned (my father had Nortons), I always had English bikes, specializing in BSAs. Riding them through summer and winter, I was finally spoilt by getting my first own car 8 years ago - the start of comfort. For some discomfort and to get trained for the run, we had now started a long term fitness program... and we will start it again in springtime!"

09-14-2010, 06:02 PM
I was bummed to see that they will be well south of Utah as they cross the country. Sure looks like something to see.

09-14-2010, 09:26 PM
I was hoping it was going to pass through here for the same reason...would like to see it! If you read the description of the event, they chose that route because it's flatter and shorter.

09-15-2010, 07:50 AM
Good luck with the tourist traffic at Kitty Hawk on Sept. 10! I stay near there every year, the traffic is pretty bad. There's only one way in and out on the Outer Banks, too!

Sound like a cool event, IF you like Labor Day traffic! :nonono:

09-15-2010, 12:14 PM
they chose that route because it's flatter and shorter.
Unfortunately for me, Utah is neither of those thing. <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/grin.gif

09-15-2010, 08:32 PM
that's one big ride for bikes of that vintage...


09-15-2010, 09:58 PM
250 miles per day averaging 35 mph on a bike from the early part of the previous century? That is a long day. Got to hand it to those guys, what perseverance.

09-16-2010, 10:53 AM
I'd make that trip in a vehicle of that age if it had FOUR wheels - much like this: