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 5 Team American Iron

After too many days of messing with his bike Pat Simmons finally got to ride out of the start of Day 5 on his beautiful 1929 Harley JD. In fact he left before Cris Sommer-Simmons, Paul Ousey and Buzz Kanter could join him. But his ride ended up about an hour later with further mechanical […]

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, […]

Day 2 Motorcycle Cannonball Report Team American Iron

The day started off for most of us riders with alarms on our smartphones. The National Weather service issues sever flooding and thunder in the area. Our parking lot (a field next to the hotel) had more than 8 inches of standing water. We all geared up and braced for a tough ride, but then […]

Motorcycle Cannonball Update Day 1

The first day started pretty slowly with all the bikes (about 98) all lined up on the sand of Daytona Beach for a fabled “yardlong” photo by Michael Lichter. We arrived at 8 am an were barely finished by 9:30 a half hour before the first riders leave. We had reports of Ormond Beach motorcycle […]

Motorcycle Radio – Talking Motorcycles With Pat Simmons & Buzz Kanter

Our own Buzz Kanter was recently interviewed by Barry Boone on his radio show Talking Motorcycles at the start of the Motorcycle Cannonball in Daytona Beach, Florida. Also interviewed in that show is Pat Simmons, lead singer of the Doobie Brothers, rider on the 4 person Team American Iron, and husband to Cris Sommer Simmons […]

Team American Iron To Compete in 4,200 mile Motorcycle Cannonball Event

We want to wish our Adventure Power’s Team American Iron all the best luck when they leave Daytona Beach, Fl to ride over 4,000 miles to Tacoma WA this week. This portrait was done by lensman Jim Dohms the day before our team left from Daytona. Buzz is riding a 1936 Harley VLH we followed […]