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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #270 on: December 24, 2006, 02:29:50 PM »
Steve Walker
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Joined the club in 83....
51 years old
Married 32 years....
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Wore Out...but still able to ride....
Bikes Too!!!!
Wants to Retire..and continue Riding....
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #271 on: December 24, 2006, 10:25:12 PM »
Greetings to all, Matt Manfredi here of Anchorage Alaska, born in Bari Italy, raised in NYC, Moved to Alaska in 1980 and did 20 years in the US Coast Guard (mostly Kodiak Island) as a Helo Crewman/Mechanic. I am In the air ambulance buisness now , so if you get medvaced out of here you might cross my path.I had bikes as a teenager and got back into them when I retired from thr CG. Always wanted a Guzzi and started adopting strays that I found. An 82 V50III, an 83 and 84 1000SP and when the local dealer showd me a shiny black 2000 Jackal I couldnt resist. Joined MGNOC last year, or was it this year?  After logging a couple of trips on the Alcan I figured a little more protection and fuel range would be just the ticket, ABS would be nice to have when those Moose decide to get a closer look. So when Greg field announced the arrival of a Red Norge in Seattle I decided that was it. So I am waiting till May to pick it up. I have been entertained and informed by this forum for a few years now but somehow never got around to joining. Anyway.
Salute to all!
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #272 on: December 24, 2006, 11:30:14 PM »
Hi Larry, yes it will. I see you have a V7. Did you see the Dutch tour post?
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #273 on: December 25, 2006, 01:23:47 PM »
That dutchman is making a great go of it!  My  beater V7 is more of a rolling experiment than anything else. Junkyard on wheels ;D

Donn Cave, Seattle.  I had one just like it almost 30 years ago, white 1974 El Dorado, and was idly thinking about riding it to Brazil.  I remember reading that there's no road through Panama to Colombia, have to ferry.  Don't remember if there are real roads from Venezuela to Brazil, I think that may be open to question.  Anyway, this V7 wouldn't have been the bike for that trip.  Eventually the transmission ground itself up, and I sold the bike for parts and went back to bicycling.

Now I have a white California II that appears to be in better shape, I wear a lot better riding gear, the local Moto Guzzi dealer is a whole different universe of better than what we had in the late '70s, and Moto Guzzi is looking pretty sharp with the new models.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #273 on: December 25, 2006, 01:23:47 PM »

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #274 on: December 25, 2006, 03:30:04 PM »
Donn, have a look at this.
http://travelluna42.blogspot.com/

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #275 on: December 26, 2006, 06:58:53 AM »
Chuck Hoefflin

73 years of age, married 48 years, two grown children, three grandchildren

Twice retired as a Mechanical Engineer; first from Cummins Engine Co after quite a few years (three at a Technical Center in Germany), second from Waukesha Engine after nine years.  Now working (don't laugh, someone has to do it) at a local golf course so I can play for free.

Located in Columbus, Indiana (the Athens of the Prairie, home of Cummins Engine Co and Tony Stewart, if you are NASCAR inclined)

Cycling (Long distance touring and rides to cycle rallies.  Current ride is a Kawa Voyager, expect to move to 1st Guzzi, Breva or Norge in a year), Golfing (almost shot my age last year, this year will be easier since I'm older and wiser), Teaching Sunday School Class for my age group and working around the house and yard.
Essential to the pursuit of happiness is knowing when you've caught it.
Life's what happens while you're making other plans.
I always knew I'd get old.  How fast it happened was a bit of a surprise, though.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #276 on: December 26, 2006, 02:41:10 PM »
Hello All,
I'm Mike LaBozzetta. Been a Forum member and MGNOC member since October of 2002. I don't log on very much but I do enjoy reading these posts and putting my two cents in on occasion.
I'm 59 yo, and married to the same woman for almost thirty six years. She's my favorite passenger and we enjoy weekend rides together.
I'm a carpenter working for the county school system, hopefully with only two and a half years to retirement.
I live in southeast Florida a bit west of Ft. Lauderdale, closer to the 'glades than the ocean.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #277 on: December 26, 2006, 05:20:47 PM »
Name: Audun Tveito
Age: 35(36 in a few days)
Lives in Norway
Occupation: salesperson at a hardwhare shop. Ex. car mekanic.
( I still have not got home with the whole pay check as it is too much tools to be bought! "I just need that for this job that I am going to do on this bike please darling let me buy it!!Please!")
hobbies: Guzzi, classic motorcycles, hunting, beer, tuning of my motorcycles(a neverending procect, How to get 50
bhp out of an old 500cc single guzzi!) ;D
All this in between my kids, Charlotte, age 13, Signe, age 3 and last Sondov, age 3months!
Member of the Moto Uniche group. A group of scandinavian "Guzzista" that has a "need" to modify their Guzzis!http://www.motouniche.dk/
And this is me in my shop!



