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Cannonball 2012 Finish

September 24, 2012

The guys rolled into San Francisco yesterday to finish their trip across the USA.  Many tired bikes and tired blokes, but smiles all around.  The local clubs met the C’ball in Marin and escorted them down to Dudley Perkin’s with a partial police escort too.  It was great to see my old friends.


cball lineup

There’s a crow.

 Shinya Niimie

Shinya and Niimie



Many of the bikes had neat junk on them.  Here is Mike Wild’s horn.  The story is that it emits a sound that either scares away moose, or is a moose mating call.



Doug’s bull




oil can



Janus?  Among other things, he is the god of endings, and so  is appropriate for this big Cball finish.



Dave’s finger


vils and decker

Vils and Decker.  They really had WAY too much fun riding two up….







Chris and his almost Invincible JAP

 gg bridge

7 Comments leave one →
  1. September 24, 2012 9:18 am

    Congratulations to all of you .. You all should be full of happiness, I wish all of you to be full of health and give appointment to the next.

  2. John Erickson permalink
    September 24, 2012 9:25 am

    Awesome, just awesome. I dream of entering this one day. It probably won’t happen, but I’m the eternal fan of coast to coast vintage cannonball runs. Nice pictures!

  3. September 24, 2012 10:37 am

    Looks like Vils dropped acid before he chose his jacket. Heheheheh. Go Knoop/finisher. All others a big thanks for the show and I’d love to know about everthing that broke. Thanks again, Paul Venne

  4. September 24, 2012 10:41 am

    Gooooo too Shinya/Niimie for stickin to it. Do all Indians have these problems? Write a book. Thanks again, Paul Venne

  5. john quirke permalink
    September 24, 2012 1:03 pm

    Well done Pete thanks for making the world a smaller and nicer place to be. John

  6. Anonymous permalink
    September 24, 2012 2:33 pm

    Great to see Chris and the Invincible JAP from Australia at the finish – even though the sidecar wasn’t in the photo. Congratulations to all the competitors.

  7. Alan Comfort permalink
    September 24, 2012 4:22 pm

    Great photos and it is good to see that a Velo at least made it part of the way.
    Alan in Vancouver

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