Beautiful But Painful Stage 15 Motorcycle Cannonball For Team American Iron

Stage 15, the second from last day of the the Motorcycle Cannonball was tough for Adventure Power’s Team American Iron. It started out great with mild weather in the low 60s and all four team riders had a good start. As usual Paul and I (Buzz) rode off together. Pat and Cris also rode off […]

Stage 14 Motorcycle Cannonball Adventure Power’s Team American Iron

Stage 14 was all in Idaho and what a beautiful state it is. The weather sure was mixed today as we rode the 284 miles from Meridian, ID to Lewiston ID. We left in the pre-dawn darkness (many of the riders without headlights) in a mild 57 degree morning. Almost all the riders wore light […]

Stage 13 Motorcycle Cannonball Adventure Power’s Team American Iron Update

As hot, tough and totally terrible as the ride was yesterday, the ride today – our 13th day of riding from Daytona Beach, Fl to Tacoma, WA was welcomed by most riders. Pat Simmons and his wife Cris Sommer-Simmons celebrated they wedding anniversary by riding their old Harleys together in the cool air – at […]

Motorcycle Cannonball Stage 11 Team American Iron Successes & Problems

Stage 11 was wonderful and not. The night before team rider Paul Ousey and wrenches Steve Coe and Wheeze spent mopst of the night swapping engines in Paul’s 1925 Harley after he trashed the skirt of the front cylinder piston. At best they got 2 hours of sleep before Paul had to fire up and […]

Motorcycle Cannonball, Stage 9 Adventure Power’s Team American Iron

Today was one of the most challenging to date on the 2014 Motorcycle Cannonball riding from Burlington, Co to Golden Colorado with altitudes as high as 8,200 feet. All 4 Team American Iron riders started on time with Paul and Me (Buzz) pulling out ahead of many other riders in the coolish 50 degree temps […]

Day 8 Of Motorcycle Cannonball for Adventure Power’s Team American Iron

After a day off to rest and recover (and sort out of bikes) we headed off in 37 degree weather and dense mist for the longest day of the Motorcycle Cannonball ride – 313 miles PLUS a mandatory lunch stop from Junction City, KS to Burlington, CO. All the riders were layered up against the […]

Motorcycle Cannonball Day 7 Adventure Power’s Team American Iron

Day 7 is done and what a cold wet one it was. The date was 9 11 and I expect most or all of the riders had thoughts of those lost and their families and loved ones. All 4 Team American Iron riders pulled out of Sedalia, MO and heading for Junction City, KS – some […]

Motorcycle Cannonball Day 6 Adventure Power’s Team American Iron

Day 6 is over – and what a long one it was. 299 miles – many of them in pouring rain. Paul and I took off together while Cris and Pat rode with Scott and Sharon Jacobs- at least for the first few miles when Pat’s bike suffered more mechanical issues and pulled out for […]

Motorcycle Cannonball Day 4 Team American Iron

The stay started poorly. I woke up feeling dizzy and blurred vision. I felt out of balance and was concerned something was wrong. Turns out I was dehydrated from the day before, I drank a lot of water, some Gatorade and Paul made me a protein fruit drink. Within an hour I was feeling good […]

Motorcycle Cannonball Day 3 Team American Iron

Started out warm and dry. Paul (1925 Harley JE), Buzz (1936 Harley VLH), Pat (1929 Harley JD) and Jim Petty (1927 Indian Chief) rolled out together heading for almost 250 planned miles to Chattanooga, TN. Bright sun, mild breeze and great roads. But not all day. Lots of issues with getting Pat’s bike to start, […]