Jared and I are very excited for the opportunity to compete in the 2016 Motorcycle Cannonball. We are identical twin brothers who grew up around Indian Motorcycles. At a young age, we developed a passion for antique motorcycles while helping our Dad and Granddad (Buck’s Indian) work on the old bikes. We traveled with our Dad and Granddad all over the country finding and buying the old motorcycles and attending various AMCA swap meets. At fifteen years of age, we helped our Dad restore a pair of 741 Indian Scouts. We then learned how to ride them and obtained our motorcycle licenses with these Scouts. Jared and I enjoyed taking these bikes out on rides together, while occasionally riding them to high school. Then, a couple years after graduating college, we each restored an Indian Chief. From 2009-10, Jared and I restored a 1947 and a 1948 Chief while living and working in same town (Canton, OH).
We have always been Indian motorcycle enthusiasts who not only enjoyed working on the old bikes, but also riding them. For example, Jared and I took our Chiefs and competed in the 2011 Great Race in Yosemite, CA. This was the first “Great Race” in the United States. We have always been up for adventures on the amazing Indian motorcycles, and this is why we are extremely excited to participate in the 2016 Motorcycle Cannonball. This will be our first time participating in the Motorcycle Cannonball, and we intend to complete this race as a team. We will be taking turns riding the same machine on alternating days. Jared and I will be riding a 1916 Indian Powerplus that we will once again build with our Dad. We are extremely excited to share this adventure with our Dad and Granddad, and look forward to the journey that begins in Atlantic City in 2016.