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#669570 - 09/30/16 12:51 pm Cannonball Musings  
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So...how'd our British machines do in this year's Cannonball? Sunbeam, Norton, Triumph, and others?
The winning machines were all Harleys and Hendersons, I think.
The British machines, when made a hundred years ago, were their own market, but Harleys and Indians were built in the shadow of the Model T Ford. Big, unsophisticated machines, except for the luxury-market Henderson. Compared to a Sunbeam, a Harley looks agricultural.
The British bikes were built in a place where the climate is mild and villages 12 miles apart... and the American bikes were built for no or bad roads, and climate extremes.
I think that a British machine that finishes this event should be doubly applauded and rewarded.

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#669571 - 09/30/16 12:55 pm Re: Cannonball Musings [Re: old mule]  
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Here:
Sunbeam 21st
Norton 25th
Triumph 40th
JAP 45th

All the riders are super athletes on the Bert LeVack, Howaerd R Davies level, in my opinion.

#669587 - 09/30/16 2:56 pm Re: Cannonball Musings [Re: old mule]  
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Good results I think, this is a tough event by any standard.


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