If a well-developed mind can hold two conflicting points of view, then the Cannonball is, among other things, an opportunity for wisdom. It was an exercise in daily on-the-road mechanicking, surely not worth the investment of two months and thousands of dollars for the reward of a daily grind of pre-dawn rising, horrid coffee and [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
There are two types of people who ride the Cannonball: Mechanics, and those who can afford to bring one along. Sometimes the afforders are decent wrenches too, but hire even better ones: whizzes with side-of-the-road magic in their fingers, rewinders of magnetos, truck-axle crankpin makers. All such repairs were made on the first Cannonball two [...]Read Full Post | Comments(2)
Adventures in Sturgis Land Peter Jones takes a road trip to the Black Hills for the 2012 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
Photographer : Peter Jones
Full Story: 2012 Sturgis Rally Recap Alone on the road, leaving the verdant mountains of North Carolina, heading northwest some 1750 miles to the Mecca of motorcycling metal. This ridge is possibly the last hills I’ll see until the Black ones come into view west of Sturgis. Wrong. Very wrong. Ride the damn bike. I [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Cannonball 2010 is in the books. The cool breeze of the Pacific Ocean was a very welcome sensation to the 30-plus intrepid men and women who spent the last 16 days traversing our great nation on cantankerous machines from another time, often in blistering heat. The talk in Kitty Hawk was that maybe 25 percent [...]Read Full Post | Comments(3)