I saw an amazing thing!

Discussion in 'Bay Area Bikers' started by Timberwoof, Nov 25, 2007.

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    barb Guest

    barb, Nov 26, 2007
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    Seth Hammond Guest

    Shhhhh! You'll scawe away the wabbit!
    Seth Hammond, Nov 26, 2007
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    tomorrow Guest

    Please, don't! Just go for a ride and chill out. Don't you have
    anything better to do than hang out in multiple newsgroups, on
    multiple threads, trashing a motorcycle brand and/or other
    tomorrow, Nov 26, 2007
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    Outback Jon Guest

    I like seeing the squids near the shore in the summer.

    Shorts, t-shirt (or no shirt), sandals, and a full face helmet... WTF?

    "Outback" Jon - KC2BNE

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    Outback Jon, Nov 26, 2007
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    Seth Hammond Guest

    And if I didn't, what would people like you do?
    Seth Hammond, Nov 26, 2007
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    tomorrow Guest

    Just continue to ride and enjoy my fine motorcycles, regardless of
    brand, with fine, friendly motorcyclists who recognize that riding is
    more important that what you ride or what you wear while you ride.
    In fact, I must go now, and ride my fine Street Glide in the cold
    November rain. I'll be comfy and warm though!
    tomorrow, Nov 27, 2007
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    barb Guest

    barb, Nov 27, 2007
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    BrianNZ Guest

    Chicks dig scars? :)
    BrianNZ, Nov 27, 2007
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    Rich Guest

    Got that one the hard way. Was riding without face shield on the old
    back road from Solvang to the Ocean and got a bug in my eye. Had a
    couple of years of recurrent corneal erosion to deal with. The only
    good part of that was learning how well I could get around my house
    without eyesight.

    Rich, Urban Biker
    Rich, Nov 27, 2007
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    Rayvan Guest

    I'm going to install (yet another) $260.00 flange bearing in my
    neighbor's Valkarie.
    Rayvan, Nov 27, 2007
  11. That's not too difficult to explain if that shore is in a helmet-required
    state and one accepts that squids probably own only one helmet.
    Michael R. Kesti, Nov 27, 2007
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    tomorrow Guest

    .....onl oner helmet. But a really KEWL one!
    tomorrow, Nov 27, 2007
  13. That's no problem by me. Is it for you?
    Michael R. Kesti, Nov 27, 2007
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    Guzzisto Guest

    That was probably us. We were listening to Easy Listening music, too.
    Guzzisto, Nov 27, 2007
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    Timberwoof Guest

    I-280 northbound noonish? You passed me before the big downhill before
    the I-380 intersection.
    Timberwoof, Nov 28, 2007
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    Guzzisto Guest

    Welllll, maybe. Don't really recall the time. What were you riding?
    What color was the bike you saw? Mine's a black FLHTCUI (Full Dress E-
    Glide for you non H-D, non alpha numeric types). My wife would have
    had on her cool tan Guzzi jacket.
    Guzzisto, Nov 29, 2007
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    Timberwoof Guest

    The driver's seat of my red Honda Civic with dorky-looking reflective
    stickers on the back end, my roommate in the passenger seat, and bags of
    hockey gear in the back (not that you would have noticed).
    Yeah, that was you. :) Black helmets, IIRC.
    Timberwoof, Nov 29, 2007
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    Guzzisto Guest

    COOL! After years of being a non-Harley guy and planning on remaining
    so, I fianally "gave in" and acquired one. (Still have a couple of
    "geese" in the stable, though). One of my biggest conditions is that
    we don't look like typical yuppie dorks on the ubiquitous H-D. Figured
    the more safety gear we wore, the less chance of that happening, LOL!
    By the way, I really DO like the bike. Better than any big tourer I
    have had. I just have a hard time spitting out the phrase, "I have a
    Harley"! ;~)
    Guzzisto, Nov 29, 2007
  19. Hey, I think I remember having a few exchanges with you, during your
    pre-Harley, Harley-bashing days...

    Goes to show there's hope for even the most die-hard Guzzi fan. ;)
    Road Glidin' Don, Nov 29, 2007
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    Guzzisto Guest

    Hmmm, possibly. I will admit I was somewhat anti H-D in the past, not
    for any real reasons other than the "element" that took the brand over
    in the late 80s-early 90s. I have always admired the machines
    themselves, however. That "element" seems to have thinned out
    somewhat, as is usual for the "trend" crowd, and moved on to something
    else. Kinda like what they did to the price of cigars around the same
    time when suddenly it became chic to smoke them. Anyway, like I said,
    I really like the bike and I think even more so because I have had the
    experience of riding many other brands, so I have something to compare
    to. A lot of Harley riders I have come across have ridden nothing else
    so I always give (gave) their words little weight. To me, this bike is
    slow and sluggish but extremely comfortable and handles way better
    than I had imagined. I find my self in the slower lanes just enjoying
    the ride, and I could ride if for days on end, if only I didn't have
    to stop for gas and "other" reasons, LOL! But when I mention it's
    slowness to those who have nothing to compare it to, I get confused
    looks. To me, this is what a tourer should be. It's not for going fast
    and tearing up canyons. There are other bikes out there (even other so-
    called "tourers") to do that stuff. One reason I keep my Guzzis is
    because ocassionally I feel the need for a rough, basic, hoodlum-ish,
    fast-ish, kick in the pants type of ride. And yes, I DO like the looks
    and questions it commands at every stop,. ;~) My big Goose can handle
    the canyons with the best of the little guys, too!
    Guzzisto, Nov 30, 2007
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