Time to celebrate!  They made it to Carlsbad!!  Tomorrow as they all start home, it will be the time to relax and reflect on the journey they shared, the friends they made,  the country they saw along the way and the family they’re a part of… the Cannonball family.  It’s in their blood now and I’m sure the addiction has passed on to Justin and Jared, because I know Steve is completely hooked!   It’s pitting man against machine to accomplish this ENDURANCE Run.   It’s the realization that you built this beautiful machine.  It’s the fact that you start from boxes and boxes of parts.  It’s holding each and every part in your hand, not just once, but over and over.  It’s the completion of the build and hearing the motor start for the very first time to riding across the finish line.  It’s the tears streaming down your face because you have done what you set out to do.  It’s the whole range of emotions that you deal with beginning to end.  It’s what’s known as the Race of the Century.


Thank you Lonnie and Jason for a wonderful experience, for all your hard work, and for sharing it with our family.

One thought on “Addiction

  • Congratulations, Rinker Family!!!

    Although I’m not a motorcyclist, I first heard of the Cannonball 3 months ago when my brother started to “learn” how to ride that 1914 Henderson upon which he participated this year with all of you. “Learned” after riding for nearly 40 years…

    I followed – with a massive amount of admiration and emotion – the journeys of all of you for the past 16 days. Best wishes to you and yours for your continued success – from an old petroleum engineer to a couple of younger ones, as it turns out!

    Newly retired, I’m hoping Vern will participate again in 2018 and I’ll perhaps be able to meet you somewhere along the route then….

    Maureen Acres
    Ottawa, Canada


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