#9 Chris Tribbey
1947 Harley-Davidson WL
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. In late 2015 I was able to acquire a one-owner 1911 Excelsior Model K Single. 30.5 cu.in. engine producing four horsepower. The restoration process is continuing and I rode the bike in the 2018 Cannonball. Being selected for the 2018 event was a dream come true for me. I want to thank my wife Nancy who provides so much support in this monumental project (restoration) and encouragement to participate.
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. I was selected to ride in The Chase for 2019 and had a BLAST!. I will again be riding my 1947 WL Harley-Davidson 45 cu in three-speed with tank shift/foot clutch. Miles of SMILES!