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About the 2014 Motorcycle Cannonball

The 2014 Motorcycle Cannonball is an event where 105 riders, all on motorcycles built before 1937 will spend 17 days riding across the USA. Follow my blog as I ride my 1928 R52.

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100% humidity before the start of the race.

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Yesterday's go over

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Some photos

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Team Boxer Rebellion trailer

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TEAM BOXER REBELLION #52, 2014

Let me first introduce myself. I am Samantha Lucas and have known Darryl since 1997. I am an avid motorcyclist and have ridden all over the world, America, Europe, and India. Unfortunately I don't own a vintage bike so I am blessed to live vicariously through Darryl, his vintage exploits and Team #52.

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Riding the R52

As I mentioned in the comments in my previous post, I love to get people interested in what it's like to ride the R52. Most are quite intimidated, because the controls are so foreign to what a modern rider is used to. Even the clutch and front brake levers, which are in their normal places, pivot the wrong way.

Here's a picture of the most important rider controls:

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"Hopalong" Back Home

Sorry about the long delay in posting. I find it difficult to touch type from a reclining position, which has really been the only comfortable one I can stay in for a reasonable length of time right now. Getting around on crutches is difficult, especially as my house's bedroom and kitchen are on the second floor.

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Disappointment and an Apology

As I write this, I am lying comfortably in my hospital bed at Ukiah Valley Medical Center. I haven't yet seen the doctor this morning, but I assume that the surgery on my foot to insert a couple pins to stabilize the number 2, 3 and 4 metatarsals yesterday evening went well. I have not seen, but am told, that the R52 is in surprisingly good shape.

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A good day

Today Team Boxer Rebellion was back on track. And the route, from Klamath Falls to Fortuna, made it especially sweet. We travelled through some beautiful country from Klamath Falls to Medford, zigged and zagged around I-5 and the Rogue River, and then took US-199, a particularly scenic and curvy road from Grants Pass, OR to Crescent City, CA.

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