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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #180 on: October 08, 2006, 09:26:24 AM »
Sean, the NSA can do mo' betta

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« Reply #181 on: October 08, 2006, 09:41:05 AM »
Spadapatina, "execuse me while I whip this out" but if you havent you must see "Blazing Saddles" the movie, the campfire scene will bring tears to your eyes and the rest of the movie isnt bad.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #182 on: October 08, 2006, 10:25:21 AM »
Gini Fata, 51 and a paperworker from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. I love women, good food and motorcycles and everything in between. Any day I can ride is a good day..Winters are too long up here. I had 2k Jackal and a 87 lemans and now ride 2k v11sport and an 05Fjr and a 650sv.

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« Reply #183 on: October 08, 2006, 02:25:28 PM »
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Motorcycles, weight lifting, airplanes-owned 2, snorkeling, Long distance high speed paper punching.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #183 on: October 08, 2006, 02:25:28 PM »

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #184 on: October 08, 2006, 05:21:12 PM »
Hi All,

I'm Yaniv Adir. I live in Atlanta, GA. I have a 98 EV and an 06 Concours. I've been on the MGCL for years, but just got onto Wild Guzzi. I am a helicopter Pilot for Atlanta Police.

Yaniv

Yaniv-
I would like to report a vandal who lives somewhere near the Garage Mahalo... he places nails under the wheels of Bill Hagan's motorcycles.... please put out an APB... sorry no physical description... just look for the guy with a sack full of nails!

Welcome to the board!

LOL, good one Sean. I fly over Bill's house all the time. Other than Bill and Wayne, i haven't seen any suspicious people hanging out dropping nails. But, I'll keep looking!

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #185 on: October 08, 2006, 05:28:28 PM »
Hi All,

I'm Yaniv Adir. I live in Atlanta, GA. I have a 98 EV and an 06 Concours. I've been on the MGCL for years, but just got onto Wild Guzzi. I am a helicopter Pilot for Atlanta Police.

Yaniv

Yaniv-
I would like to report a vandal who lives somewhere near the Garage Mahalo... he places nails under the wheels of Bill Hagan's motorcycles.... please put out an APB... sorry no physical description... just look for the guy with a sack full of nails!

Welcome to the board!

LOL, good one Sean. I fly over Bill's house all the time. Other than Bill and Wayne, i haven't seen any suspicious people hanging out dropping nails. But, I'll keep looking!

Yaniv

Maybe they're dropping from an MD500?   

Just kidding.

Ciao and welcome to the board.

Will   

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #186 on: October 08, 2006, 05:33:27 PM »
I've just finished reading the entire thread.

I used to be Todd, a normal, somewhat happy guy.  I have a couple kids and a couple pets and a couple motorcycles and a couple bills and a couple irrational phobias.

But after reading the thread, I don't want to be Todd anymore.
I'm looking to buy (or rent) a better profile.  Or, if you'd just like to sell off part of your bio, I could start collecting bits and pieces of your lives, and create a real winner for myself.  If it's real good, maybe I could enter it in shows.  That would really enhance my self worth.

I think it was Pete Roper that said he didn't like anything promoted as a "lifestyle accessory".  Well, I do.  I want any lifestyle accessory you people want to get rid of.

Joe

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #187 on: October 08, 2006, 06:30:42 PM »
Joe Matthews

32 years old for 5 days now, and single

I am now living in Raleigh NC. I recently started a new job working at a company that builds packaging machinery that installs shrink wrap labels and safety seal bands on products. I was living in New Orleans until Katrina came, working as a oil field commercial diver for 10 years. I had been wanting to move back to my home town (Raleigh) for a while, and Katrina moved my plans up for me. I am interested in most anything that runs on gasoline, and I have never bought a running motorcycle before. I currently own a 98 Centauro, a 97 Suzuki Bandit, and a 75 Honda CB500T that was my dad's first motorcycle back then. He sold it to my uncle after a short time who rode it briefly and then for some reason parked it in a field for 25 years or so. He gave it to me and I managed to get it running again. It is my latest on going project. Besides bikes, I am also interested in wine making, surfing, guns, music, scuba diving, genealogy, and real estate.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #188 on: October 08, 2006, 06:37:42 PM »
<ship> I have never bought a running motorcycle before. I currently own a 98 Centauro <snip>

Hi Joe,

I enjoyed reading your post....   And it struck me as even more insightful than you might understand.  :-)

They're good when you get them sorted out though...

Will

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #189 on: October 08, 2006, 08:54:00 PM »
   I have never bought a running motorcycle before.

