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200: Riding A 1911 Excelsior Across America with Chris Tribbey

Show Date: 06/02/2018

Chris Tribbey

He will be riding his 1911 Excelsior Motorcycle from Portland, Main to Portland, Oregon in what is considered the most difficult antique endurance run in the world. The event is called the Motorcycle Cannonball.


Not according to Chris and a whole bunch of antique motorcycle enthusiasts. They will be riding everything from his 1911 Excelsior to Westfall’s 1914 Henderson and many more. With over a hundred or more cyclists riding across the upper U.S. Because the ride starts in early September and begins in the upper east coast and ends in the upper west coast the weather changes will be extremely difficult. The calculated the riders will have at least 12 hours of daylight, average around 250 miles per day and end up traveling over 3,750 miles.

Chris Tribbey with his 1911 Excelsior



The Motorcycle Cannonball route

Read Chris Tribbey’s log on how is preparing the bike.

Click here for more information about the Motorcycle Cannonball.