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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #420 on: February 20, 2009, 06:37:22 AM »
Steve Walker
Age 53
Bentonville, Arkansas
Journeyman Lineman (Digger Derrick Operator)
MGNOC Arkansas Reps since 1988
Married to Leila 35 years this July...
Special Interests   God, Guns and Guzzi's
Retiring one of these days!!!
Hobby  Antique Coin Operated Machines

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #421 on: February 20, 2009, 11:16:30 AM »
Gerald Blake (Jerry)
San Bernardino, Ca.
Prototype machinist, CNC & conventional machining
63 years, but not old
Owned a bunch of bikes, but never a Guzzi(maybe in the next couple of years)
Currently ride an 01 Kawasaki Concours

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #422 on: February 20, 2009, 11:27:54 AM »
Gerald Blake (Jerry)
San Bernardino, Ca.
Prototype machinist, CNC & conventional machining
63 years, but not old
Owned a bunch of bikes, but never a Guzzi(maybe in the next couple of years)
Currently ride an 01 Kawasaki Concours

You need to ride one that has been set up be a dealer that has been recommended by these guys. Take it out for a little 200 mile spin.

WARNING!!

Bring your checkbook!

Dean
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #423 on: February 20, 2009, 11:28:18 AM »
I do not think I ever posted here.............

Bob Ponticelli
45 Years Boston
3+ Years Tampa
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Previous - Director of Client Services (Boston Gas)
Current - Billing Manager for Colocation Provider (Switch and Data)

Rode between 10-20 years old (Honda CT70, Kawasaki 400 Triple)
No Bike again till I was 46!!
Married - Linda (Computer Programmer for Boston Financial Firm)
Have learned enough about keeping my bike running from everyone here that I have yet to need professional servicing!  

Bob

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #423 on: February 20, 2009, 11:28:18 AM »

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #424 on: February 20, 2009, 12:00:17 PM »
I was happily reading the whole thread when I came upon the the entry I'd done in 2006. Had forgotton all about it (a hazard of sneaking up on age 63 & having chemically abused my brain in the 60's & 70's). Reading all the interesting posts encouraged expanding on mine:
Ron Komoroski
age 62+
Married (it seems), all my life, 20 years to wife #!, 19 to my "fighting partner" Alice (that's fighting back-to-back against the world)
I have: 3 Sons, 2 granddaughters, 3 greatgrand kids-2 girls, one boy.(first wife).  Alice has(by previous marriage) a son & a daughter, 3 granddaughters, a greatgranddaughter & (soon) a greatgrand son. Al & I figured we'd already more than replaced ourselves & avoided having  kids of our own
Pet, French Hotot-Standard rabbit ("hop-along")(French connection, I used to own a stable of Renault's)
Working Life: Assorted odd jobs, 2 years Steel worker, 8 years owner-manager ladies dress shop. 27 years Sr. Technician, Advanced Materials R&D (ceramics & composits) early retirement when labs closed. Motorcycle rider/wrench since age 20, MX racer (400-501 Maico), part owner racebike shop, motorcycle distributor rep (Benelli), motorcycle accessory sales + Moto Morini Rep (road whore). Since "retirement" in 2003, full time bike repair/restoration at home. Working on my 5Th full frame-up Guzzi restoration.
Guns: I moved from Va Beach "to the country" in the mountains of Va. in 1975 expecting the imminent collapse of the economic "House of Cards". Was ready then, am ready now. recent purchase, case of 7.62x39mm poppers.
Long guns 22-250 (reach out & touch) SKS (closer) 12 ga. pump (closer still) lever action .22 varmint control. Handguns,( up close & personal) .25 auto, .380 auto .357Mag revolver.
Politics: Fiscal Conservative (should never have quit the gold standard), Social Progressive ( Govt should help those less fortunate, affordable health care & higher education opportunity for all a  must. Obscenely greedy few should NOT be allowed to accumulate all the Nation's wealth).
Hobbies: GUZZIS, Va MGNOC Rep since '92, VMGOC member/director/Va Guzzi rally since '84 Va Rally master (w/Alice) 1999-2007, Rally Master, Guzzi "Millennium National Rally" Y2K. Riding, Wrenching, Rallying. VW Westfalia's (we own an '87 Vanagon), Reading, (latest, "Around the World on a Motorcycle 1928-1936", I recommend highly) Sci-Fi, Science, History (especially WWII aircraft, War of Northern Aggression), Fantasy, anything by Clive Cussler, Dan Brown, John Ringo, Robert Jordan. General tinkering, Too much time on the compuker (a love-hate relationship) & The Steelers! Played football myself in High School & Collage, became a "Stillers" fan in the '50s & '60's when they were the league doormat, have enjoyed their rise to be the best, 6 times. In the fall I bleed Black & Gold.
Stable: (running) '74 Eldo Police Custom "Strider", '98 EV "Lovely Rita-the redhead".(projects,) a G5, A "Tuttentaro" 125 Guzzi Enduro, a Cal II, plus a "pile" of T & T3 stuff (a whole bike may be "in there")
Location: Lynchburg, VA, VA Guzzi Rider website "www.vaguzzi.com"  
THE MOTRESYKLMAN
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #425 on: February 20, 2009, 12:40:15 PM »
Mike Busch
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I am an adjunct faculty for Jones International University and do management/leadership coaching for local and regional companies though it looks/feels like semi-retirement.
Located in Hudsonville, Michigan
Own 2 Guzzis : '89 Cal III and '74 civilian Eldo
I do all my own wrenching
Mike
Frederick, Colorado
'89 Cal 3
'74 Eldo
'06 Mini

