In 1914, E.G. “Cannonball” Baker completed the first transcontinental ride on a motorcycle.
More than a century later, riders on motorcycles at least that old are following in that pioneer’s tire tracks via the Transcontinental Motorcycle Cannonball Run IV.
En route from Atlantic City, N,J., to San Diego, this museum on wheels made Pueblo a pit stop for an evening of refueling, retooling and, if time allowed, R and R.
Monday, on the sidewalk in front of the Shamrock Brewing Company, more than 30 vintage bikes — some marking their territory with spews of oil and gas — were on proud display while their owners sampled the tasty wares inside.
Represented among this iconic exhibit were makes from Henderson, Indian, Thor, Excelsior, Maximus, Shaw and, of course, Harley-Davidson.
While some had been restored to within an inch of their pristine lives, others basked in their dignified rusted glory.
All are at least a century old, with the oldest dating back to 1904.