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radan2

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #300 on: December 19, 2007, 07:48:33 PM »
Jim Wayne
63, single
Jacksonville, NC
retired middle school teacher and part-time coordinator of academic competitions for Onslow County Schools.  Yes, I am smarter than a fifth grader.
Active in the PGR, enjoy writing

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #301 on: December 19, 2007, 08:13:08 PM »
Hi,
Maka in Oz - just down the road from Mr Roper
49 yo (honest!)
Wife (of a couple of dozen years) + 3 kids (all still at home) + cocker spaniel.
Ex RAAF navigator (21+ years), now Information Security/Defence Acquisition consultant
Riding since '75, Guzzi since Y2k
Other interests:  RC planes, blues harp, kids' bands various (roadie/manager/sound engineer).

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #302 on: December 19, 2007, 08:48:08 PM »
Hi, Jon Margrave in So Cal, 52yo, Aerospace Engineer/Director.  MX racer in early 70's (Jawa, CZ, Penton and Ossa), current pariah on WG, frequently Pete Roper west coast minder.  love guzzi's, currently supporting a 72 Eldo, 73 cop eldo project, 2002 crashed Lemans, 2002 SS, 07 Griso and a few odd ricers.  rode older ducs and brit bikes in the 70's - early 80's, switched to modern jap sport bikes for a few years until my reflexes and drivers license points could not handle them....
Conviced the missus to live close to the Santa Monica mountains above Malibu and near the LA mountains for many of the best MC roads around....

Jon

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #303 on: December 19, 2007, 09:44:47 PM »
Well, this is an interesting bunch.  :o Lots of gearheads, of course. No wonder that Guzzi rallys are so much fun..
Chuck in (Elwood) Indiana/sometimes SoCal

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95 Skorpion tour
 
I think senility is going to be a fairly smooth transition for me..

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #303 on: December 19, 2007, 09:44:47 PM »

WFORIDER

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #304 on: December 19, 2007, 10:51:44 PM »
Joe Meyers.....living in Sacramento Ca.....Current BMW Motorcycle salesman for the last 3 years.

Past life Neon Artist for 18 years....Been riding since I was 8...have had about 30 motorcycles....was a expert racer...now just track days...

Lost my right leg to a staph infection from a 70'S surgery from a bike accident ....layed dormant for 24 years and came back to screw with me about 5 years ago...still ride dirt and do track days....like tattoos   and dogs and married to a great lady who endures it all.

age 54 ::) Also his a picture of my right riding boot...

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #305 on: December 19, 2007, 11:03:56 PM »

Hello all, I'm a newbie to the forum, but I've been riding goose for some time

Name:  Sean
Age:  33
Location:  Central Mass.
Occupation:  Scientist
Bike:  00 Moto Guzzi Quota, my one and only :'(
Married, two kids
Interests:  Motorcycles, Dog Training, Wine, Islay Malts
Sean
Worcester, MA

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #306 on: December 19, 2007, 11:11:53 PM »
Name: Tom Prescott

Age: 46 yrs.

Location: Fayetteville, NC.

Occupation: we don't need no stinckin' occupation

Bikes: 84' Le Mans III, 00' Jackal, 06' Victory 8 Ball and 08 Kawi KLR

Interests: Girls,Guns,Bikes and Bluegrass


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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #307 on: December 20, 2007, 12:27:53 AM »
Name: Jim Knight

Age: 27 years.

Location: Wilton, NH.

Occupation: Lead Machinist, Make lead screws.

Bikes: 2001 Jackal

Interests: Skiing, Traveling, Beer (the corked kind), Tinkering.

Not yet married but soon real soon.
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #308 on: December 20, 2007, 12:37:31 AM »
bump

Noticed we had lots of new members over the past few weeks.

Don't be shy guys.

 ;)

Bump.

-you nearly got me. Pimp!  ;) ;D
Anders Holt

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For sale. Not me but the bike.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #309 on: December 20, 2007, 12:01:35 PM »

Might as well de-lurk...

