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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.


Photo © Ian Schmeisser

The 2014 Motorcycle Cannonball is about to start. It runs from Daytona Beach, FL 3938 miles to Tacoma, WA. Friday, September 5th we will leave from the beach and begin our 17 day journey. 105 entrants are here, all on bikes built in 1936 or earlier.

This year there will be 7 BMWs among those 105. My entry will again be #52, which matches the model of my 1928 BMW R52.

I will be writing some blog posts here, but my friend Samantha will be doing most of the blogging. Last time I found it difficult to put up posts while the eent was going on, and this should allow us to get the news out in a more timely way.

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birdhntr's picture

Darryl, looking forward to following the race. Good luck to you and all the other riders. Just don't lean to far in the turns

Welcome to Daytona

Guy's picture

Great to see you're all in Daytona and made it through the inspection. Fingers and toes crossed here over the pond!

All the way this time!

George Nyktas's picture

Darryl,

I wish you the best of luck on this journey. You have a good team behind you and plenty of enjoyable roads and memorable days ahead of you.

George Nyktas
President, BMW Riders Association & Treasurer, Vintage BMW Motorcycle Owners

On your mark!

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Darrly,

Get set and GO!!!!
See you in a few.

Stan

Rain

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Darryl,

All those years in sunny Puget Sound will pay big dividens today.
Hejjy Hansen and RainX rule.

Stan

2014 Cannonball

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Darryl,

I wish you nothing but the best in this year's cannonball coast to coast event. I hope the engine refining and rebuilding on the R52 holds up well over the almost 4,000 miles and beyond. Someday I hope to join you and the rest of the adventurous and hardy riders, but I have to locate the proper machine first.

All the best,
Todd Trumbore

standings website

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Second go- Great Luck and ride safely!

rd 'n NH and AZ's picture

Have you diagnosed and solved the engine problems that plagued you in the previous Cannonball? If I remember the R52 wanted to shed one of its heads and head gaskets were a daily maintenance item. What has transpired?
Enjoy the ride.

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