A couple of weekends ago I went to the west of sweden, Halland to be precise, to participate in this years Cannonball Scooter Race, aptly named "Go West" this time.
For those of you who have no idea what a Cannonball Race is I advise you to google it. Or even better - have a look at the classic (well, that's one word for it at least) movie The Cannonball Run starring amongst others Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore and Farrah Fawcett. Then just imagine that they were riding italian scooters instead.
I won't bore you with details of what went down, and instead just settle with saying that it was a great weekend. Lovely roads, even lovelier people, beatiful scenery, interesting assignments, great weather and quite a few breakdowns (as it should be).
If you want to see some more pictures you can do so here.
Waiting to take off.
Hanging out in the sun.
Everything from total restorations to rustorations participated.
My teammate Mats (you compete in pairs during a Cannonball Race) fixing a flat tire on his TV175 series 2 in the middle of...well, somewhere.
Two of our competitors striking a pose at one of the checkpoints.
Song of the day:
Ray Charles - Hit The Road Jack