Carey Russ
55. Look 40, feel like 150 in the morning. All the more reason to wake up after noon.
I live in Martinez, CA, where motorcycle is spelled H A R...
I'm a freelance automotive jounalist. But bikes are more interesting than cars, at least modern cars.
The flock in the garage is a V50II (Topo Gigio, not sexy but ready and willing to run at any time), a Monza (which some day will be back together after the gearbox exploded), and an 86 Le Mans IV, The Beast.

Thanks to NorCal Randy for the LM seat, a vast improvement. And to Mark W for the plug cap. (explanation: the LM went into mourning the day Pavarotti died. Started, ran fine at speed, wouldn't idle. Plug cap mentioned in Guzziology, just try to find one around here. I met Mark at the Alfa Club Italian day, he had a spare. That helped but didn't quite solve the problem. Which turned out to be a weak battery - 12 volts doesn't mean much if there aren't amps behind it. New battery made it all better again. Well, except for the carburetion "adjustments" to fix the electrical problem...)
V50 II
V50 Monza
Le Mans 1000 (IV)
Martinez, CA

christoph

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #310 on: December 20, 2007, 12:24:42 PM »
Hey, Chris McGrath
53 years old
Located in Decatur Al but will be moving back to Oregon when I retire in '08
Mechanical engineer in the pulp/paper industry, I make the steam and pulp
Married with 3 daughters, all in college
2001 Ducati ST4 (with 60 k miles), '78 R100/7 (for sale), 1980 CX 100 (in parts on the garage floor)
Been riding since high school and bought my first Guzzi this year, great bike and great forum

Joe Arena

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #311 on: December 20, 2007, 05:28:04 PM »
Joe Arena
51yrs of age
Perth Western Australia
Ride the one and only Yellow Griso in Perth

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #312 on: December 20, 2007, 05:53:33 PM »
Jose Mourino
38 years old
live in Rochester, Kent, UK with my wife, 3 kids, and two cats

Slowly and gradually breaking away from the day (and night) job to do my own thing:- web design, Spanish-English-Spanish translation, and I'm also setting up a Inventory Agency for the Lettings industry.

In my spare time I set up Squadra Guzzista, an online community for guzzisti. I enjoy history and art but I happiest when I'm doing absolutely nothing, or when I'm riding my bike.

I'm down to just the one Guzzi now, a 2001 Cali Jackal.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #313 on: December 20, 2007, 06:10:37 PM »
Bill Finger - 46
Jacksonville, FL
West Jefferson, NC (motorcycle heaven or at least very close to it)
Married, no kids, except for our three dogs and three cats
Environmental Attorney - I help clients recycle environmentally impacted commercial property (a/k/a Brownfields Redevelopment)
Current Bikes:  2007 California Vintage, 2006 BMW F650GS
Past Guzzis:  1985 V65 Lario, 2001 EV, 2001 V11 Sport, 2003 California Titanium
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Bill
Morriston, FL
Maidens, VA
2014 Moto Guzzi California Touring
2019 Harley Davidson Roadster


Prior Guzzis:  1986 V65 Lario, 2001 EV, 2001 V11 Sport, 2003 Titanium, 2007 California Vintage, 1991 Lemans CI 1000

jhardy

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #314 on: December 21, 2007, 02:29:28 PM »
John Hardy
Ramona, CA (San Diego)
Married: Contestant #2
Children: 2 sons, ages 22 and 24
Pets: 1 dog, "Preferred Discussion Partner"
Occupation: Retired Military - US Navy, Naval Aircrewman
                  Current: Defense Contractor
Bikes: 1989 Ducati 750 Sport
         1997 Moto Guzzi 1100 Sport
Other: 1959 Austin Healey Sprite (undergoing marathon restoration)
Other Interests: Pheasant hunting, reading history, trying to understand the logic of Democrats......


norCal Randy

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #315 on: December 21, 2007, 02:42:57 PM »
John Hardy
Ramona, CA (San Diego)
Married: Contestant #2
Children: 2 sons, ages 22 and 24
Pets: 1 dog, "Preferred Discussion Partner"
Occupation: Retired Military - US Navy, Naval Aircrewman
                  Current: Defense Contractor
Bikes: 1989 Ducati 750 Sport
         1997 Moto Guzzi 1100 Sport
Other: 1959 Austin Healey Sprite (undergoing marathon restoration)
Other Interests: Pheasant hunting, reading history, trying to understand the logic of Democrats......





