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« Reply #30 on: October 05, 2006, 03:04:56 PM »
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #31 on: October 05, 2006, 03:13:01 PM »
Terry Whitaker
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« Reply #32 on: October 05, 2006, 03:14:06 PM »
Victor Kennedy
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« Reply #33 on: October 05, 2006, 03:17:08 PM »
John J. Cerilli

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #34 on: October 05, 2006, 03:18:27 PM »
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #35 on: October 05, 2006, 03:20:23 PM »
paul drotar; 46; rochester, new york

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who needs therapy? i have a motorcycle!!
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #36 on: October 05, 2006, 03:20:48 PM »
George Westbury

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Rural South Carolina.

Married to the farmer's daughter (Kim)

We have horses, kids (3), and not much else!

Got my first Guzzi back in May (thanks John Z), an '03 EVT

My first bike was a Herter's minibike  with a big fat rear tire....



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« Reply #37 on: October 05, 2006, 03:21:11 PM »
STL Metro area

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #38 on: October 05, 2006, 03:23:11 PM »
Mike Pearson
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Will Creedon

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« Reply #39 on: October 05, 2006, 03:26:45 PM »
Victor Kennedy
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Hello Victor!

A Slovenian participant on Wildgoose Chase!   Cool!  Are you a member of the Slovenian Guzzi Club?

I tried my best this summer to get to Slovenia to visti my friends from 2002,  but I did not succeed.   In a way it was a good thing because the motorcycle broke and by my calculations I would have been in Croatia on my way to Ljubjana if I hadn't gone north by ferry instead.  Otherwise, I was sorry I didn't make it!

Slovenian Guzzi Club Dinner, 2002....  Nice people.



Will


John Peters

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #40 on: October 05, 2006, 03:37:40 PM »
John Peters
Age: 51
Occupation: Transition/Vocational Coordinator for Special Education students
Interests: Besides Guzzis (75 T-3 LAPD), sailplane pilot, firearms, fishing
My wife says the Guzzi cures her backaches much better than any meds or chiropractor ever has!

hws

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« Reply #41 on: October 05, 2006, 03:40:43 PM »
Hi; Hank Sheddan
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half retired  ;D  Louise supports me

 retired from Unison ind--no not the pill people--aerospace ignition

 did everything from machinist-tool maker to engineering designer, finally gave it up in 03

 like motorcycles, still fly a bit, guns, a little farming.

wish I had the coin to have a stable full of guzzis

 never tire of seeing how interesting the people on this board are.

and how helpfull when one of us needs a helping hand--thanks to all of you.

Hank  :)

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #42 on: October 05, 2006, 03:40:51 PM »
Hi Will. I wasn't aware that there was a Slovenian Guzzi Club until you mentioned it, but now that I know, I'll look it up. I just got back into biking after 25 years. I sold my last bike to pay for college tuition in 1982, and hadn't ridden anything until this last summer, when my daughter and I rented a scooter on our holidays in Bled and Bohinj. She enjoyed it so much she took a scooter riding course when we got back home (kids over 14 can get a licence to drive a scooter under 50 c.c. here). I've been futzing around with local bureaucracy trying to get my Slovenian motorycle driving licence (ever read Kafka?), but it appears that everything is taken care of now, and I expect to pick up my new Nevada tomorrow.  ;D

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #43 on: October 05, 2006, 03:41:14 PM »
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #44 on: October 05, 2006, 03:46:39 PM »
Tom Pritchard
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Old Land Rovers, Alfa Romeos, Fishing, Surfing

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #45 on: October 05, 2006, 03:54:28 PM »
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Will Creedon

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« Reply #46 on: October 05, 2006, 04:02:28 PM »
Hi Will. I wasn't aware that there was a Slovenian Guzzi Club until you mentioned it, but now that I know, I'll look it up. I just got back into biking after 25 years. I sold my last bike to pay for college tuition in 1982, and hadn't ridden anything until this last summer, when my daughter and I rented a scooter on our holidays in Bled and Bohinj. She enjoyed it so much she took a scooter riding course when we got back home (kids over 14 can get a licence to drive a scooter under 50 c.c. here). I've been futzing around with local bureaucracy trying to get my Slovenian motorycle driving licence (ever read Kafka?), but it appears that everything is taken care of now, and I expect to pick up my new Nevada tomorrow.  ;D

http://www.motoguzzi-si.com/club_about.html

My experience with them in 2002 was truly a pleasure.  They are great people, I met them in Mandello del Lario and then rode to Slovenia and took part in a ride around the country over a weekend.  We had a party at some huge ex-communist era golf facility that was available for rent.  So the whole club could stay there, out in the country.   Man, it was crazy.   

You no doubt recognize this place....



I am on the right with Barbara Susnik, a Centauro rider now in Canada with the Slovenian embassy, and Tomaz Moravec on the left.



Here we are having fixed the loose battery cables on the ST2 I was riding, Matteo Turturro is the other guy (from Italy).   The party started right afterwards!

