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    Cannonball Run 2018

    I heard:

    Starting in Portland, ME Saturday September 8th, 2018

    Portland, ME to Portland, OR

    100 bikes to start, bikes to be on/before 1929. 16 days ?

    Go to: http://www.motorcyclecannonball.com/. For the real facts.

    I’m hope to catch a lunch stop.

    Charlie

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    I may ride down to the motorcycle museum to see them. A short day ride for me.
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    "September 10th - Lunch, Arkport Harley Davidson" - that's just a few minutes away from my house.
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    My buddy and I rode out to see the bikes come through Elko Nevada in 2014; interesting bikes and even more interesting people riding them. Most of the relics leaked prodigious amounts of oil once parked, except for the BMW’s

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    If the weather's nice, I may ride up to Mason City Iowa.
    Thought about Spirit Lake, but the lunch stop at Mason City may be better since it will give me time to return home before the deer are out at dusk.
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    Three stops in Montana; might be able to see them in Great Falls. The certainly will not need to worry about overheating in late September in northern Montana, and I hope they are prepared for strong winds in the GF area.
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    Day 2:

    The day from Keene, NH to Binghamton, NY has a “Pit Stop” at Hemmings in Bennington VT @ 9-10:30 am.

    Does anyone know of a “lunch stop” or other “break” location West of Bennington on that day ?

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    And they're off...

    Went to see the start this AM in Portland (ME). Great stuff, if you get a chance to see 'em come through I'd not miss it. Having photo issues, but among the Harley's, Indians, Nortons, Hendersons, an Ariel, a Brough Superior and others were four BMWs. Great show.
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    I went too. Here's a couple of photos. There was a surprisingly large crowd of non-participants in attendance. The red chaise lounge on wheels is a Ner-A-Car and it's only a 250cc.
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    There were several of these Indian Power Plus's. Note the complete lack of a front brake. I was chatting with one Indian rider and mentioned that without a front brake, I expected him to be one of the faster guys coming down out of the rockies. He agreed that that was a concern. Gotta love the fender ornament.
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    Another BMW hiding in there:
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    A number of the riders went for vintage attire as well. I think the guys in the indian sweaters are Shiny Kimura and his support team. Mr. Kimura is a noted custom bike builder. The second bike is a Brough Superior. Fairly sure that the rider is Paul D'Orleans, the guy behind the Vintagent web site. Paul has parlayed his web site into a great lifestyle where the gets invited to judge at famous bike shows and recently curated a bike exhibition at the Peterson Museum.
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    Thanks for the pictures and background

    Always fun to see how they progress across the country.
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    I wish I was riding in that!
    Looks like a helluva lot of fun!

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    They are up against it weather-wise.

    They are due in Arkport, NY on Monday around lunchtime. Forecast is for rain to begin Sunday night and continue Monday with 100 percent chance of rain on Monday and a local flood watch in effect. We could get one to two inches of rain...
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