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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #278 on: December 26, 2006, 08:33:44 PM »
   Steve Wagner
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   Mechanic/electrician in the corrugated box industry
   2 grown sons, 2 grand kids, one Ex-wife
   Current bikes
     96 1100 Sport (Gina) 101,400 miles
     04 Triumph Tiger  54,500 miles
     
   Been riding Guzzis since 1983. Used to live in Wisconsin. 15,000 miles a year was a good year. Moved to Florida 5 years ago and am now averaging 40,000 a year. (Hey, I work 6 days a week). Much better. If I ever get to retire maybe I can ride as much as I want.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #279 on: December 26, 2006, 09:40:03 PM »
   Steve Wagner
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   Spring Hill, FL (35 miles north of Tampa)
   Mechanic/electrician in the corrugated box industry
   2 grown sons, 2 grand kids, one Ex-wife
   Current bikes
     96 1100 Sport (Gina) 101,400 miles
     04 Triumph Tiger  54,500 miles
     
   Been riding Guzzis since 1983. Used to live in Wisconsin. 15,000 miles a year was a good year. Moved to Florida 5 years ago and am now averaging 40,000 a year. (Hey, I work 6 days a week). Much better. If I ever get to retire maybe I can ride as much as I want.

Don't you miss our nice weather?   ;D
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #280 on: December 27, 2006, 06:33:36 AM »
   Steve Wagner
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   Mechanic/electrician in the corrugated box industry
   2 grown sons, 2 grand kids, one Ex-wife
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     96 1100 Sport (Gina) 101,400 miles
     04 Triumph Tiger  54,500 miles
     
   Been riding Guzzis since 1983. Used to live in Wisconsin. 15,000 miles a year was a good year. Moved to Florida 5 years ago and am now averaging 40,000 a year. (Hey, I work 6 days a week). Much better. If I ever get to retire maybe I can ride as much as I want.

You are lucky you live that far North of Tampa, but probably still get a bunch of the traffic. When I lived down there I wondered how anyone could ride in that mess. Half of the people can't drive and the other half can't see but they're all behind the wheel.
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #281 on: December 27, 2006, 07:08:11 AM »
Valerio Barone
Age: 52
Born and raised in Italy- came to the US in 1970
Live and work in Northwest Florida (Fort Walton Beach)
Occupation: Full-time General Aviation A & P mechanic - 30% retired
Happily married to a wonderful woman for 30 years. Both of our kids are married, one grand daughter and another on the way.
My son Aldo recently joined the board, himself a Guzzi rider with 2 bikes.
Bikes: 1984 SP 1000 and 1985 Vespa PX 150E
Hobbies: Wrenching on anything mechanical, cooking, listening to classical and instrumental music, phylosophy, armchair-economist and statesman, and generally addicted to knowledge.
Dislikes: Yardwork, consumerism, newfangled techno-garbage, and anything that does not improve the human condition
Now you know me,

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #282 on: December 27, 2006, 07:59:22 AM »
Hello, everyone.

I'm Patrick Beaman.
Third generation Houstonian now living in Katy with my bride, Stella.
Graphic designer.
Hobbies are riding and learning about my '02 LeMans ( owned for 10 days - thanks MPH! ), riding, fishing, reading, travel...

Happy New Year.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #283 on: January 17, 2007, 04:04:49 PM »
bump

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

Don't be shy guys.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #284 on: January 17, 2007, 04:30:08 PM »
Hello,

Marty Tully,
almost 50,
"Postal"
in northeast PA area.

No bike yet, but soon, very very soon.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #285 on: January 17, 2007, 06:24:38 PM »
What are you looking for?
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 #286 on: January 17, 2007, 10:19:21 PM »
David Deambrogio
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sort of married ???
Aluminium sales rep
Sports. The Griso
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Hobby.   Woodwork
Drink.   Anything from Mr Walker
Goal.   To own as many Guzzi's as some of you guys
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #287 on: January 18, 2007, 02:37:52 AM »
Matt Whale
Ohakune, Noth Island, New Zealand (Where are all the kiwis? )
33 years old
Occupation: Fitter and Turner at a pulp mill
Not married yet but soon, no children but soon. Have a loving partner and she doesnt love bikes. So I go to rallys on my own, YEHAAAAAA.
Bikes: 1 rooted 1000s stripping the gear box at the moment ( very important must be done right now cant be put on hold)
Hobbies: Guzzis, hunting, fishing and boozing with my mates.


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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #288 on: January 18, 2007, 08:55:54 PM »
David Kimberly
Gave up practicing law to teach special education
live in Monterey County, CA
Married
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Both in college, 1 married (to an Austrian).
'04 Breva

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #289 on: January 18, 2007, 09:15:21 PM »
I thought I already did this once or twice.  Check back through the thread.

