The first miles of the 2018 Cannnball consisted of a 10-mile ride to Bug Light Park in Portland to stage for the offical group photo taken by Michael Lichter. Crowds gathered to watch the procession of 106 motorcycles squeezing in tight to pose for the Colorado photographer. Immediately afterwards, anxious riders lit out for some local sightseeing and the typical Cannonball chaos began. In the scant 10-miles of coastal cruising, 10 bikes broke down. Machines were trailered back to the hotel, wrenches broke out and the work to get the bikes road worthy got serious before the welcome banquet later in the evening when founder Lonnie Isam, Jr. was celebrated. Portland’s Big Moose Harley-Davidson will be the sight of the green flag send off tomorrow morning at 9:30 am. Everyone is invited to come out and cheer the riders on as they embark on the first leg of their 16-day journey.