From:Chris Gans
Subject:RE: Cannonball Milwaukee Date:Wed Sep 12 10:38:08 2012
Response to:4262
Couldn't have missed you by much guessing by the length of the shadows. I got there about 7. They had the spare motor in the frame and were making adjustments. I had some trouble talking to people there as the music and announcer were so loud I couldn't hear myself much less others. It's that machine shop syndrome thing. Background noise is a killer to me. So when I talked to people they probably thought I was yelling. I couldn't tell. Lots of great bikes though.

We were at the Harley Davidson Museum yesterday to greet the Cannonball riders who arrived a bit late after being delayed on the Lake Michigan ferry crossing. The attached picture is of Doug Feinsod of California #18 swapping out an engine with his support crew Perry Ruiter. The Henderson 'wolf pack' support vehicle had problems around Wauseon, OH so Perry flagged down another support team vehicle and brought the spare Deluxe engine with him to Milwaukee. Big crowds all day at the museum and the Hendersons were a main attraction once the riders rolled in with a big Milwaukee motorcycle police escort. If you're anywhere near any of the stops along the way, make an effort to meet the Cannonball gang. Kudos to Mark Hill for helping to gather this great group of Hendersons!