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I was fortunate to ride from Newburgh, NY (at OCC & the Motorcyclopedia Museum) to San Francisco with 70 1929 & older motorcycles 7-25Sept2012. Harley, Indian, Excelsior, BMW, BSA, Vilocette, Sunbeam, Henderson, and 14 countries were represented in the field too.

Won by repeat 2010 champion on the same 1913 single speed Excelsior. It was, as you can imagine, epic.
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... Harley, Indian, Excelsior, BMW, BSA, Vilocette, Sunbeam, Henderson ...

First, leave out the Excelsior and BSA then add AJS, Cushman and Douglas and this sounds a lot like the collection at the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum in Hood River, OR www.waaamuseum.org. The oldest bike there is a 1912 Indian, there's a 1923 Henderson, three AJS (1924, 1938, 1954), a 1938 Indian Four, a 1937 BMW w/ sidecar, several Velocettes including the last one to leave the factory upon bankruptcy (an LE Mk III), and H-D from 1918, 1927, 1933, 1942, 1949, 1953, 1972 and 2005. All but the 1918 and 1927 H-D run. The 1912 Indian was out and running in August, several of the Velocettes and AJS have done rides of several hundred miles, the 1938 Indian Four was ridden this past summer and I've ridden the 1923 Henderson, which definitely needs work!

As cool as all this is, your ride tops them. Congratulations! It had to be a gas!

KennyO
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Last year (?) when the run ended in Santa Monica I was able to see the bikes when they completed their trip. Unfortunately timing was off to run up to SFO this year. An absolutely amazing display of the capabilities of these bikes and their riders.

Well done, sir.

See you next time, I hope.

jdg
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Motorcycle Cannonball 2014 leaves Daytona Beach and ends in Tacoma, Washington ~ Sept 2014
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