I'm Frank. ;)

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #290 on: January 18, 2007, 09:19:30 PM »
I thought I already did this once or twice.  Check back through the thread.

I'm Frank. ;)

Hi Frank!!

We're here for you!!

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #291 on: January 18, 2007, 09:36:22 PM »
I thought I already did this once or twice.  Check back through the thread.

I'm Frank. ;)

Hi Frank!!

We're here for you!!

I don't have to stand up and tell you everything I've done wrong to anybody in my life tonight, do I?

It's getting late and I have work tomorrow.   :D

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #292 on: January 19, 2007, 07:34:33 AM »
What a bunch of nice folks! I looked at Guzzis for years, I guess partly because of my Italian heritage, and partly because they are beutiful bikes.
I rode Harleys for 14 plus years starting in 1985, they were just coming up from the AMF mess, and recently formed HOG. It was fun riding and hanging out with like minded folks. But as the years went on and Harley got greedy and stuck on itself, I noticed the cliental started to change. Yes we all rode Harleys but I found it harder to find anyone to talk about the bikes and touring the people changed, could not talk about what tires, oil, roads, camping gear or anything , even the HOG Rallies seemed to cater to a group that just meets and parks rather than rides.
All this to say this is a fine group, I noticed alot of Mechanics, Technicians, Engineers and the like. People who enjoy the machine. Even when there are "problems" with Moto Guzzi , atleast everyone can talk about problems, solutions, and ideas.

Great group!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

God Bless and Let's have a great 2007

Stephen
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #293 on: January 19, 2007, 12:08:00 PM »

Hi:

My name is Sam

I'm a Guzziholic

Sam
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« Reply #294 on: January 19, 2007, 03:03:48 PM »

Hi:

My name is Sam

I'm a Guzziholic



You poor man.  We have a treatment program for you here!   ;D
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #295 on: January 19, 2007, 05:19:26 PM »
Randy Ullery - OFBG
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Retired Elect Engr Aerospace
Silver City, New Mexico
Hobbies - old motorcycles, new motorcycles, ride motorcyles, read about motorcycles, fix motorcycles, take pictures of motorcycles, talk about motorcycles,  visit motorcycle people,
go to motorcycle rallies

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64 Norton Featherlastic 850
65 DKW 50cc
66 Norton Atlas - current project
69 Norton Fastback
71 Norton basket case
71 B50T
71 B50SS project
73 Triumph Trident project-in-waiting
73 Montessa trials project-in-waiting
73 Honda XL175   hey how did that get in there?
74 Norton Commando owned since new
75 Norton Commando that I  wore out and needs rebuilt
76 Triumph Bonneville project-in-waiting
73 Eldorado last plated in 1978, recently brought back to life, current project
94 Ducati Monster, stolen, wrecked and returned to me
95 Guzzi California
Want to get:  Adventure Touring machine

I have a 10 acre parcel just  outside of town.  Guzzi riders welcome to stop and pitch a tent if you're passing through this area.  Also a couple of great twisty roads in the area.

I bought  a bunch of old bike projects and saved them for retirement.  Now I got a lot of stuff to do!

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #296 on: January 19, 2007, 05:34:39 PM »

Hi:

My name is Sam

I'm a Guzziholic



You poor man. We have a treatment program for you here! ;D

How many steps????
Sam
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Hey Check out my CD www.cdbaby.com/bakersam

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #297 on: April 28, 2007, 06:36:23 PM »
My lurking days are over...
Mike Craven, 50, electrical engineer (Yellowjacket)
Atlanta, GA, USA
1983 Cali II which I bought in '93 after getting the OK from the late John Hoffman.  John was the local highly regarded Guzzi dealer-mechanic (and parts/mechanic shop for any Italian machines).  I also had called Harper's to see what they had to say.  Almost always take vacation with my wife on the back and have been through a lot of N.America... Nova Scotia and Victoria BC are the farthest points.
In the spirit of full disclosure, I often have burgers and beer with the Atlanta GA gaggle. And even did an Alps tour with a rental from Alis and Peter.  That was inspired by and overlapped with Bill Hagan and Kathy for a couple of days.  Still owe Bill for his hospitality and counsel on that trip. 
Planning on the US National Rally in MN this year.
MGNOC L-715 (wife, Sue, is L-716), 2 married kids, 2 grandkids, dog, '74 Lotus Europa, '83 Jag XJ6 (wife's everyday driver)
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #298 on: December 19, 2007, 04:11:50 PM »
Ron James
53 - married, two sons, 2 cats and 1 Border Collie
Central Region Manager, Datamax
Hobbies - cars, restoring motorcycles, music, travel, making anything
favorite movie - Rain Man
'I'm an excellent rider'


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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #299 on: December 19, 2007, 07:44:19 PM »
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