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #426 on: February 21, 2009, 08:36:08 PM »
Bill Pack
age 53
married 32 years
3 kids, 3 grandkids
30 years in auto industry, hoping to do better
Ofallon, Mo. 30 miles west of St. Louis
current rides 82 Moto Guzzi 1000SP
                  01 Kawasaki ZRX1200
Jesus, lot of three's in this info. does that mean something besides the obvious odd factor?

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #427 on: April 01, 2009, 09:18:08 PM »
John
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Los Angeles, CA

Thinking seriously about a Norge - have owned and ridden mostly standard bikes since 1964 (yes, they had motorcycles back then  ;) ).  Rebuilt and old V7 once upon a time.  Looking for something in the Sport Touring kind of thing.  I think my short list is R1200RT and Norge.

Oh yes, I run an IT Consulting company, and am a semiprofessional photographer.  Also retired Army Major who still flies helicopters when I can find someone else to foot the bill.

jdg
2007 Norge Sophia The Fast Red One
1999 Honda Helix - Zippy
2008 Honda Goldwing


Terry

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #428 on: April 02, 2009, 08:44:19 AM »
Terry Shrable
37 years old
Occupation - Deputy Sheriff
Have owned - Suzuki TL1000R, Yamaha Venture, ZX-7, CBR1100XX
Still Have - Ducati 996 and a Silver 07 Norge
No children, one German Short Hair Pointer who loves to hunt
Probably work too much but I love my job   

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #429 on: April 02, 2009, 09:00:05 AM »
Terry Shrable
37 years old
Occupation - Deputy Sheriff
Have owned - Suzuki TL1000R, Yamaha Venture, ZX-7, CBR1100XX
Still Have - Ducati 996 and a Silver 07 Norge
No children, one German Short Hair Pointer who loves to hunt
Probably work too much but I love my job   

Welcome! You be treating us nice now....  ;)


Louis

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #430 on: April 02, 2009, 09:31:41 AM »
Hi all

Louis Smeulders
Breda, The Netherlands
60
2 daughters and 4 grandsons
Retired Militairy
MGCN, MGEOC and MGNOC member
Own several Guzzi's and are waiting for my Stelvio TT
Would love to make some trips in the States in the coming years.
Could use help for that !

My old de-registrated V-35 with towingbar, in use for great fun at Rallies !
« Last Edit: April 02, 2009, 09:44:16 AM by Louis »

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #431 on: April 02, 2009, 10:29:37 AM »
Hi all

Louis Smeulders
Breda, The Netherlands
60
2 daughters and 4 grandsons
Retired Militairy
MGCN, MGEOC and MGNOC member
Own several Guzzi's and are waiting for my Stelvio TT
Would love to make some trips in the States in the coming years.
Could use help for that !

