Category: 2014 Cannonball Run

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2014 Motorcycle Cannonball — Denouement

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Denouement — a final assessment of the Cannonball Run. It took 17 days and nearly 4000 miles from the shores of the Atlantic Ocean in Daytona Beach, Florida to its final conclusion in Tacoma, Washington yards from Puget Sound, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean. It...

Stage 16 — Yakima to Tacoma

Sunday, September 21, 2014 — Yakima to Tacoma Stage Sixteen and the Grand Finish — This is the final leg of the Cannonball Run. It took the riders from Yakima to Tacoma, Washington — a mere 142 miles — for the grand finish at the LeMay Car Museum. It was...

Stage 15 — Lewiston to Yakima

Saturday, September 20, 2014 — Lewiston to Yakima Stage Fifteen — Today is the second to last stage. This week has gone so fast. After traveling together for two weeks, the Cannonballers have become one big family. Evenings are a mix of wrenching, drinking, dinner and preparing the bikes for...

Stage 14 — Meridian to Lewiston

Friday, September 19, 2014 — Meridian to Lewiston Stage fourteen kept us in Idaho winding our way north from Meridian to Lewiston. The finish line was at the Hells Canyon Harley-Davidson. When I first read the name “Hells Canyon” I assumed it was simply a cool Harley dealership name. But...

Stage 13 — Elko to Meridian

Thursday, September 18, 2014 — Elko to Meridian Stage Thirteen — Today’s stage ended in Meridian, Idaho. It was a 257 mile journey from Elko, Nevada to Meridian. To date, the total distance traveled by the riders is 3269 miles. The strain is showing on Team Vino. Sharon is having...

Stage 12 — Springville to Elko

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 — Springville to Elko Stage twelve took us from Springville, Utah to Elko, Nevada. For the riders it was another 300 mile trek on their vintage motorcycles. The days are beginning to blend one into the other. Most of us do not know what day of...

Stage 11 — Grand Junction to Springville

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 — Grand Junction to Springville Stage eleven was another long one — 289 miles taking the riders from Grand Junction, Colorado to Springfield, Utah. But it was also one of the more memorable and beautiful rides. The ride through the red canyons and along the Colorado...

Stage 10 — Golden to Grand Junction

Monday, September 15, 2014 — Golden to Grand Junction Stage Ten — This stage from Golden to Grand Junction, Colorado took us through the beautiful Rocky Mountains, following the magnificent Colorado River. For the riders on the vintage motorcycles it was an exceptional challenge as they had to climb 12,000...

Stage 9 — Burlington to Golden

Sunday, September 14th — Burlington to Golden Stage nine took us from Burlington to Golden, Colorado. The riders had to climb 2,000 feet.The total distance was 250 miles. But the real altitude test will be tomorrow as the riders cross the Rocky Mountains. The finish today is at David Uhl...

Stage 8 — Junction city to Burlington

Saturday, September 13, 2014 — Junction city to Burlington Stage eight was the longest stage with a distance of 311 miles, and as it turns out it was also the coldest, at least for the start. The morning temperature was 37 degrees, and it was foggy with low visibility. For...

Rest Day — Junction City, Kansas

Friday, September 12, 2014 — Junction City, Kansas Rest Day — We find ourselves in Junction City, Kansas with a day to collectively catch our breath. It is unusually cold right now and wrenching outside makes for a lot of cold fingers. For those who are not wrenching, laundry is...