Tagged: Sharon Jacobs

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The final Stage 15 — Palm Desert to Carlsbad

The final Stage 15 – Palm Desert, CA to Carlsbad, CA – 100 miles The last start on the last day. We sure got here fast. Like any intense event, time seems both to stretch in the middle like a rubber band and snaps back at you with speed at...

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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....

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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 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 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...

Stage 7 — Sedalia to Junction City

Thursday, September 11, 2014 — Sedalia to Junction City Stage seven — The Cannonball Run is a bit like a traveling circus with both the thrills and perils. Several riders are out with irreparable machines. One rider broke his foot and while the bike rides on (atop his partner’s trailer...

Stage 6 — Cape Girardeau to Sedalia

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 — Cape Girardeau to Sedalia Stage six kept us in Missouri for 291 miles. The ride began in Cape Girardeau and ended in Sedalia, taking us across the state in a northwesterly direction. Sharon’s bike nicknamed “Frankie” got repaired in Cape Girardeau early the day before...

Stage 3— Columbus to Chattanooga

Sunday, September 7, 2014 — Columbus to Chattanooga Stage three took us from Columbus, Georgia to Chattanooga, Tennessee. The trip for the riders was around 220 miles. It started off great with all four motorcycles running well. The riders were to meet at the end of the day at the...

Stage 2— Lake City to Columbus

Saturday, September 6, 2014 — Lake City to Columbus Stage Two — After a very short, and very wet night, the Cannonball organizers decided that it was too hard for them to ride from Lake City, Florida to Columbus, Georgia in a torrential downpour. Lake City is aptly named. The...

Stage 1 — Daytona Beach to Lake City

Friday, September 5, 2014 — Daytona Beach to Lake City Stage One — The ride started with a flourish, a bang and a sputter. The first run was from Daytona Beach to Lake City, Florida — a relatively short 140 mile ride. The four riders from “Team Vino” are: #11...