Exhausting Day on Stage 12 Motorcycle Cannonball Adventure Power’s Team American Iron

Today was so exhausting I will make this report short as I am reasy to pass out and go to sleep. Stage 12 was one all Motorcycle Cannonballers would like to have skipped other than the cool photo we took on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Other than that it was too hot, too long and […]

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 10 Team American Iron Status

As expected, today was a tough one with all 4 Adventure Power’s Team American Iron Magazine leaving early in the cool morning air from Golden, CO. Paul, I (Buzz), Cris and Pat all were anxious to get up and over the steep mountains over Loveland Pass at nearly 12,000 feet. We knew we needed plenty […]

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 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, […]