Ping, Ping, Ping
When riding down the road and you hear that sound, you should probably stop and look to see if you’ve lost anything. Steve and Ziggy were riding behind the boys and heard that sound. No one stopped. And…….when they stopped at the next gas stop, sure enough, parts were lost…..off of Justin’s bike. His kicker gear and nut were what came off. So, since Jared’s bike was easier to push start, they took those parts off of his and put them on Justin’s until mile 230 for the day when Justin’s bike went eerily quiet. Yep! Bosch magneto number two went out and Justin was on the sweep. His mag just got too hot and quit. So, they switched it out to a Morris magneto even though it doesn’t have any retard or advance.
Here is Jared coming in first followed by Steve for full miles.
Ziggy checked his neck bearings and the brakes. He did general maintenance as did Steve. Steve also put his shin guards on since it was going to get cold and rain. What else do you willing get up at 5:30 am in the morning for knowing you’re going to ride in the rain and be cold all day? Only the Cannonball!!
Here’s the scenery from Sturgis to Billings through Wyoming and into Montana.
The guys were up and ready to go dressed for the weather that awaited them on the mountain.