September 24, 2014 -
FOUND!!!! Social media pulled through! Yes the 4-bikes have been found! There are now 4 very Happy Cannonballers who have their bikes back. (I personally spoke to Big Swede, one of the 4 and he was clearly ecstatic!) Thank you to everyone here and all over the internet who reposted and made this happen. There are surely tens of thousands of happy social media supporters, reposters, bloggers… that will be excited this worked. The trailer and 4-bikes were found in Seattle in an alley near the Old Rainier Brewery by a worker who recognized the trailer from a Facebook post. The whole lot was apparently ready to get shipped overseas. The truck was abandoned elsewhere.
NOTE: There are is still a missing 1928 Harley JD parts bike, bins of spare parts, tools and riding gear, so be vigilant and on the lookout. These can appear at swapmeets, Craigslist… just about anywhere.
Original Post from September 23rd below:
Please pass on this information to anyone you know in the Northwest. These bikes were part of the Motorcycle Cannonball Run and are a priceless part of our motorcycle heritage.
STOLEN BIKE ALERT
By Michael Lichter
$20,000 REWARD! PLEASE HELP in the recovery of 4-Motorcycle Cannonball bikes, their support truck and trailer. They were stolen from the parking lot of the Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Washington Monday night (Sept 22.). Keep your eyes out for any of the following.
1919 Harley Davidson J, Mississippi Antique License Plate #9620, MCR (Motorcycle Cannonball Run) #54
1926 Harley Davidson JD, Texas Antique License Plate #BDKX4, MCR #73
1931 Harley Davidson VL, Texas Antique License Plate #BFGR3, MCR #76
1928 Harley Davidson JD, Texas Antique License Plate #BFGV2, MCR #99
Truck – dark grey 2001 Ford F250 with Motorcycle Cannonball logos on the front doors Texas License Plate #89LBC7
Trailer – 2007 Doolittle 16 foot enclosed grey trailer with 4 windows and a large Motorcycle Cannonball logo on the rear door Texas License Plate #41968M
A $20,000 reward is being offered for the safe return of the machines and support vehicle. If you see any of these machines, call 911 immediately.
If you have any information that may help, please contact any of the following -
Jon Neuman – 214-850-6910 – email@example.com
Buck Carson – 936-239-6615 – firstname.lastname@example.org
David Lloyd – 901-277-7710 – email@example.com
Mike Carson – 281-705-5634 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Please spread the word through your friends and to any networks of Motorcycle Shops and Motorcycle Groups like HOG. Repost this message and all the photos anywhere you can.
Just got a call from Pete Fisher of Powroll and he said Tom Street mentioned wanting to do something for Powroll’s 50th Anniversary.
I’m sure some of you know Tom puts on a pretty big shindig at his place every year. Festivities include slot car racing, good food, and blowing stuff up. He and Pete agreed it would be the perfect venue to get Powroll folks together again.
So anyone who worked for the big 4-stroke performance icon over the years is welcome to join the festivities
When: July 26th, 10am – ??
Where: Tom Street’s House,
64759 Old Bend Redmond Hwy
Bend, OR 97701-8438
What to bring: Side Dish and your favorite beverage(s).
Any questions, call Pete Fisher at 541-388-2135
“Photos, get ‘yer photos here! Hot off the presses!”
Skilled photographers abound, and lucky for us, plenty of them showed up at the event! If you have photos posted, we’d love to add a link to your shots here. Either send me an email at email@example.com, or leave a link on our Facebook page.
Pam Falcioni: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ducatisti/sets/72157644089937509/
Kurt Windisch: https://www.facebook.com/kurtwindisch/media_set?set=a.10202393620581042.1073741854.1208930420&type=3&uploaded=19
Pam Falcioni: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ducatisti/sets/72157644172050048/
Trials and MX
AHRMA NW: http://www.ahrmanw.com/2014_event_images.htm
Excellent day of Trials competition, lots of great rides! Thanks so much to the multitudes of volunteers who make this all possible. We couldn’t do it without you!
More photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ducatisti/sets/72157644089937509/
It’s deer migration season here in the high desert, which means tons of large and generally stupid four-legged roadblocks will be greeting you as you leave Hwy. 97 and head in to the ranch.
Ironically, you won’t have to worry about cows on the Ranch.
Of course they are usually on the roads during the times of day when visibility sucks – early morning and early evening.
Also keep an eye out for our mouflon sheep (called “shoats” by the locals because they look like a cross between a sheep and a goat). They are usually smart enough to stay off the roads, but they’re a bit unusual and fun to spot.
The RV Park down at the Ranch is offering special prices for the event – to get these prices be sure to say you’re with the event when making a reservation.
CRR RV Park
14875 Hayes Rd.
Crooked River Ranch, OR
Special Event Prices:
Full Hook-up $30+tax
Dump and water fill-ups are free!
An 11-mile stretch of US Hwy 97 between Bend and Redmond is being repaved, and workers will be on the job the week of the event. Paving will be done at night from 7pm to 7am Monday-Friday, and 8pm to 7am on Sunday.
Traffic will be limited to one lane in each direction during paving operations, although delays will most likely be minimal.
Those of you traveling up from the southern regions will probably be the most affected since many of you will arrive on Friday evening. Although alternate routes are available, 97 will most likely still be the easiest and quickest route even with one lane closed.