The Evolution of My Writing
When it comes to my writing, it has evolved throughout the years. As I learn more about different vintage motorcycles and their history, my writings reflect this growing knowledge. This is why I was inspired to start writing "Cannonball Run 1919: A Transcontinental Motorcycle Journey" in 2015.
While purchasing a 1918 Indian motorcycle Powerplus 27 years ago, the owner shared that he had a diary written by the bike's original owner, his grandfather Erling J. Hangerud. I bought the bike and accepted the diary, with all of his photographs, which detailed Erling's journey from Portland, OR, to New York City with his cousin Fred (Fritz) Kunkel to the Cannonball Run, which is a yearly endurance event that is still held today. Just this year, 132 riders rode from Portland, ME, to Portland, OR. The event is scheduled to take place again in 2020. Then, every other year after that.