For the veteran riders, seeing the beach and coast at the end of Stage six today feels like what should be the start of the Motorcycle Cannonball, but for this event we have deviated from the norm of travelling East Coast to West Coast. Nonetheless after being on the road now for six days it almost feels like a small miracle that you can see in riders as we have arrived in Myrtle Beach.
The day started with 76 riders on the start line in Danville, Virginia. There have only been a few riders that have experienced catastrophic failures and unable to continue the journey. And there are still people in the pits working feverishly to get back into the race.
Judging by the reaction of the riders, today’s route was a peaceful welcome after the grueling elevation and twisties that they endured yesterday. Today’s route was beautiful country and small rolling hills with only elevation changes of about 500 feet. Riders are finally getting more settled in and figuring things out as sweep trucks were relatively quiet and only picked up five bikes over the course of today’s 265 mile route. Tomorrow’s route of 260 miles takes us into Spartanburg, South Carolina where we will be welcomed by the Legends Chapter AMCA and The Wicked Wrench.