The Motorcycle Cannonball proceeds apace with mechanical carnage and great celebration. In the first 3 days of the ride, nearly half the machines have had mechanical ‘issues’, and a few have missed whole days, or two, or three! Yet their intrepid/mad riders do their best, as we’d all rather be riding than wrenching in a grassy field, parking lot, or borrowed workshop. A few of the teams brought mobile machine shops, and are taking care of business on theirs, and a line of customers who needed a bit of help!
Sunday saw the gang rolling into a huge reception at the Harley Davidson museum, with thousands of bikers lined up on the capacious Milwaukee grass. As the Team Oily Rag/Vintagent Velocette KTT is waiting for camshaft help, it gave Paul d’Orleans and Susan McLaughlin a chance to take some collodion/wet plate photographs, which are reproduced here for ‘Oily Rag’ magazine.
Stay tuned for further development… and more bad puns…
- Paul d’Orleans