My old de-registrated V-35 with towingbar, in use for great fun at Rallies !



High Louis
I recognise the badge on the cut off. "Californieri" right? There are a few member in the UK too.
How's Rene? I ain't seen him for a while.
If you are at Boxmere I will see you there.
patrick

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #432 on: April 02, 2009, 10:54:54 AM »
hello everyone,

JoŽl Urruty
Hickory NC (moved here 2 years ago)
occupation: sculptor/artist
married
Children: one 3 year old girl and another kid on the way (actually any day now!)
age: 40
motorcycles:
59 lodola (which I am currently restoring)
74 eldo
89 honda gb500

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #433 on: April 02, 2009, 11:04:33 AM »
Hi all

Louis Smeulders

Would love to make some trips in the States in the coming years.
Could use help for that !

My old de-registrated V-35 with towingbar, in use for great fun at Rallies !

Need a thread on your little V35 project bike.  Cool looking seat.

When it comes time to travel post a note.  Many of us would give you a place to stay.
1984 850 T5 (sold)
2009 Dodge Cummins 2500

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #434 on: April 02, 2009, 12:41:53 PM »
Hi folks
John Boyles (m13 was my ID when a MC courier in DC long ago and actually was m11 but that's another story)
Registered Nurse currently with local Heath Department
Married with 2 boys 15 and 17
57 yo (me)
Have owned : Triumph Trophy 500 197?, Eldorado '73, Gl1000 first production year I really can't remember what that was?
Now own:2007 Vespa 250 GTSie, '68 Honda Dream
SERIOUSLY entertaining letting the Vespa and Dream go for a V7 Classic (can't justify adding another bike...wife you know..)
Loved the Eldo until the chrome cylinders decided to revolt. And I DO where a helmet when I drive! Pics of Then ( '74ish and somewhat recent '07 rides )
Leonardtown, Maryland
'69 Manky V700
'60-something?(who really knows) Chang jiang 750

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #435 on: April 02, 2009, 03:49:26 PM »
hi there
My name is marc cafarella,59 yrs young,control room operator at coal mine i tahmoor australia,bike 07 n0rge red,with unigo trailer,hobbies:motorcycling,cycling,water skiing,snow skiing.do own maitenance
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #436 on: April 02, 2009, 07:50:52 PM »
William C. Myers
Age: 50
Military
Married - 21 years (I love my wife)
One dog (hers)
One bird (hers)
Money (hers)
Currenlty ride a Harley (mine), but I do not dress up like a pirate.
Will have a Guzzi soon
Like to move to Sherwood, Arkansas within 5 years
Hoppies:  God, family, guns, guns, guns, and more guns, hunting, shooting, guns, running, playing gutar, guns, motorcylces, guns


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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #437 on: April 02, 2009, 11:20:14 PM »
Sherwood?  Man go a little further NorthWest!  Much better for Guns and Bikes and all that other stuff.  Let me know when you get there. 

Flay

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #438 on: April 03, 2009, 12:24:22 AM »
Why Not...

Christopher Stewart
42 years old (WTF! How DID that happen...?).
Occupation - Visual Effects TD/Supervisor (Stargate, Smallville etc..).
Have owned - 82 Seca 400, 1996 Ninja 500 etc..
Still Have - 1969 Suzuki T-500 "Titan", Breva 750.

Rode a friend's 919. Then a triple, then... Went looking for a bike that felt like one...

Have Mistral pipes to install, Hard bags, Givi screen and some engine guards. Love it.

It's been a few years since I did this and the results were interesting then...

Please introduce yourself to the group. Give your name, age, occupation and location.