Hey John,  hope you folks survived another Ramona fire ?   ???

jhardy

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #316 on: December 21, 2007, 02:50:06 PM »
John Hardy
Ramona, CA (San Diego)
Married: Contestant #2
Children: 2 sons, ages 22 and 24
Pets: 1 dog, "Preferred Discussion Partner"
Occupation: Retired Military - US Navy, Naval Aircrewman
                  Current: Defense Contractor
Bikes: 1989 Ducati 750 Sport
         1997 Moto Guzzi 1100 Sport
Other: 1959 Austin Healey Sprite (undergoing marathon restoration)
Other Interests: Pheasant hunting, reading history, trying to understand the logic of Democrats......





Hey John,  hope you folks survived another Ramona fire ?   ???

Yeah, dodged the bullet again this year, closest damage to us was about a mile away. Old Julian Highway is a mess as well as a lot of the other East County roads.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #317 on: December 21, 2007, 03:08:58 PM »
Mike Adams

52, hey that's 25 if you're dyslexic

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Manitou Springs, Co

1 Dog (Diesel), 1 wife, 3 kids (one of each), 3 grandkids (one of each)--not necessarily in order of importance ::)

Turn-offs - the ones that lead to the twisties

Turn-ons - hippie chicks that smell like patchouli and Italian stuff.

Bikes:  Norge, 2 08) KLR's, 250 ninja, pitster

 

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #318 on: December 21, 2007, 03:35:15 PM »

Might as well de-lurk...

Carey Russ
55. Look 40, feel like 150 in the morning. All the more reason to wake up after noon.
I live in Martinez, CA, where motorcycle is spelled H A R...
I'm a freelance automotive jounalist. But bikes are more interesting than cars, at least modern cars.
The flock in the garage is a V50II (Topo Gigio, not sexy but ready and willing to run at any time), a Monza (which some day will be back together after the gearbox exploded), and an 86 Le Mans IV, The Beast.

Thanks to NorCal Randy for the LM seat, a vast improvement. And to Mark W for the plug cap. (explanation: the LM went into mourning the day Pavarotti died. Started, ran fine at speed, wouldn't idle. Plug cap mentioned in Guzziology, just try to find one around here. I met Mark at the Alfa Club Italian day, he had a spare. That helped but didn't quite solve the problem. Which turned out to be a weak battery - 12 volts doesn't mean much if there aren't amps behind it. New battery made it all better again. Well, except for the carburetion "adjustments" to fix the electrical problem...)





Welcome to the Zoo, Carey.....well you've been lurking so you  probably already know that.   :)

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #319 on: December 21, 2007, 07:16:08 PM »
Thanks Randy. Yeah, this place is quite the entertaining and educational zoo.  ;D

And it's not like I meet Guzzi riders much around here. I've even gotten the "do they still make those?" comment.

See you up in Winters some time when a) something's running and b) I'm not going out of town the next day.

Carey
V50 II
V50 Monza
Le Mans 1000 (IV)
Martinez, CA

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #320 on: December 21, 2007, 07:23:31 PM »
Hi :)
Trev 51
Fitter and turner
Albion Park Australia
Guzzi EV
surfing, black powder guns,photography,bush walking, oh and my wife Anne ::)
Merry christmas all

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #321 on: July 16, 2008, 02:48:14 PM »
oops
PAX on III

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #322 on: July 16, 2008, 03:26:02 PM »
oops

(this must be the guy who voted " 'They' are looking for me ... Unsafe ..."   on the "...CLOSET"  thread !!   )  :D ;D

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #323 on: July 16, 2008, 03:44:36 PM »
Victor Kennedy
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English professor
Slovenia

You know it's a small world when you join a new forum and only guy you know is from Slovenia, half a world away - and from another forum.

