This past weekend (April 20th), I was fortunate enough to be able to spend time with some fellow Cannonballers. Jim Crain (#42), and Jimmy Allison (#59) invited me to come up to Jefferson, Texas, which is about 3 hours north from home, to hang out and watch the AHMRA (American Historic Motorcycle Racing Association) vintage motocross event at Diamond Don's. Jim and Jimmy are both from New Mexico, and are heavily involved in the vintage motorcycle world. For the races, both of them entered their BSA Gold Stars, which were beautiful and functional pieces of art.
|Jim Crain's BSA Gold Star--What a great piece!|
As I mentioned in an earlier post, motorcycles and wonderful people seem to go hand in hand. This premise was once again proven to be true on the weekend at Diamond Don's. The hospitality of Jim, Jimmy, and family was wonderful--I thank them very much for hosting this Texan. Us Cannonballers are a different group of people (someone wanting to run a veteran motorcycle across a continent MUST be a bit different, eh?) and the jokes/shenanigans that go on between us are unrivaled.
|Jimmy Allison's BSA Gold Star (Kind of a bad picture though!)|
|Jim Crain and his 1927 BSA S27 Deluxe|
|Jimmy Allison, #59 (1929 Indian Scout 101) on the left, Jim Crain, #42 |
(1927 BSA S27 Deluxe) in the middle
Confirmed Cannonballer #3
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