Author Topic: Mandello Anniversary stuff..(then the trip)  (Read 7035 times)

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Mandello Anniversary stuff..(then the trip)
« on: June 25, 2022, 02:10:52 AM »
The prospect of leaving soon for Mandello is starting to feel very real..
My Norge is now safely tucked away in the warehouse in London on the trickle charger and I’m getting regular updates on how things are going.
My friend Francois who lives in Paris, has blocked out one week and I will be meeting up with him at his apartment on the morning of the 7th, it is later than first planned but we will travel directly from Paris to Mandello and meet up with the people who have offered us our accomodation.
Who knows who I might bump into from the WG community..? :wink:
Also I went for the final fitting of my jacket today and it looks like this..








The script is not straight as you can see, but it has not been stitched yet and clearly the collar needs doing and some other bits, but it’s getting there.
When I get to Mandello, I will throw the jacket into Lake Como and complete a lap in the warm air to dry it..
That will serve as a christening of sorts.
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Re: Mandello stuff
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2022, 06:53:32 AM »
Looking foreword to following the trip with you Pete 👍

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Re: Mandello stuff
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2022, 08:57:30 AM »
So many nooks along the shore to dunk.
You could find a priest to say a few words at the christening.
Throw some water on the Norge too.  You already did that, didn't you.

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Re: Mandello stuff
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2022, 09:40:44 AM »
Great idea dunking the jacket in the lake.  Can never be cleaned again.
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Re: Mandello stuff
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2022, 09:40:44 AM »

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Re: Mandello stuff
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2022, 12:09:08 PM »
Great idea dunking the jacket in the lake.  Can never be cleaned again.
Yes, I thought it would be rude not to.

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Re: Mandello stuff
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2022, 12:31:21 PM »
Being dunked in Lake Como will stay with the jacket no matter what else happens to it. I expect it will be a good jacket for a long time. :thumb:
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Re: Mandello stuff
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2022, 02:59:09 PM »
Wow!  That is a beautiful jacket!  And, YES a dunking in Lago di Como is appropriate!  Enjoy your trip...
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Re: Mandello stuff
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2022, 08:12:17 PM »
Looking foreword to following the trip with you Pete 👍
Thank you Dan as always.

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Re: Mandello stuff
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2022, 08:14:58 PM »
So many nooks along the shore to dunk.
You could find a priest to say a few words at the christening.
Throw some water on the Norge too.  You already did that, didn't you.
Yes mate..
I could park here again and push it in I suppose… :undecided:


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Re: Mandello stuff
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2022, 08:19:25 PM »
We'll Peter you know where we are. Give a shout if you need anything or want a place to crash on your way south after the event.
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Re: Mandello stuff
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2022, 08:27:35 PM »
We'll Peter you know where we are. Give a shout if you need anything or want a place to crash on your way south after the event.
Ummm.
I’ve lost track of that Anomaly, could you re post your location ?

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Re: Mandello stuff
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2022, 11:43:52 PM »
Ummm.
I’ve lost track of that Anomaly, could you re post your location ?

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Re: Mandello stuff
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2022, 02:51:58 PM »
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Re: Mandello stuff
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2022, 02:58:29 PM »
Have TWO of those jackets made, dunk em both, and auction the other off here. 
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Re: Mandello stuff
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2022, 08:29:19 PM »
Kill 2 birds with one stone. Leave the jacket on and have a bath whilst your at it. :grin:

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Re: Mandello stuff
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2022, 08:52:46 PM »
Kill 2 birds with one stone. Leave the jacket on and have a bath whilst your at it. :grin:
I’ll probably have myself videoed jumping in the lake with it on…..

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Re: Mandello stuff
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2022, 09:12:16 PM »
I’m jealous Huzo.  Hope you have a great trip.  Please post often, with photos.
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Re: Mandello stuff
« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2022, 10:22:08 PM »
Some people just do it right. Wishing you an epic trip Peter.
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Re: Mandello stuff
« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2022, 01:40:52 AM »
Thank you all.
Very nice and I do appreciate your good wishes.

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Re: Mandello stuff
« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2022, 09:04:14 AM »
Great idea dunking the jacket in the lake.  Can never be cleaned again.

All the Strayans I've met seem about as clean as regular people......

