Loose Cannons

Loose Cannons

Loose Cannons

Loose Cannons


All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy; Jill too. While we work hard, we play hard too. Don’t get us wrong, we’re not all athletes. That’s not what Loose Cannons is about. It’s about doing things together, as a team, that we might not try on our own. Year after year we go beyond where we thought we could, stretching our minds and bodies (and hamstrings) with extreme challenges.

You’re probably asking yourself, “Can I be a Loose Cannon?” That depends. What’s your capacity for challenge and excitement?

Want to climb the cable at Half Dome? Ever think of enduring 24 hours of extreme terrain and 128 degree heat in the Mojave Desert? How about coming along on a quick 200+ ride from Santa Monica to San Luis Obispo?

Just ask yourself: Do you want to just have a job or do you want to accomplish great feats, bigger than anything you could have imagined doing on your own. That’s what Loose Cannons is all about.

Loose Cannons Take On the Tour of the California Alps

Recognized as one of the premier cycling events in the West, the Death Ride took Loose Cannons through 129 miles and up 15,000 feet of climbing on the precarious five pass course.

With company president Mike Cannon at the helm, this year’s derring-doers included Larry Kraemer, John Evans, Jeff and Angie Spannbauer, Cara Martinez and her sister Meggie Elledge, Jordan Kehoe and his girlfriend Shaneis Malouff, Chad Engelskirger, and Jazz Gilbert.

The course challenges riders to traverse Alpine County up and down the following passes:
• Monitor Pass (Highway 89) 8,314 feet;
• Ebbetts Pass (Highway 4) 8,730 feet; and
• Carson Pass (Highway 88) 8,580 feet.

At the course’s completion, Loose Cannons ended their onerous journey at Turtle Rock just north of Markleeville, California. High-five Loose Cannons!

Bike Infrastructure Event A Success!

As bicycle enthusiasts, we support our fellow bicyclist through social and educational events in the communities in which we serve. From cycling through northern and central California, to hosting Gear Up Expos to teach others about safety and support local vendors. Take a quick look at this clip from a recent Bike Month Event.

Just try catching this Loose Cannon

Cannon’s Jon Mungcal is a motorcycle enthusiast. Don’t believe me? Here’s some proof: Thunderhill Raceway in Northern California. Mounted on a custom 2005 SPEARS Racing bike SV650, Jon takes the hairpin turns on this 15-turn course like a pro. Take a minute to see what it really means to go extreme!

March of 2013—Mark your calendars!

You’ve seen it on TV: Energetic celebrities and hordes of local volunteers working together to build a house for a deserving family—all in two weeks! Now you have a chance to take part in the excitement and fanfare as the Loose Cannons together with the Home Builders Association take part in the upcoming Blitz Build to benefit Habitat for Humanity!

Curious about how you can you get involved? We need volunteers of all sorts: from framers to finishers, cabinet makers to cheerleaders, donations of supplies or money to plain ‘ole do-gooders—we aren’t picky, just come out and help in any way you can!

Scheduled to take place in March of 2013, the Blitz Build is the first event of this kind to take place on the Central Coast—don’t miss out on making history and the difference in the lives of others! For more information, you can contact Liz Moody at LizM@CannonCorp.us or visit Habitat for Humanity’s website http://www.hfhsloco.org/.