2016 Cannonball Race Of The Century. Stage 8 Results.

45-jon_i7d8791(with the contribution of Felicia Morgan)
Nobody on the Cannonball ever wakes up and says, “You know, I think I’ll call in sick today.” Even when it rains; which it has. Or when it’s hot; which it has been and will be again. Or when the horizon seems unobtainable since, well, that is the best part, after all. The Cannonball is an endurance run and the route is tediously mapped out with that in mind. From the starting line in Atlantic City on the boards of the oldest boardwalk in the United States to the rickety old planks of the Wabash Bridge-also known as the Cannonball Bridge- and on to the Boot Hill area of Dodge City’s cowtown, the Cannonball’s international pack of riders have been steeped in historic landmarks. Which, considering they are riding antiquated time machines of their own, is only fitting.

Saturday was a mellow day in both mileage-184 miles- and in terrain and temperatures and the day served to kick off the anxiously anticipated day of rest on Sunday which will be spent preparing for the next leg of the cross-country run. By Monday riders should have caught their breath and be ready to hit the Colorado passes with a brave heart. With the 11,000-foot Wolf Creek Pass in sight on Tuesday, they’re gonna need it.

5 Responses to “2016 Cannonball Race Of The Century. Stage 8 Results.”

  1. 1 chicagojohn Sep 18th, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Go Jersey Jon go!

  2. 2 Tom Keefer/ Franklin Church Choppers Sep 19th, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Nice job Frank Westfall, keeping up.

  3. 3 Tom Keefer/ Franklin Church Choppers Sep 19th, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Damn spell check, Keep it up Frank!!

  4. 4 Septic the Sceptic Sep 20th, 2016 at 5:29 am

    Doc and Dawn should be getting double points for their outfit. Or just Dawn’s outfits. Yowzah.

  5. 5 BuzzD Sep 20th, 2016 at 8:07 am

    after riding 350miles mol around Wi yesterday, come home rather damp wanting to complain a bit but then remember Fat Dog Racing(and lot of others) doing 200+miles on an 1915 Boardtracker just to do it and backache disappears rather quickly!
    Hats off to the Cannonballers!

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