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Distinguished Gentleman's Ride
« on: April 28, 2022, 11:20:05 AM »
It's coming on 22 May. 

I haven't seen a notice about it here.  I'm thinking of wearing that Carabinieri jacket and ride the EV.
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Re: Distinguished Gentleman's Ride
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2022, 11:29:11 AM »
I would wear jeans and a T-shirt but with a REAL NICE watch  :evil:
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Re: Distinguished Gentleman's Ride
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2022, 11:58:17 AM »
I'm in. Riding the G5 for the first time. Last year I got my girl to ride along. Was too damn hot, she says. Helmet messed up her hair. 

Ya'll feel free to contribute by clicking the link. It really is for a good cause.

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Re: Distinguished Gentleman's Ride
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2022, 12:49:28 PM »
So far as donating, here's my page

https://www.gentlemansride.com/fundraiser/lowryter
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Re: Distinguished Gentleman's Ride
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Re: Distinguished Gentleman's Ride
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2022, 09:07:22 PM »
So do you change your clothes when you get there? Or just ignore safety for the day.
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Re: Distinguished Gentleman's Ride
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2022, 09:37:21 PM »
So do you change your clothes when you get there? Or just ignore safety for the day.

You could wear your moto-X gear under the thrift store clothing. 
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Re: Distinguished Gentleman's Ride
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2022, 10:04:26 PM »
In my experience, some people make modest concessions to fashion. Helmets are mandatory. Even in states where theyíre not required by law. It varies significantly beyond that, kinda like in real life.

I actually did wear a Bohn mesh shirt with full armor under a sport coat one year, went back to a normal riding jacket subsequent years.

Wanna comment on the purpose of the event? The Lives impacted? The 30 million raised for Prostate research and mental health assistance? Anything?
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Re: Distinguished Gentleman's Ride
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2022, 06:50:03 AM »
I've done the ride every year since 2017, always used a different Guzzi for the event, but also have used my Ducati and RE Interceptor. It's fun, especially since the Guzzi's are few in my neck of the woods, so it's something different than what the usual participants bring. And it's to support several good causes. Here's my link if you want to sponsor me...I'll be riding my friend Matt's '74 850T that I just finished getting roadworthy.

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Re: Distinguished Gentleman's Ride
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2022, 07:00:24 AM »
In my experience, some people make modest concessions to fashion. Helmets are mandatory. Even in states where theyíre not required by law. It varies significantly beyond that, kinda like in real life.

I actually did where a Bohn mesh shirt with full armor under a sport coat one year, went back to a normal riding jacket subsequent years.

Wanna comment on the purpose of the event? The Lives impacted? The 30 million raised for Prostate research and mental health assistance? Anything?

Iím all for it!  As a bladder cancer victim/survivor Iím all for the good the fund raising does!  I lost my bladder, lymph nodes, prostate, and gall bladder to cancer.  Six months of chemotherapy and surgeries but Iím still here and alive.  They donít do the Gentlemanís ride in Chattanooga anymore which is too bad! 

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Re: Distinguished Gentleman's Ride
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2022, 09:01:48 AM »
So do you change your clothes when you get there? Or just ignore safety for the day.

Good question.  I always wear safe gear but rather than a full face, I'll wear a 3/4 helmet.  I'm wearing Carabinieri moto jacket that was mentioned here a couple of years ago and all the gear, gloves, earplugs, jeans and boots.

OTOH, I know some Triumph guys that wear kilts.  One of the guys named Wallace claims it was his Scottish tartan.  I don't get it but to each their own.
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Re: Distinguished Gentleman's Ride
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2022, 09:50:05 AM »
Prepping my V700 for the ride
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Re: Distinguished Gentleman's Ride
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2022, 01:35:04 PM »
 Iím not sure I would ďfit inĒ  :shocked:
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Re: Distinguished Gentleman's Ride
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2022, 04:39:07 PM »
Thanks Kip P for the donation  :thumb:
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Re: Distinguished Gentleman's Ride
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2022, 06:11:33 PM »
I'd like to do it, but not active online to drum up a bunch of donations, not to mention there doesn't actually seem to be any scheduled here. I think the causes are great, and I think the idea of dressing up a bit is pretty cool. I got a steal on a couple of pair of beautiful TCX boots a while back, in black and brown, and have some decent black or brown pants. Not sure I'd be interested in going without Moto jacket. Would likely wear my leather AGV Sport.



