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Silver Lake 'Knuckleheads' begin cross-country Cannonball Run
Silver Lake 'Knuckleheads' begin cross-country Cannonball Run

Sometime early Friday three Silver Lake residents will begin a 4,500-mile cross-country motorcycle ride, beginning in Daytona, Fla., and ending in Tacoma, Wash., in two weeks. On vintage Harley-Davidson choppers. Built in 1936. On two-lane back roads. With no rear suspension. And no front brakes. And "suicide" clutches. The three men -- Sean Duggan and Craig Jackman, both 45, and Bill Buckingham, 47 -- are taking part in the third Cannonball Run, a coast-to-coast motorcycle tour limited exclusively to riders operating bikes built before 1937. Although the bikes can be modernized somewhat, with more contemporary electrical or braking systems, they must be powered by engines...

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