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    Hi guys, it's been a long time since I posted anything. What I would like to know is...Are they going to spend the night in Springfield, or just stop for lunch? I'm in Hannibal Mo. and intended to go there to meet up with them, but it looks like I'm a day off. Anyway if they're going to spend the night, please let me know and I will head that way.
    Thanks,
    Runnlo

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    I've been enjoying Bill Wood's daily updates. The last one about walls of water and buckets of rain brought back many of my own biking memories. Oh misery! But you grit your teeth and keep going. What else can you do?

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    We thought yesterday might be the toughest day in the 2016 Cannonball ride after a deluge hit, hammering some riders unrelentingly for two hours. But today, we had to contend with severe storms, a dead sweep truck and a crash within feet of a Cannonball rider and support-team members. Fortunately, all our people are OK. Read tonight's post at: http://www.antiquemotorcycle.org/ind...t01returnid=97

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    I'm very much enjoying your posts and look forward to them every evening. I really appreciate the effort this takes, especially after a very long day helping with breakdowns. However, I'm on west coast time so the closer the swarm of bikes get to me the later (my time) you post the day's events. One more time zone and I'm going to be in suspense until morning, because it will be too late to stay up. Again, count me as a very appreciative reader.

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    this is turning out to be the toughest Cannonball yet. everybody stay safe out there
    Kevin Valentine 13
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    Fantastic up dates, thanks very much Bill, be safe and hope you are able to have fun too

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    Yesterday, Frank Westfall likely set a world record for longest distance riding a Henderson Four on just three cylinders. Check out all the Cannonball updates here: http://www.antiquemotorcycle.org/index.php?page=news

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    Those last two updates were eventful. I'm glad that crash wasn't worse than it was. The ersatz three cylinder Henderson showed true grit. I'm watching that belt/single Silent Great Fellow. They are ALL true modern motorcyling heroes.

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    The action shifted from the road to the parking lot today as team's rebuilt bikes during the Cannonball's one and only "Rest Day." See the update here: http://www.antiquemotorcycle.org/index.php?page=news

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    Default Making Haste Slowly

    Bill Wood wrote:

    "Dean Bordigioni, the guy ahead of him in the standings, actually sounded rather rested this afternoon after performing a bit of maintenance on his 1914 Harley-Davidson single. No Class I (single-cylinder, single-speed) motorcycle has ever completed every mile in the Cannonball, but Deanís belt-drive bike continues to defy the odds by putt-putting along, mile after mile, day after day."

    By design or by accident Dean Bordigioni and his 1914 Silent Gray Fellow have adopted the early H-D dictum of "Making Haste Slowly." In 1908 H-D advocated a philosophy of steady progressive improvements and movements--not the other kind. They used the same philosophy in competition. Walter Davidson dropped speed racing after 1907, and favored the endurance contest instead. While some guys turned these into races, wearing their machines and themselves out in the process, Walter kept a steady reliable pace that paid off in the end--just like Dean is doing.
    Last edited by HarleyCreation; 09-19-2016 at 11:50 AM.

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