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Photo Blog: Motorcycle Cannonball 2016, September 17–18

By Felicia Morgan

Dodge City, Kan., Sep. 18—Stage 8 was a nice short day for the 67 Cannonball riders who took the green flag on Saturday morning. The group covered 184 miles of level Kansas blacktop before rolling into a hero’s welcome in Dodge City. The weather was beautiful and the dinner hosted by the city was more than appreciated by the road-weary travelers as they looked forward to the only day off during their 16-day journey across America. Sunday was spent wrenching and working on making ready for the next 1,528 miles of the 3,304-mile adventure.

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Monday morning will have the riders saddled up to face the high heat predicted across Kansas before crossing into Colorado for an evening finish in Pueblo. Engine failure could be a problem with the higher temperatures since heat is not a vintage motorcycle’s friend, but the higher elevations of the Rockies will also be a problem on Tuesday. It’s about to get real, folks. Stay tuned…

View the Stage 8 below, and click here to download the full Stage 8 results.

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For daily updates stay tuned to Thunder Press or visit the Motorcycle Cannonball website at www.motorcyclecannonball.com

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