Finish!

By now you realize that the event is over!  The 2014 Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run is history!  The event was won by Hans Coertse on a 1924 Indian Scout.  Congrats go out to him!

HOWEVER, Steve Rinker #7 on a 1936 Indian Chief named Rose,  is our winner back home!  He rode the entire mileage of the event and we are so very proud of his accomplishment.  Here’s a picture of him crossing the finish line in Tacoma, Washington! Read more

Things Are Starting To Get A Little Crazy

bandanasteveThis is the picture that Steve texted this evening after completing all of the miles in Stage 11, all 289 miles today, to let me know that he was in!!!! They were getting ready for the hosted dinner and   Parc Ferme’ at Legends Vintage Motorcycles in Springville, Utah. Thanks to them for tonight’s meal.  Also, the guys had a hosted pit stop today at Jeff Decker Studio.  Thanks to Jeff and his crew!

Good morning Utah

Good morninmorningcoffeeg, Utah.  Steve and Ziggy are ready to take on Utah today as they leave Grand Junction, Colorado and head to Springville, Utah for a total of 278 miles today.  As of yesterday, they have ridden all 2,425 miles to date and in the top elite group of only 32 riders who have accomplished this task on the 2014 Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run!

 

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If you can’t run with the big dogs (or should I say knuckleheads)…..

Steve says that he and Ziggy triumphed Loveland Pass at 11,990 feet.   With no guardrail, developing the shakes in  the cool, no cold air,  and the realization that those drops were 1-2,000 feet or more to the bottom, once they got to the top with no problem and riding like the wind, the pucker factor rating of about 7 (according to Steve) hit and they SLOWLY worked their way off the mountain and into Grand Junction, Colorado.    They did it!!!!  Others, didn’t even try and opted to trailer their bikes over the mountain just to save their bikes for the days to come instead of torturing their bikes with the climb. Read more

Views from the Road

Steve and Ziggy are still in the count of the 41 who have completed all the mileage again. Today’s fun included riding through the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, Pike’s Peak, the Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum and the David Uhl Studios to end the day, along with the start of the mountain views!  Thanks to both the Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum and David Uhl Studios for feeding the masses!

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Pike’s Peak almost into view

museumviewing L-R:  Dottie, Steve, and then Ziggy’s bikes on display in  Burlington, Colorado on Saturday evening  As of Saturday evening at the end of Stage 8, these are three of the only 41 bikes left that have endured ALL THE MILES in this Endurance Race!  Go Indians!

Getting the bikes warmed up Sunday morning  for today’s ride across the prairie and into Colorado Springs for a lunch stop at the Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum.  When I talked with Steve this morning he said that the bikes were running “Sweeeeet!”  The cool air and gorgeous weather are a much needed moral booster today after the previous days of riding.  They were looking forward to seeing Pike’s Peak! Read more

All Repairs Made Here!

Today was the rest, aka as “Fix it while you can” day on the Cannonball.  It also marks the last of the flat land. They will start their ascent into the Rockies over the next 9 days before ending up in Tacoma,Washington on Sunday, September 21st.
allrepairsmadehere

Steve texted this picture with the caption, “All repairs made here!”  Looking at it, I would say so.  They are not his boots, so I don’t know whose boots are getting an overhaul, but I assume that they need it as much as some of the bikes.  LOL Read more