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Norm Nelson's Cannonball Run 2018

$9,600 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 60 people in 6 months
Created May 14, 2018
Be a part of the 2018 Motorcycle Cannonball Run by joining Team RS!

This team, headed up by veteran Cannonball rider Norm Nelson, has been one of the most successful teams in the history of the event. This year Norm will ride his 1911 Reading Standard 3400 miles across America, from Portland Maine to Portland Oregon. The historic ride will take 15 days, with a rest stop in famous Sturgis, South Dakota.

It takes a tremendous amount of planning, building, testing and funding to prepare the motorcycle, rider and support team for this extremely challenging event. Norm will ride his 107 year-old, 6 horsepower, single speed bike from coast to coast using his extensive experience, skills and determination in a competition with motorcycles from all over the world. While the ride is complex, the goal is simple. Norm is planning to win.

With a top speed of about 48 miles per hour and fuel capacity of just 2 gallons of gas, riding the 230-pound Reading Standard in the Cannonball is a difficult assignment. With three previous Cannonball Runs under his belt, however, Norm is more than up to the task.

Norm has assembled a stellar road team to support his efforts. Jack and Sheila Wright from Conyers, Georgia will serve as support vehicle drivers and technicians. Chief Technician is Walt Brown of Jacksonville, recently retired from a career with Mercedes-Benz.

Behind the scenes are Steve Pennington of Ormond Beach, an outstanding fabricator, machinist and technician who was key in preparing the motorcycle for the Cannonball. Billy Lane, Ken Porter, Joe Gimpel and Jason Sims have all been involved in the extensive machining and fabrication operations to prepare the Reading Standard for the difficult competition. All are from the greater Daytona Beach area and are unmatched in their talents and expertise.

Reporting on the daily progress of Norm’s ride will be Rob Goetz. An experienced Cannonball reporter. Rob’s updates are as entertaining as they are informative. All team members will receive his email reports each day of the Cannonball.

The team will only be complete, however, when you join us. Although there are numerous volunteers already on the team, there are still extensive expenses involved in this complex undertaking. 

It costs about $20,000 to compete in the Cannonball, and I am asking my friends and supporters to contribute toward that amount by joining us on Team RS.

$25 - You will receive daily email updates during the Cannonball.

$50 - Updates plus a custom Team RS cap.

$100 - Updates, cap and custom Team RS T-shirt.

$250 - Updates, cap, T-shirt and embroidered Team RS polo shirt.

PS. Be sure to give me your shirt size in the comments box.

Whatever you can give to support Team RS and our Cannonball Run is very much appreciated. It's going to be a big challenge and a lot of fun!
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Norm is on the road! The Cannonball is underway and Norm is doing fine. There was a rain delay, but they will be back on track tomorrow.

Thanks to everyone for your support. Your help has most definitely been greatly appreciated.

We are now closing our campaign for 2018. Keep following Norm as he heads for a perfect score in Portland!
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We are missing some email and mailing addresses. When we email you, it is a blind system and we do not see your email address. Also, in order to send you a cap or shirt, we need your home mailing address. Please email us this information to receive updates and rewards. If you have already done so, thank you!
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We are missing some email and mailing addresses. When we email you, it is a blind system and we do not see your email address. Also, in order to send you a cop or shirt, we need your home mailing address. Please email us this information to receive updates and rewards. If you have already done so, thank you!
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I just realized that GoFundMe does not capture your mailing address, so please email it to me along with your shirt size.

Thank you
William Robinson
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$9,600 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 60 people in 6 months
Created May 14, 2018
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