Darryl.Richman's picture

Lonnie Isam, the organizer, has been putting up information about the route on the Cannonball website. He has the first five days' route laid out so far, and it's worth reading if you want to understand where we're going and the challenges we're going to meet.

We still won't know the actual route we're riding until each morning. A number of people have asked me where we will be riding on a particular date, but other than taking a SWAG, I just don't know. OTOH, if you can be at the start or one of the events we will be attending, you are absolutely welcome to ride along. I think we will all enjoy the support!

Also, Lonnie has been letting out some information over on the Antique Motorcycle Club's forum, regarding the hotels we're staying at. So far, we know:

"Lonnie Isam" wrote:

We will be at the Doubletree downtown in Milwaukee. In [A]namosa, [IA,] we are at the Americinn and the Super 8, and in Spirit Lake, [IA,] the Inn at Okiboji, which is right on the lake.

The first night in Wellsboro, PA, will apparently be at the Penn Well Hotel.

We will also be attending events before the start (September 6) at the Motorcyclepedia Museum in Newburgh, NY. On September 10, we'll be at the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, and the following day at the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, IA.

We don't know yet where the grand finish in San Francisco will be. As I learn more about the specific dates and events I will update the blog.

In other news, two time Cannonballer Buzz Kanter has a partially torn achilles tendon, which will keep him in a cast right up until the start of the Cannonball.

And the youngest entrant, aged 19, Jesse Spellicy (#64), who was intending to ride a 1924 Henderson Special, will not be able to make it after he was badly banged up in an accident with a left turning car. Spellicy is part of a team from SUNY Canton's Powersports program that has spent the last year working on their Henderson as a class project.

Of course, I wish the best to both, and am particularly saddened about Jesse.

I also received some very nice photos from #62 Joe Gimpel (riding a 1929 R62) and saying that the bike is close to ready.

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What a Coincidence!

Marc St-Pierre's picture

Darryl; Susan and I booked our rooms in Newburgh & Wellsboro a couple of weeks ago. It turns out that we're booked in the same hotel that the Rally is meeting at; the Penn Well Hotel. We'll definitely be there to cheer you and the other BMW riders at your arrival.


It will be great to have you

Darryl.Richman's picture

It will be great to have you both ride along! As I mentioned, although I don't know what each day's specifc route will be, we are encouraging people to meet us where they can, and are welcome to ride with us.

--Darryl Richman
"Bling is not made in Germany" --OTL, 12/05

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