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    Had one of the best days yesterday in Nacogdoches, TX when the riders of the Motorcycle Cannonball Race rode in to town to spend the night. For those of you who aren't familiar with this race, motorcycles must be 1929 models or older. They ride 250 to 300 miles per day and use back roads exclusively. This year the race started in Sioux St. Marie, MI on Sept 10th and will end in South Padre Island, TX tomorrow. There are over 80 riders from all over the world. I saw a 1915 Norton, a 1917 Harley, many Excelsiors, Hendersons, Indians, both V twins and inline fours, even a Ner-A-Car. We have all seen examples of these machines in museums but to see them being operated on the brick streets of Texas' oldest town and hear them running creates an entirely different and exciting experience that will last a lifetime. When they arrived they were directed to the downtown square where they were parked for two hours so we could look them over and talk to the riders and support crews. Then we watched as they were started and ridden off with their exposed valves hammering and oil dripping and open exhaust pipes smoking and filling the air with that distinct aroma and sound. A day to remember!

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    I saw them several years ago here in Tacoma, Washington. One of their trailers was stolen with a bunch of bikes inside at the hotel, DK if they ever recovered it. A motley crue for sure.

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      A couple years ago they had an overnight stop in Anamosa IA and stopped at the motorcycle museum. I wanted to ride up and watch them come into town. But something came up and I didn't get there. I keep watching the routes to see if they come near here again.

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        What a hoot !!
        I love the smell of smoked pork in the morning !

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          Wow ................

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