For the second day in a row we found Steve Alexander changing his very flat rear tire but his great sense of humor remained intact as he tried to get his 1913 Douglas back on its rubber in time for lunch while cracking jokes roadside.
Jeff Tiernan, a Cannonball alumni, started the day off in 6th place. "You know," Jef grinned, "I was surprised to see I was doing so well. I'm happy with that. In fact, I'd just be content to just stay in 6th place!" By day's end, however, Jeff's 1913 Henderson had managed to slide into 4th place slot. Each of the top five positions are held by prior Cannonball riders. In 16th place is Dave Holzerland on a 1916 Indian who joked that we can ever find him out on the road because he's just too fast. Dave is also a returning Cannonballer and he seems confident in his machine as he spends time visiting with others in the afternoon shade. Meanwhile, another 3 riders lost their rank, bringing the total of perfect scores down to 24.
Tomorrow our little herd of migratory beasts will cross into Missouri for a party on Water Street in Cape Girardeau after a 247-mile ride. Come on out, it's a guaranteed good time.
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