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Sunday, 2 June 2013

Friday bike

A bit of a cheat here. I hadn't actually thought about this week's bike, but I saw a post on the Sometimes Nothing...  blog (over there --->) about this bike.

It's an 1929 Indian 101 Scout owned by Josh Wilson of Norfolk, Virginia, USA. What's unusual about this bike is that Josh bought it on Craigslist (a US based advert website), rebuilt it, then took part in the 2012 Motorcycle Cannonball. All in a period of 6 weeks!
I've mentioned the Cannonball before, it's a 4,000 mile (c. 6,000 km) ride across the US for pre 1930 motorcycles.

It would be a difficult enough trip on a modern bike, but on one built before 1930, that you'd just bought and rebuilt - that takes a certain daring!
We in Europe don't always realise just how big the US is. I plotted the route from my house to Tehran, Iran and that's about 200 miles (320 km) shorter than the Cannonball!
Found a video of Josh on the Run - what a cool guy!

******* UPDATE ***********
Found a forum with details of the rebuild.

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