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The Motorcycle Cannonball crossed the great Mississippi River this morning after a green flag start in Tunica at the Horseshoe Casino.  Many smiles as riders were greeted to completely clear, blue skies, something they haven’t seen in over seven days.  They were even happier to know that there was 0% chance of precipitation on today’s route of 243 miles ending in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. It just so happens that Rider #25 Scott Byrd is the Mayor of our host city tonight. Byrd, a veteran Cannonball rider was contacted almost 2 1/2 years ago letting him know that we will be coming through the area. Almost immediately, almost even without consent of the City Council said “weee in”!! Arkadelphia was a great host city, riders entered on Historic Main Street greeted by many locals to see exactly how their Mayor has held up during the toughest run on earth.  They treated riders, support crew, and staff to a great meal and even showered riders with gifts.  Next stop Texarkana Harley-Davidson for a Hosted Lunch and a celebration in downtown Nacogdoches, Texas for the end of Stage 13.  See you there!