I seriously doubt that Huzo throwing his jacket in the lake would lead to any significant increase in the contamination of the lake.

The change in water chemistry/pollution levels probably wouldn't even be measurable........
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Re: Mandello stuff
« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2022, 09:18:51 AM »
Well it shouldn't be too hard to identify you in the crowd at the 101st! Judi and I will be there and you'll be able to find us ,because we are going to be 2up on a friend's Harley
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Re: Mandello stuff
« Reply #21 on: June 27, 2022, 02:21:14 PM »
All the Strayans I've met seem about as clean as regular people......

I seriously doubt that Huzo throwing his jacket in the lake would lead to any significant increase in the contamination of the lake.

The change in water chemistry/pollution levels probably wouldn't even be measurable........
I think he meant the jacket wouldn’t ever be cleaned again…
Not the lake..  :wink:

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« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2022, 06:07:37 PM »
I think he meant the jacket wouldn’t ever be cleaned again…
Not the lake..  :wink:

I suppose that is one possible interpretation.

You should still insist on at least half an apology......

It's high time people realized that feelings are everywhere.....   :wink:
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« Reply #23 on: June 27, 2022, 06:22:43 PM »
I suppose that is one possible interpretation.

You should still insist on at least half an apology......

It's high time people realized that feelings are everywhere.....   :wink:

Yes.  AFTER dunking the jacket in the lake, he must never clean the magic out of it.
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Re: Mandello stuff
« Reply #24 on: June 27, 2022, 06:28:54 PM »
You will be easy to spot! A fellow from my town is going as well, he is renting a Guzzi from the same dealer in Rome and will be traveling with me for at least part of the trip. I met a couple riding rental bikes out of Barcelona, will be looking to meet up with them as well in Mandello.
I am heading to Alaska on July 24th for a couple weeks, then get back to recharge for a couple weeks before Italy on September 2nd.
Really looking forward to meeting up over a glass of fine Italian red wine

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Re: Mandello stuff
« Reply #25 on: June 27, 2022, 07:42:05 PM »
You will be easy to spot! A fellow from my town is going as well, he is renting a Guzzi from the same dealer in Rome and will be traveling with me for at least part of the trip. I met a couple riding rental bikes out of Barcelona, will be looking to meet up with them as well in Mandello.
I am heading to Alaska on July 24th for a couple weeks, then get back to recharge for a couple weeks before Italy on September 2nd.
Really looking forward to meeting up over a glass of fine Italian red wine

Cheers

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You may have seen that I cannot now arrive until the 8 th.
The guy I’m meeting in Paris cannot get away until then, but we will waste no time in getting there.

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Re: Mandello stuff
« Reply #26 on: June 30, 2022, 04:11:59 AM »
Hmmm…..Might be a bit of a setback  :angry:
Those leather scripts I had laser cut are too small for the machinist to sew. There is a leather glue, but he doesn’t have a lot of faith in it.
There’s an alternative that I might need to pursue.
In any case, I rang him today and asked if he could please get the bugger finished, there’s a large jet at Melbourne International that they’re doing an oil change and tyre kick on, in preparation for a little flight coming up.
I told him….”I’m gonna’ need the bugger pretty soon…..” :clock: :clock: :clock:
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Re: Mandello stuff
« Reply #27 on: June 30, 2022, 11:43:37 AM »
It appears I might be there.  Still haven’t made airline or any other reservations and might not until early August.  I would likely only come to Mandello for a day (hotels anywhere near are surely sold out) but my constraints on travel are slowly disappearing and my bike in Europe needs exercise. If I make it I’ll look for a guy in a funny jacket.

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Re: Mandello stuff
« Reply #28 on: June 30, 2022, 02:25:06 PM »
It appears I might be there.  Still haven’t made airline or any other reservations and might not until early August.  I would likely only come to Mandello for a day (hotels anywhere near are surely sold out) but my constraints on travel are slowly disappearing and my bike in Europe needs exercise. If I make it I’ll look for a guy in a funny jacket.
We should post as to our whereabouts if we want to meet up.
It seems as simple as a pre determined destination/time and just be there.

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« Reply #29 on: July 03, 2022, 09:32:14 AM »
I plan to be at Mandello the 8th and 9th.  :bike-037:


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