Well today was a exceptional ride today. Beautiful roads, some of the best so far! My bike was running OK today, not perfect but getting the miles. Scheduled ride was from Tunica to Arkadelphia covering 240 miles.
I had some electrical issues at mile 161. Did what I could do and thought I had the issue fixed.
Received a lot of help from the Cannonball staff as I tried to fix the issues. And I did and was able to ride another 32 miles until the engine locked up. Not able to fix this on the road, so on the truck and trailer I went.
After getting in with 193 miles I started to look at the bike while still on the trailer.
And once back at the hotel I continued to look at issues.
After a good looking over and some input from experts, it was determined to be more severe than I wanted to tackle in a parking lot. I decided to drop from the competition and repair the bike in a clean non-rushed environment. So it’s the end of the road for me.
Anything can happen to any rider on any day or minute. I will stay with the event riding with another support team helping others as I can. A sad day for our team.
This has been a wonderful event and I am thrilled to be part of it. Thanks for following along.