Wanna buy a Quota ?   
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #190 on: October 08, 2006, 10:31:43 PM »
It behaves a whole lot better now that it has your chip installed, Will.... Thanks!!! :)

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #191 on: October 08, 2006, 11:52:24 PM »
Notice that we are all pretty much bloody old farts?   And 90% of us are some kind of advanced engineers...guess thats what you need to be to own a guzzi?!!!

Lee Holifield
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850T KZ650 and a sweeet V11 Ballabio.
Oh, I live in N CA Placerville.
Envy every other biker on the road whilst I am driving my car.
2 Kids 10 and 7 - I plan to pretend to have advanced Alzthiemers by the time they are teenagers so I can act more crazy than they do!

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #192 on: October 09, 2006, 06:18:30 AM »
Notice that we are all pretty much bloody old farts?   And 90% of us are some kind of advanced engineers...guess thats what you need to be to own a guzzi?!!!



you noticed that too, makes me what a simple beancounter is doing amongst the elite. :D
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #193 on: October 09, 2006, 08:48:57 AM »
Jack Green - 58 (Damn - 58, is that right?)
Married to Jeanie for 32 years. A local girl employed with the local school system as a grant writer and technology specialist.  I'm working for the USACE (Army Corps of Engineers) at Fort Polk, La filling the Mech. engineer's slot. We have two daughters - one married, living in Austin, TX - One starting collee in pre-vet studies at Louisiana. Tech.
Pets - two horses, two dogs and one cat.  (Our kids left them for us to enjoy.)
Living in same house for 31 years. (My grandmother's big old home located about four blocks from where I was born.)  I'm sort of a pack rat and have accumulated a lot of stuff that I need to get rid of.

Love to travel and explore back roads, enjoy camping, dabble in electronics/computers, repair old mechanical devices, train nut and collect Lionel electric trains and, of course, motorcycling and attending rallies. Got my Ham Radio license a couple of years ago and currently working on my private pilot's license.  Fishing and water skiing when I have time.  Working on the family geneaology and meeting distant relatives I never knew before is my latest interest. 
Motorcycles include a Quota, EV, a project Eldo and convert.  Kawasaki F9 (Big Horn), and a '68 Honda 305 scrambler fill out the garage.  My college car, a 1968 Mercury Cyclone, (yellow) is parked there also.
That's about it.     
 
 

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #194 on: October 09, 2006, 09:51:17 AM »
Robert Dentico

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Live on the Coast in Maine

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« Reply #195 on: October 09, 2006, 10:35:17 AM »
Richard C l a u s (Santa's my younger brother)
Age 67
retired
made drivers license for motorcycles Dec 2004
Bought a brandnew California EV Touring Jan 2005
rode it 15000km so far
am hapy with it so far
My nick name ist because I'm running a city partnership with Mobile, Al
Anybody from Alabama here??

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« Reply #196 on: October 09, 2006, 12:14:41 PM »
Ed Bretthauer

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Married 27 years ( She is not crazy about motorcycles )

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #197 on: October 09, 2006, 01:44:59 PM »
Mike Mason

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Dept. of Homeland Security - 32 yrs Federal Service

Hobbies - firearms and motorcycles - owned 25 bikes to date

Current bike inventory - 03 California EV and 96 Ducati 900 SS
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #198 on: October 09, 2006, 03:02:10 PM »

Per Brastad, 56, from Oslo area, Norway.

I try to have a look at this forum about daily. Much good advice, and good entertainment value too!
I hope more Scandinavians introduce themselves here. I saw Holst posting, but believe there are more!

I have a degree in economics, but have degenerated into (surprise!) management. Currently Im a partner in a consultancy advising companies about pension plans, and managing their plans.

I havent got facilities to do anything much with my bikes myself. Nor do I have the wits, frankly. I love to ride though. Other spare time I like to read, travel, go hiking or skiing. I like single malts and Belgian beers, too. And wine, although no connoisseur. And food to go with the wine. Limburger is fine with me. Or Soignon, the camembert made from unpasteurised goats milk. Come to think of it, Scotch goes well with cheeses! And I love football.

Been married for 26 years, have daughters at 23 and 18. Wife is about 511, and found riding as a passenger on a previous smallish Yamaha Virago very uncomfortable. I got the California hoping that would improve things, but shes just not enthusiastic about motorcycling. Looks like the California will have to go. I love my Guzzi roadster though - hope well never part, although she can be a temperamental lady.

I had a fine ride yesterday, but it was nearly freezing this morning. Sadly, the season will soon come to a close.

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« Reply #199 on: October 09, 2006, 03:25:10 PM »
hey I was just wondering if everyone would go back and add their social security numbers and credit ratings

Only if I owe you something from a PayPal commitment!   ;D

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« Reply #200 on: October 09, 2006, 03:26:26 PM »
Notice that we are all pretty much bloody old farts?   And 90% of us are some kind of advanced engineers...guess thats what you need to be to own a guzzi?!!!

