Category: 2016 Cannonball Run

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Stage 5 — Bloomington to Cape Girardeau

Stage 5 – Bloomington, Indiana to Cape Girardeau, Missouri – 247 miles The Cannonball can be fun, tedious, grueling, surprising, challenging and exhausting. We all went to bed after midnight and woke to the alarm at 6:30. We felt confident about Cris and Pat’s bikes after the hours of repair...

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Stage 4 — Chillicothe to Bloomington

Stage 4 – Chillicothe, Ohio to Bloomington, Indiana – 224 miles The Cannonball is about ups and downs, highs and lows. It was a great start this morning getting both Pat and Cris on the road. The official start was at our hotel, which is always nice for both the...

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Stage 3 — Morgantown to Chillicothe

Stage 3 – Morgantown, W. VA to Chillicothe, Ohio – 218 miles After the adrenaline and excitement of yesterday, today’s events seemed tame. Cris took off on Effie around 8:45 in the morning, and we expected that she would have a good ride. “Effie” has already toured the US once in...

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Stage 2 — York to Morgantown

Stage 2 – York, PA to Morgantown, W. VA – 228 miles I have a song running through my head, “Born Under a Bad Sign”, and in this case it’s Ursa Major or the Big Bear. The day began well. All four Team Honeymoon riders left our hotel for the...

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Stage 1 — Atlantic City to York

Stage 1 – Atlantic City to York, PA  – 152 miles Today’s first stage was short but difficult. It was 98 degrees with about 95% humidity; tough on the bikes, the riders, in short, everyone. Our team left from the Golden Nugget and had a smooth ride to the Atlantic...

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2016 Motorcycle Cannonball — Pre Race Atlantic City

There is a playfulness among the teams today, and with the hot and steamy weather, even a sense that one’s on vacation. But the frivolity only masks the inner apprehension of each rider as they register and are inspected for the start of the race tomorrow morning. We walked around checking out all of the other motorcycles...

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2016 Motorcycle Cannonball — Ready to Roll

It hardly seems like two years have past since the last Motorcycle Cannonball, but time races forward just like the bikes. This year’s event, dubbed “The Race of the Century”, features motorcycles 100 years old and older. The motorcycles date from 1904 to 1916 and will be riding 3300+ miles....