Two minutes to spare – that’s what Steve said. He and Jared raced to the finish to make it in tonight with just two minutes to spare. They both made it in with all 152 miles. Ziggy arrived after them and he got counted for all 152 miles as well. It was an outrageous day leaving Atlantic City with the crazy traffic, but it’s in the books and the crew looks forward to tomorrow’s ride which will stop at the Greater Cumberland Airport at noon and then travel on to Morgantown,
Well Karson, you should look for your daddy somewhere about 85 miles outside of Atlantic City, NJ! Clutch issues plagued Justin early on this morning, but he thought he got it ironed out. However, 85 miles into today’s 152 mile ride found him along the highway waiting on the chase trucks, aka “the bus of shame.” So buddy, that’s where he spent most of this afternoon.
Steve hadn’t called yet this evening so I assumed they are still busy with last minute prep for the first day of the ride, getting everything just right, the plans for breakdowns, saddle bags double checked -OR- rally map problems. Well, I texted him a goodnight and good luck on tomorrow’s run and got this pic as his response. Apparently, Rally Map 102 is in full swing and I will hear from them tomorrow. Practice makes perfect, so it may take a little while for them to ge
I was in the museum this afternoon showing the bikes to a couple that had stopped in when I got a call from Steve. He told me I needed to go to the shop and call him back when I got there so he could tell me where to get his metal box of allen wrenches. He forgot them and said that I must bring them with me to Morgantown on Sunday!!! So, I made it to the shop and gave him a call back. He’s pretty touchy about his tools and whenever I or anyone else helps him in the shop, t
This afternoon the boys worked on spit-shining this bikes and making sure their tool rolls and saddle bags were packed with just the right stuff for tomorrow’s ride which will take them a total of 152 miles from The Boardwalk at Harry’s Oyster Bar, Atlantic City, NJ to the Best Western in York, Pennsylvania. They have a scheduled stop for a hosted lunch at the Chesapeake Harley-Davidson in Darlington, Maryland. Now, off to the rider’s meetings and opening banquet for their f
Today’s pre-race activities included a lesson in rally maps. For Buck’s Indian, the master is Dick Jones. He has cut, taped, highlighted, rolled and fixed hundreds of pages of directions for the last two Cannonballs. So, he gave Justin and Jared a lesson in what to expect for the next two weeks. They were going on the scheduled practice rally map reading run this morning to make sure that they could follow directions according to Cannonball!
We made it in yesterday, and today all 4 bikes passed tech inspection. Here is the view out mine and Justin’s hotel room. The Atlantic Ocean looks good, but I can’t wait until the moment we lay our eyes on the Pacific!
Dad sent me this pic today. It’s a pack of Indian Power Pluses in Romney, WV, about to be Altantic City bound! Bikes in order of front to back: Doug Wothke #88, Jared Rinker #37, Ziggy #91, Steve Rinker #7, Justin Rinker #6. Cali and Lexi are all loaded up and ready for the trip!
It’s official, Dad called me today and said that other than some “fine tuning” he was done! What started in October 2014 (right after the 2014 Cannonball) as building 2 – 1916 Power Plus Indians later turned into building 3 of them. This is quite an accomplishment. Most Cannonballers put everything they got into building just one bike, but not my Dad. He built 3 (with a little help from Justin and I). This is going to be an amazing adventure with my Granddad, Dad, and bro
2016 Cannonball We are honored to be a part of something very special. A true Century Race, the 2016 Cannonball. All riders are required to have a 100 year old motorcycle. Only 1916 and earlier machines are allowed to run in the 2016 Cannonball and only 100 riders were chosen to participate in this historic endeavor. On Saturday, 10 September, 2016 we will depart Atlantic City, New Jersey and travel 3,400 miles across America to end up in San Diego, California on Monday, 26 S