AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Cris Sommer-Simmons was fourth in the standings after Stage 9 of the 2016 Motorcycle Cannonball ended in Pueblo, Colo. Twenty-four participants are tied for first place. Today they are riding to Durango, Colo.
Sommer-Simmons slowly worked her way up the standings each day after encountering problems in Stage 4.
"It was over 100 degrees about 50 miles out," Sommer-Simmons posted to Facebook after Monday's ride. "This is not my kind of riding. [The] bike did good, [but the] rider is fried and off to bed. Thanks to our great crew for taking such good care of Effie [her bike] and I."
"Here's another future rider!" Sommer-Simmons wrote on Facebook. "She was so excited. She didn't even care that my seat was soaking wet."
The first 9 stages of the cross-country race covered 2,290 miles. The 90 riders left Sept. 10 from Atlantic City, N.J., each riding a motorcycle that is at least 100 years old. They will travel 1,014 more miles before arriving in San Diego, Calif., at the end of the event.
On Wednesday, Sept. 21, riders will head for Page, Ariz., on Stage 11 of their journey.
The race is held in honor of AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Erwin "Cannonball" Baker's record-setting 11-day ride in 1914.
For full results from Stage 9, visit www.motorcyclecannonball.com.
To view the detailed schedule for the ride, visit www.motorcyclecannonball.com/theroute.