Sunday, April 22, 2012

Rick's Ride A:H

As a result of a Blogger / iPad glitch, this post devoted to Rick's ride self-destructed.

If you've already read this post and have come back, only to find that it's not quite what you saw the first time around, that's because it's not.

Rick Snyder set out on April 22, 2012 on the Scooter Cannonball run.  You will find numerous links to the 2012 Cannonball towards the bottom of the links on the right side of the page.

I exchanged some correspondence with Rick before his great adventure and I told him I'd be sharing the fun vicariously through Rick.

One way I did that was, like hundreds of others, was to compulsively visit the Official Cannonball thread on

Another way was to follow Rick's progress on the website that tracked the Cannonballers in real time.  I took a number of snapshots of Rick's epic ride which you will find below.

Perhaps Rick will one day provide some context for these screen shots.

In the meantime you can visit the ModernVespa thread and read Rick's posts.  His MV username is Scuterbrau.  There was quite a bit of drama as Rick stuck to Bill Dog like glue as Bill did battle not only with the epic ride, but more importantly with a raging staph infection in his left hand that ultimately led to emergency surgery and intravenous antibiotics on arrival at destination in San Diego.

It's a riveting true real-time story of human resilience in the face of adversity.

So here, without further editorial comment are the snapshots of Rick's ride.  Hopefully there won't be any further Blogger glitches interfering with this post.

A: April 22, 2012 at 10:30 a.m.:

B: April 22, 2012 at 6:45 p.m.:
C: April 23, 2012 at 12:37 p.m.:
D: April 23, 2012 at 6:07 p.m.:
E: April 24, 2012 at 3:57 p.m.:
F: April 25, 2012 at 6:27 p.m.:
G: April 28, 2012 at 4:07 p.m.:
H: April 30, 2012 at 11:03 a.m.:


Trobairitz said...

Go Rick go!

I think he will have a lot of fun on his adventure. Hope he has good weather.

Rick said...


I've got more memories than I could ever hope to get onto paper but I'm going to give it a shot. I'll write as I'm able. Thanks so much for your support. One of the things that made this ride so special was knowing that so many people were following along from home and urging us down the road.


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