Will

 
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #47 on: October 05, 2006, 04:06:00 PM »
Bill Beck

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Broadview, IL
No wife, no kids, no debt, 2 cats
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Camping, Hiking, Road Trips, Bicycling, Jazz, Big Band, Movies, MST3K, T.O.P.
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« Reply #48 on: October 05, 2006, 04:07:49 PM »
Bled castle. What do I win?

I've never met Barbara, but I've talked to her on the phone (I'm originally from Canada, and am in touch with the consulate in Ljubljana quite often). We live at the other end of the country, in Maribor.

Thanks for the link. I'll get in touch with the club.
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« Reply #49 on: October 05, 2006, 04:11:59 PM »
Bled castle. What do I win?

I've never met Barbara, but I've talked to her on the phone (I'm originally from Canada, and am in touch with the consulate in Ljubljana quite often). We live at the other end of the country, in Maribor.

Thanks for the link. I'll get in touch with the club.

That's a coincidence!

They're a good bunch.

Will

PS You win a ride to Bled :-))))

PPS If you do get in touch with the Slovenian Guzzi club in person, give them my regards, and let me know how it goes!   
« Last Edit: October 05, 2006, 04:16:37 PM by Will Creedon »

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #50 on: October 05, 2006, 04:30:11 PM »
I always enjoy these. 

I'm an entomologist.  Probably the only one here. (?)  I've been educated well beyond my abilities and am living proof that if you don't live a virtuous life in the field you'll go to Management. 

My specialty is structural and household pests, particularly termites and beetles.  In my "day job" I fly a desk for SC's pesticide regulatory agency.  It's a little science, a little crime-fighting, a good bit of consumer protection, and a whole lot of bureaucracy.  And every other Tuesday at noon I do a call-in radio show about insects.  My 15 minutes of fame ought to be about up by now...

Outside of the day job I do a good bit of consulting as an expert witness.  (Lawyers, make a note.  Consulting pays for the Guzzi, you know.)  Every now and then I get invited to come out and put on some training for some group of pest-control guys, or another regulatory program.  I'm going to have to start taking more leave for these and riding the bike.  I've passed up chances to ride out to Arizona and Oregon recently.  I did have a nice ride up to Indianapolis this year, though.  (Hi, Dave!)

Three kids.  Two German Shorthairs.  One argumentative woman.  House in the country.  Moderate carpentry skills.  Wiring efforts usually pass the "lick two fingers..." test.  Not good at tire-changing.  Will hunt for food. 

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vkennedy

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #51 on: October 05, 2006, 04:31:50 PM »
Bled castle. What do I win?

I've never met Barbara, but I've talked to her on the phone (I'm originally from Canada, and am in touch with the consulate in Ljubljana quite often). We live at the other end of the country, in Maribor.

Thanks for the link. I'll get in touch with the club.

That's a coincidence!

They're a good bunch.

Will

PS You win a ride to Bled :-))))

PPS If you do get in touch with the Slovenian Guzzi club in person, give them my regards, and let me know how it goes!   

Hvala lipa, Will!

Jaz bom, seveda.

Lep pozdrav in srecno pot!

Will Creedon

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #52 on: October 05, 2006, 04:41:34 PM »
Bled castle. What do I win?

I've never met Barbara, but I've talked to her on the phone (I'm originally from Canada, and am in touch with the consulate in Ljubljana quite often). We live at the other end of the country, in Maribor.

Thanks for the link. I'll get in touch with the club.

That's a coincidence!

They're a good bunch.

Will

PS You win a ride to Bled :-))))

PPS If you do get in touch with the Slovenian Guzzi club in person, give them my regards, and let me know how it goes!   

Hvala lipa, Will!

Jaz bom, seveda.

Lep pozdrav in srecno pot!

Oh my God, now I'm going to go crazy wondering what that means...  :-)

Since I've now hijacked this thread...

Will Creedon
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Flying marginally powered old airplanes

Will


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« Reply #53 on: October 05, 2006, 04:42:17 PM »
Bill Beck

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Yeah!  Now I feel like I'm sitting around a campfire! 

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« Reply #54 on: October 05, 2006, 05:08:37 PM »
<MST3K>

Threw that in just in case!

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« Reply #55 on: October 05, 2006, 05:20:35 PM »
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« Reply #56 on: October 05, 2006, 05:28:11 PM »
Sean Flanagan

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Computer geek

I live in a motorhome...actuall y a school bus that's been converted to a motorhome.

Currently at Mormon Lake Lodge in northern Arizona.  Fixin to move to a warmer climate in about 3 weeks.

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« Reply #57 on: October 05, 2006, 05:29:41 PM »
Age: Old. But not so old I wont bust you into kindling
Location: Close enought to Moto International that I buy over the counter. Far enough away that Bigfoot is renting the spare room
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #58 on: October 05, 2006, 05:37:18 PM »
John Reagan

46yo, divorced, no kids, live-in GF who loves to ride

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Software Engineer for Hewlett-Packard

Hobbies: Photography, motorcycles, woodworking

I have lots of photos from an around-the-world trip I took last year at

http://www.pbase.com/jreagan/worldtrip

for those of you might be interested.  Plus a few of my Breva and Bonneville at

http://www.pbase.com/jreagan/motorcycles
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« Reply #59 on: October 05, 2006, 05:45:12 PM »
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