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#50 Ted Walters

Sierre Madre, CA

1916 Harley Davidson

My name is Ted Walters and I am honored to be rider #50 in the 2018 Cannonball. I live in Sierra Madre, California and am an Engineer for the Sierra Madre Fire Department. In my spare time I like to work on 100+ year old old cars and now, motorcycles. Thank you for giving me this opportunity, and thank you to my wife Raquel for giving me her support.

I grew up spending most weekends in Wrightwood, California. As a 6 year old I would ride my Honda 50 and then transitioned to a bigger bike and dune buggy as I got older. I didn’t have a bike again for several years until the year my wife and I found out we were having twin girls and to celebrate I got a 2001 Harley Davidson Fatboy. I always wanted to replace it with an older bike and did that when I got the frame, motor and luggage rack (literally that was all) to a 1928 Harley Davidson JD. For the last 4 years I have been getting the parts and putting it together. However, I still wanted something older. Then, late last year I was able to find the body of the bike to go to the 1916 Harley Davidson motor I had displayed in my house as ‘artwork’. This will be the bike that I will put together and ride in the 2018 Cannonball.

I have already received a lot of support from other Cannonballers and it is great to feel part of the family.