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#9 Chris Tribbey

Caledonia, WI

1923 Harley-Davidson Model J

I have been an active motorcycle enthusiast since 1978. Since then I have racked up over 500,000 miles on two wheels and have owned 50+ motorcycles. I have been lucky enough to have ridden on some awesome trips: Alaska, Mexico, Australia, and extensively in Europe. I am by nature a competitive person and have enjoyed competing in some motorcycle events from Field Games to long distance endurance rides. From the first Cannonball in 2010 I have keenly followed along as a spectator. In 2012 when the Cannonball route came through Milwaukee and stopped at the H-D Museum I was there to welcome the riders to Milwaukee. Goosebumps the entire night as I mingled with the riders and their machines.  Fast forward to 2016 I made it to the stops in Bloomington, IN and Cape Girardeau, MO to support the riders.

In 2018 I rode my 1911 Excelsior single belt drive Model K. The 2018 Cannonball event was the hardest thing I have ever attempted. Proud to have finished the event with 2857 miles. So many memories and friends made that will live with me forever. Now with the 2020 Event we will be attempting a new challenge on these old bikes; riding north to south. I will be riding my 1923 model J this time. I hope to have fun and not push and pedal up hills. It will be great to have a transmission, chain drive, and a real brake this time!

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