Ron Boe
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Computer Tech
Phoenix
Married - no kids, three dogs, two cats and no bikes - yet. Makes me a poser for now.

Woodworking, astronomy, pistol shooting and if it would only snow - X-country skiing, looking at getting back into riding.
Phoenix, AZ
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2008 Honda XR650L
2012 Griso SE
2013 Honda CB1100

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #324 on: July 16, 2008, 03:48:30 PM »
Bill Brunetti, 63, retired, married, Torrance, Cal., '04 Cal EVT, '78 Vespa P200E, R1150GS

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #325 on: July 16, 2008, 05:55:44 PM »
Rick Mathis
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I live in a binary world (Financial management systems)
Franklin, TN
Indentured, Children and Associated offspring residing outside of my domicile

Motorcycling, Dog Agility Coach (in training), AOS
PAX on III

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #326 on: July 16, 2008, 07:10:16 PM »
Norm Hardy, in Seattle,  57 (seems to be popular "decayed" on this forum)
HS math teacher,  Wife and son
Been riding since I was 16, on 7 motorcycles (but not at one time).
Scary accident 06/2007 but now mostly mended.
Other hobbies:  bicycling, acoustic guitar, cheesemaking, coffee roasting
Favorite number:  33
Current ride:  between bikes, but I'm looking.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #327 on: July 16, 2008, 07:34:04 PM »
Eh, here goes.

Robert Oler (BoBo is for Bob O)
26 years old
Cedar Rapids, IA
OTR Truck driver
Single, no kids, no debt, mildly insane
Former collector of "youngest rider" plaques at Guzzi rallies  8)
Love comedy, hate censorship.

Grew up on a hog farm here in Iowa (IOWA the corn state not the potato state) been into Guzzi since Ned's started selling them in '96 or so.  Been riding since the Honda Minitrail days of my youth.  I love the three "G's" which is guitars, guns, and Guzzi's.  I've really enjoyed browsing through the forum here.  Lot of interesting folks which is part of what got me into Guzzi in the first place.  Fun fact:  girlfriend broke up with me in High School because I refused to get a limo for prom and instead rode my dad's 1996 California and spent most of the night riding around in my tux pretending I was James Bond.  I also am happy to still be riding after having a serious accident on my 1998 EV in 2003.  Took a year to get back up and riding but I haven't looked back since.  I play guitar, drums, banjo, and sometimes think I can sing.  Other than that I'm an old Guzzi rider in training.

Anything else y'all want to know you can ask.  See you at the Wisconsin Rally in August.  Look for the gray/black sport.

BoBo
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1987 Yamaha SRX 250
1998 V-11 EV
2001 V-11 Sport
2007 Breva 750

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #328 on: July 16, 2008, 08:33:19 PM »
Eh, here goes.

Robert Oler (BoBo is for Bob O)
26 years old
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STOP!!!!!

BoBo.  Either you intro'd on the wrong forum or there is a typo up there...  26 years old?  I think there is an over 50 rule to riding guzzi's.    :D :D :D
Actually, at 43 I thought I was one of the babies, although I'm pretty sure there are a few folks here a couple years younger than me.  ;)

Seriously, welcome.  I just couldn't keep from noting you are one of the younger guzzi riders to post to this thread.

Enjoy and once again, welcome.

-Phil
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #329 on: July 16, 2008, 09:34:42 PM »
Lynette, in Kansas City area
Age 51...yes, me too, in the 50s
Business Manager
Enjoying my first Guzzi, a Norge named Andor.  He's a keeper!
I read the Guzzi forums to learn from others.  Small community, but spread across the globe.



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