Lee Holifield
Chef -
Ex FCO Cairo, London Vienna
International Brat - Africa, Middle East and many other places overseas,.
Er.....48 - However I was told you are only as old as the woman you feel.....my wife is 47  :-[
Lover of Staffie Bull Terriers
850T KZ650 and a sweeet V11 Ballabio.
Oh, I live in N CA Placerville.
Envy every other biker on the road whilst I am driving my car.
2 Kids 10 and 7 - I plan to pretend to have advanced Alzthiemers by the time they are teenagers so I can act more crazy than they do!

Lee





DAMN! The lonely outsider again...

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #201 on: October 09, 2006, 03:28:32 PM »

although she can be a temperamental lady.



the bike?? ;D

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« Reply #202 on: October 09, 2006, 03:43:53 PM »

although she can be a temperamental lady.



the bike?? ;D


No! Eh, yes!  Actually .....   ???
Same goes for never parting!!    ;D

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« Reply #203 on: October 09, 2006, 03:50:11 PM »
I've just finished reading the entire thread.

I used to be Todd, a normal, somewhat happy guy.  I have a couple kids and a couple pets and a couple motorcycles and a couple bills and a couple irrational phobias.

But after reading the thread, I don't want to be Todd anymore.
I'm looking to buy (or rent) a better profile.  Or, if you'd just like to sell off part of your bio, I could start collecting bits and pieces of your lives, and create a real winner for myself.  If it's real good, maybe I could enter it in shows.  That would really enhance my self worth.

I think it was Pete Roper that said he didn't like anything promoted as a "lifestyle accessory".  Well, I do.  I want any lifestyle accessory you people want to get rid of.

Go ahead and take miine. I'm not using it.  ;D

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #204 on: October 09, 2006, 04:08:06 PM »
john hooper, age 47 been riding 27 years, about 225000 miles member of motoguzzi club gb, riding a cali ev an 82 spada and a honda varadero. Hobbys include teaching people to ride, been an voluntary instructor for 25 years, fishing, keeping tropical fish and travel, have been to australia,new zealand, the usa and most of europe.

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« Reply #205 on: October 09, 2006, 04:17:47 PM »
john hooper, age 47 been riding 27 years, about 225000 miles member of motoguzzi club gb, riding a cali ev an 82 spada and a honda varadero. Hobbys include teaching people to ride, been an voluntary instructor for 25 years, fishing, keeping tropical fish and travel, have been to australia,new zealand, the usa and most of europe.

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Varadero? Bastard. Okay not bastard....provided you ship me an Africa Twin by friday.  ;D

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #206 on: October 09, 2006, 08:08:38 PM »
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Go ahead and take miine. I'm not using it.
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« Reply #207 on: October 09, 2006, 09:04:34 PM »
Ron

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Part time missionary

Looking forward to another warm, dry, sunny Pipestem, West Virginia MG rally next October and staying off the Blue Ridge Parkway after dark while riding a motorcycle! 

 

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #208 on: October 09, 2006, 10:39:57 PM »


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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #209 on: October 09, 2006, 10:48:44 PM »
Maka McMahon (Air Force nicknames last forever!)

Ride:  Y2k Jackal.  By myself is best, but for group rides I like the Ulysses 'Usual Suspects' (ride every Wednesday, 40 yo to be a junior, 50 yo to be a full member - Ulysses has 25,000+ members Australia wide), or Fat Bastards (minimum weight 90 kg/200 lb).  Both are probably illegal under our anti-discrimination laws!

Live:  Australia's bush capital, Canberra (about 25 minutes of winding road to Mr Roper's!)

Domestics: Wife of 23 years, and three billy lids: M20, M15 and F12

Job:  MD of Defence acquisition/information security consultancy company

Past:  Air Force Nav:  4,000 + hours, 15 types.  Fast jet (fastest I've been is M2.2) to helicopters and heavies.  Flew with RAF (lived in Lincolnshire for 14 months) and USAF (lived in Texas for 27 months). Managed quite a few hours first pilot day/night solo on jets before the Air Force decided I really should be a Nav.

Hobbies:  After three years + of heavy gardening (after 2003 bushfires trashed most of our neighbourhood, a fair chunk of the house and all of the garden), I'm actually starting to enjoy it.  Music (vicariously these days - eldest is a jazz double bassist, middle one is a lead guitarist/vocalist with a couple of high school garage bands) keeps me interested as a part time roadie/manager for the kids and radio model planes to keep the aviation connection.

Best way to spend a day is still on a back road on the Black Jackal

Cheers


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