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Re: Distinguished Gentleman's Ride
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2022, 02:42:01 PM »
I'd like to do it, but not active online to drum up a bunch of donations, not to mention there doesn't actually seem to be any scheduled here. I think the causes are great, and I think the idea of dressing up a bit is pretty cool. I got a steal on a couple of pair of beautiful TCX boots a while back, in black and brown, and have some decent black or brown pants. Not sure I'd be interested in going without Moto jacket. Would likely wear my leather AGV Sport.





You can still create a profile and, as you've done here, let people know! they can contribute and you can do the ride. Most rides start with 2-3 riders, and then at some point they reach out to Movember and it becomes and "official ride" In 2020 there was no offical ride due to -, and people did individual rides all over the globe and still raised funds. Do it! I bought a pair of TCX like you show and I'm amazed how comfortable they are, and Made In Italy!

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Re: Distinguished Gentleman's Ride
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2022, 02:46:18 PM »
3 out of 4 suicides are men.

I only know of only one organization which has organized specifically to combat this. Movember. And their once a year fundraiser is in 10 days. I'm participating, as I have for several years, and I would truly appreciate your help.

Click the link to make a donation. And thanks. I know this isn't a light hearted post, but it's a great event that depends on people stepping up, and I'm trying to do my part.

https://gfolk.me/kidsmoke

And you don't HAVE to donate to me! There are a few Wild Guzzi members doing this ride and any one of us would appreciate the 20 bucks. Just keeping this tops due to the fast approaching date!

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Re: Distinguished Gentleman's Ride
« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2022, 10:08:21 PM »
Went to the Tampa DGR ride today, first one. I don't own any of the hipster type clothing that most riders had. Rode the Triumph today

 Several Guzzis there, a few from the current local Guzzi dealer. Guided ride, not really long,  thru Downtown St. Pete and Tampa Channelside, 30 some odd miles. was around 120-130 bikes maybe? Had police (FHP) escorts and blockers, one stop in the middle at a former dog track just at the foot of the bridge from St. Pete to Tampa. Good time and good cause. Next year I will dress the part  :grin:
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Re: Distinguished Gentleman's Ride
« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2022, 10:21:38 AM »
Things cooled off and we had a nice ride in OKC.  Perhaps about 18 bikes.  We cruised around the town.  We were lead by a Ural sidecar with a huge Husky.  This meant that my Guzzi didn't leave first gear for most of the ride.

Oddly enough, there were three Guzzis counting mine.   Met a fellow with a V11 Rosso Corsa LeMans and another on a V7.  There was also a fellow on another brand that said he just purchased a Stone V11 that the local shop was servicing.  I mentioned to all three riders to consider Wild Guzzi and V11 LeMans boards.

I mentioned that we have a couple of rallies and occasionally lunch rides here in OKC-Tulsa area and neighboring states but warned them that some of us have turned into grouchy and feuding old men.   :wink:   

I have some photos I might post later.
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Re: Distinguished Gentleman's Ride
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2022, 12:32:20 PM »
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Re: Distinguished Gentleman's Ride
« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2022, 01:09:09 PM »
Awesome to see the ride reports. Indy punched well above it's weight, earning 8th nationally from 159 rides.

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The Jackal owner raised almost 3 grand all by himself. Good stuff.
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Re: Distinguished Gentleman's Ride
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2022, 06:30:53 AM »
Well done Kidsmoke.  Sometimes I feel like menís health is one of those terms like military intelligence, jumbo shrimp...
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