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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2910 on: October 10, 2019, 02:06:56 PM »
Hello,
  Steve from Silver Spring, MD (right on top of DC). 53. Computer programmer.
I'm a returning (lapsed) member. Have a '75 850-T that I'm putting back into service after several years of being ignored (it, not me!).
I also have a couple of Norton Commandos, a 95 Ducati 900SS and a KTM Super Duke (GT)
thanks for having me
-Steve

Spent a lot of my younger life with my cousins in the triangle formed by University Blvd, Georgia Avenue, and Arcola Avenue.   :cool:

Hope your commute is bearable!!    :thumb:
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2911 on: October 10, 2019, 03:18:00 PM »
Hello,
  Steve from Silver Spring, MD (right on top of DC). 53. Computer programmer.
I'm a returning (lapsed) member. Have a '75 850-T that I'm putting back into service after several years of being ignored (it, not me!).
I also have a couple of Norton Commandos, a 95 Ducati 900SS and a KTM Super Duke (GT)
thanks for having me
-Steve

Welcome!  We have a loose group that usually meets on the 3rd Sunday morning of the month - lately it has been at Dempsey's Grill in Middletown, MD - watch the general discussion page for reminders.  A nice mix of newer and older Guzzis, & even a couple of "brand X" bikes, usually show up.  You could make it a nice back-roads ride from Silver Spring if you get up early enough!

Are you a member of the NCNOC (Norton Owners club) also?
JC
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2912 on: October 11, 2019, 09:23:23 AM »
Spent a lot of my younger life with my cousins in the triangle formed by University Blvd, Georgia Avenue, and Arcola Avenue.   :cool:

Hope your commute is bearable!!    :thumb:

Thanks! That's about a mile or two from my place. Luckily I can walk to work and avoid the horrible DC traffic (pretty much applies to every large metro area nowadays I suppose)


Welcome!  We have a loose group that usually meets on the 3rd Sunday morning of the month - lately it has been at Dempsey's Grill in Middletown, MD - watch the general discussion page for reminders.  A nice mix of newer and older Guzzis, & even a couple of "brand X" bikes, usually show up.  You could make it a nice back-roads ride from Silver Spring if you get up early enough!

Are you a member of the NCNOC (Norton Owners club) also?

Thanks - I'll keep an eye out. Yes, I am a member of the club; are you also a Norton guy?

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2913 on: October 11, 2019, 06:22:17 PM »


Thanks - I'll keep an eye out. Yes, I am a member of the club; are you also a Norton guy?

PM sent.
JC
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2914 on: October 12, 2019, 06:57:47 AM »
howdy,

I'm 60 years old... retired mechanical engineer.... spent first 28 years near Rochester, NY..... then moved to VA and never looked back.... live about 20 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway and even closer to great backroads..... owned about 50 bikes in the time since I was 10..... current stable is 2019 Beta EVO 250, 1999 Suzuki DR 650 with Pro-Cycle 790cc kit.... 2016 KTM Duke 690.... 2002 Gas Gas Pampera 280..... and a 2007 Moto Guzzi Nevada 750.

Guzzi's have alway intrigued me with their "agricultural" (bet you guys have never heard that adjective before...) charm, but I never intended to own one.  Then a neighbor (a Moto Guzzi addict) said in frustration "I've got too much going on, I need to get rid of some stuff, and offer to sell me his Nevada and a California very cheap.  The Nevada was too cheap to say no. 

Smart move or dumb move?  Too early to tell.  If It doesn't pan out, I'm not much of a cruiser guy, I figure I can get out for no money lost.

I appreciate all the advice, camaraderie, and humor here. 

As we say back home "Screw em if they can't take a joke!"  Riding a Guzzi is probably a great way to maintain humility.  Right?
"If you don't do stupid sh*t now, you won't have any good stories to tell later!"

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2915 on: October 13, 2019, 10:46:08 AM »
Hello All!

Recently joined the Guzzi family, with my purchase of 2020 V7iii Racer.

8th grade math and science teacher.
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Rancho Cucamonga, CA

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2916 on: October 18, 2019, 08:40:46 PM »
Hi All.

My first Guzzi was a Guzzuki in 1979:



It was a Guzzi 50 with a Suzi A100 race kit engine. Fun to race!

I bought my second Guzzi this week:



Its an '07 Breva 750 which had only 2000km on the clock when I bought it. Riding it back to Sydney from Melbourne added approx 50% to that! It's essentially brand new. I found it via a contact in the Victorian Moto Guzzi Club.

Now I have to add some goodies....

Gonzo

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2917 on: October 18, 2019, 09:08:05 PM »
Hi All.

My first Guzzi was a Guzzuki in 1979:



It was a Guzzi 50 with a Suzi A100 race kit engine. Fun to race!

I bought my second Guzzi this week:



Its an '07 Breva 750 which had only 2000km on the clock when I bought it. Riding it back to Sydney from Melbourne added approx 50% to that! It's essentially brand new. I found it via a contact in the Victorian Moto Guzzi Club.

Now I have to add some goodies....

Gonzo

 Whoa , that little beastie had to be fun  :thumb:

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2918 on: October 21, 2019, 09:26:12 AM »
Ade Beckham

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Based North East UK

Rides a 2008 California Vintage called "Bella"

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2919 on: October 21, 2019, 08:22:04 PM »
Hi all, I'm in the Charleston, South Carolina area, Wadmalaw Island to be exact. 50 year old graphic designer with 3 bikes currently. The most recent a '73 Eldorado that I purchased out of Florida. Would love to meet other enthusiasts in the area for rides and if possible draw from your knowledge on these great machines.


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2006 BMW F650gs
2011 Miniature Donkey

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2920 on: October 22, 2019, 07:17:35 AM »
Hello, I'm in Toronto, Canada and after 12 years riding a 1969 Triumph T100S, I now ride a 1982 Suzuki GS650G.   

I chose the Suzuki because I wanted a classically styled, reliable, air cooled, under 800cc machine with shaft drive.  And that's what's driving me towards the Moto Guzzi V7.

Other than bikes, I work in pet supplies distribution and export sales.    I look forward to learning more about Guzzis.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2921 on: October 23, 2019, 03:56:09 AM »
Welcome!!!
Sold:
1984 V65C
1985 850-T5
2001 V11 Sport Rosso Mandello Edition
2008 Stelvio 1200 4V
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2922 on: October 25, 2019, 01:31:15 AM »
Landy, 35, Minister, W. Washington. Just acquired a non-running '72 Eldorado project. Only been on here a day, already been a wealth of information and support  :thumb:

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #2923 on: November 07, 2019, 04:14:50 AM »
Hi all, Iím Dave. 34, software developer in Sydney, Australia.






I ride a 2013 V7.

 

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