Louis

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #439 on: April 03, 2009, 06:38:34 AM »
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High Louis
I recognise the badge on the cut off. "Californieri" right? There are a few member in the UK too.
How's Rene? I ain't seen him for a while.
If you are at Boxmere I will see you there.
patrick

Hello Patrick
Yes, you are right. I am one of the "Californieri" like some fellows from the UK are.  One Scottish "Californieri" past away in february.
How's Rene ?  I don't know at this moment, but i think he is fine.  If all goes well Rene has to do his turn in Afghanistan and will go there in Mai i think.  I quit as Boxmeer-organizer after 11 years to have more time for myself.
I don't know if i am in Boxmeer this year, because i praktically bought a Calli-III in Arkansas and might fly over to registrate it and make a nice tour as well.  But it might even later this year that i go to Arkansas, must find a cheap flight to get over.
Ciao........Califor nieri Brother-Louis
« Last Edit: April 03, 2009, 06:54:10 AM by Louis »

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #440 on: April 03, 2009, 06:52:28 AM »
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When it comes time to travel post a note.  Many of us would give you a place to stay.

Hi Charlie
Well, that post will come very soon. If all goes as i think, i take over a friends Cal in Arkansas. I have to fly to Arkansas to register the bike and get an insurance on it.  After registering i also will make a tour. After that tour i also need storage space untill the next tour.
I will make a post for help in different ways.
The V-35 is an old one and not road worthy but the engine and gearbox runs well and it is great fun to play with it outside public roads.
Ciao........Louis   

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #441 on: April 07, 2009, 09:03:32 PM »
Dave Leporati
Tallahassee Florida
age 59
my first Guzzi (ex ducati)
mandolin picker/beer/2 years left as a lowly elementary school art teacher/fly fisherman/beer

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #442 on: April 08, 2009, 09:39:56 AM »
troy hamilton 45 have a guzzi, it was suposed to be a 850 t , it turned out to be a t3, with a posible 1000 mill? I am also buying my old t back from jim king. got most of the money,
living on disability due to a motorcycle crash 10 years ago, and a brain hemorage.
love bikes, think guzzis are the best thing going.
little pyscotic, little crazy. compleatly honest.
live in alma, ar, crawford county, dixie.
you northern people are good people too, just differnt from us.
Dr Frankie!
1967 v7, gone
heldorado, gone
1975 850-t gone
1974 850-t gone.
2002 Jackal!
we need a tech section!

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #443 on: April 09, 2009, 04:50:58 PM »

Craig Toth

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Self employed  machine shop  anything for a buck

fascinated by all machines, wheeled or not

'87 SPII
'03 BMW R1150R
Bits of other bikes

pieterinsausalito

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #444 on: April 10, 2009, 08:08:21 PM »
Hello all, my name is Pieter, age 30, location: Northern California, occupation: wanderer (that doesn't pay but it sure occupies)...

Thanks!

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #445 on: April 10, 2009, 08:16:26 PM »
Hello all, my name is Pieter, age 30, location: Northern California, occupation: wanderer (that doesn't pay but it sure occupies)...

Thanks!

Nice work if you can get it. Had to quit my job doing that when I got married to Cindy thirty years ago.

Dean
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #446 on: April 10, 2009, 09:18:04 PM »
Tom Brown

Age 60

Retard (retired) Police Sgt.

Hobbies are motorcycles and collecting WWII gear, US and British.

Work part-time in a pawn shop. Funny, I get to meet the same kind of people I did at my old job!

Don't own a Guzzi - yet!

Sarge




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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #447 on: April 11, 2009, 04:55:24 PM »
"Now that's a knife!"  Crocodile Dundee.
From the Deep Deep South out in left field.  There are no stupid questions.  There are however stupid people asking questions.  🤣, this includes me.  😉

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #448 on: April 11, 2009, 09:01:57 PM »
Gary Dye truck driver st joe mo. 2003 ev and wife lori has a 1999 bossa
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #449 on: April 24, 2009, 10:57:36 AM »
Hi
The name is Thomas and I live in Durban, South Africa - I seem to be the only african on this group if I look at the members' map. I've been riding Guzzis since 1985; currently I ride a much-modified 1981 SP1000 and a rebuilt Guzzi Lemans 850 MkII (looks like a Mk 1 from a distance). I also have a bunch of other bikes, all of them old. The youngest is a 12-year-old Yamaha YZF750SP.

cheers
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1980 Guzzi SP1000 & 1979 Guzzi 850 LeMans II
1969 Honda CB750 Four & 1971 CB750 Four & 1977 Seeley CB750F
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