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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #60 on: October 05, 2006, 05:47:30 PM »
John Reagan

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

Nashua NH

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

Sweet! I'm typing this on a new HP laptop i bought last weekend. Can I have your number? Y'know...in case i have a question or something

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #61 on: October 05, 2006, 06:22:15 PM »
Phil

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Cypress,TX
Geophysicist
MSF Instructor, ahem.. Rider Coach

Married to my riding partner (19 years)
3 kiddo's who all love to ride

Riding since ~'84 with a short hiatus in the '90's

Passions: Family, martial arts, and recently fabrication -working a project bike.  Oh - and of course, riding.


John L.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #62 on: October 05, 2006, 06:28:41 PM »
Hi Y'all !
I'm 51 just now
Married - -for the 2nd and last time
3 kids grown, 2 left
2 grandkids
Cleverly disguised as a worker bee for Ok Dept of Environmental Quality.
Got back into riding 4 or so years ago ...
Love riding, don't like working   SHOCK!
Private pilot - virtually unused since, but a great accomplishment at the time LOL.
Frequent lurker, love the board here
THANKS LUAP !
Just got Sheila (wife) a V-star 650 to get started with...
Life is goooood

« Last Edit: October 06, 2006, 12:33:09 PM by John L. »

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« Reply #63 on: October 05, 2006, 06:31:13 PM »
Hi

Bill Kerekes

49

Comercial Construction Superintendent

Conroe, Texas

Golf, 75 T, 73 MG Midget and try to keep moving around room in my garage ::)

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« Reply #64 on: October 05, 2006, 06:41:03 PM »
Bob
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Forklift operator for Mars Inc.  I tell truckers to backup & take this load  ;D

Not married currently but, I'm in the process of ordering a Filipino bride  :)

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #65 on: October 05, 2006, 06:44:55 PM »
 Gary , 56  Just North of Canada.
Married 39 years, 2 Sons , 1 deceased , Nov 20, 2000
Metal model maker, concept cars
Just started riding Guzzi number 17  
as near as I can count it is motorcycle #49  or so overall Only 5 of them were rideable when purchased.
Started riding in 1965
First motorized two wheeler was a Lil Indian minibike
powered by an alky burning, ported Mc8 McCulloch kart engine
First real motorcycle a 1963 BSA Royal Star Followed by a very long string od Royal Enfield Interceptors, Triumph twins and triples, Matchless singles and twins, Norton twins, BSA singles, twins and triples, An AJS and a Velocette KTT, An Indian arrow. One Asian, a dreadful KZ1000
 The other Italians were a 1975 750 Sport, a 1971 450 Ducati Scrambler and a 1984 Ducati 900SS Bevel (bought at a GM employee auction in 1986 with 19 miles on the clock)
 
    

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #66 on: October 05, 2006, 06:49:46 PM »
      Dan Kellaway 53 Guitar Maker www.kellawayguitars .com
With the best lady ever, who makes Medieval Wedding Dresses  www.medievalwedding attire.com
who loves the bike with a passion
We have 4 Border Collies  2 children each
3 grandchildren  
We live in Singleton Hunter Valley NSW Australia a coal mining town
we live to renovate to get onto land. Our sanity if you call it that is derived from the simple pleasures of the ride.
I love to play and write music at times, photography, amateur website writing, checking out this site[ I think a little too obsessively lately], drinking beer of course, and mechanical repairs ['wrenching' to you yanks] to my vehicles although I'd prefer they didn't need it. It's enjoyable on the Guzzi if it's done right the first time.
There it is ; a serious response. I do enjoy some of the more cryptic ones too though.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #67 on: October 05, 2006, 07:11:26 PM »
Mike Harper   66   Moto Guzzi dealer for 37 years and a reluctant farmer just southeast of Kansas City, MO
Hobbies -- Antique motorcycles  I got bunches and bunches and flying
Married for 45 years-- 3 grandkids
2 Horses that run loose on the farm, 2 dogs, 1 Cockatiel

Will Creedon

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« Reply #68 on: October 05, 2006, 07:14:21 PM »
1984 Ducati 900SS Bevel (bought at a GM employee auction in 1986 with 19 miles on the clock)[/left]

An S2 perhaps? 

900SS's were made from 1975-1982, replaced by the 900 S2 in 1983/84, the 84s had electric start etc, and then the 1985 S2 Mille which was the end of the line.

Will




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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #69 on: October 05, 2006, 07:26:15 PM »
Steve Tiedman

Minneapolis, MN area

37 years, 7 months young.

Been with the same great lady for over 16 years, married to her for over 13 years.

No kids.

Work for a body of municipal government as a housing & building inspector, looking forward to the day when I can leave it all behind for a pasture without so much horsesh*t.

Steve.
Steve T.
Twin Cities, MN
Sophia, '16 Moto Guzzi V7 II Stone
Feejer, '10 Yamaha FJR
"Il Viaggiatore", The Traveler. A.K.A. Via. 2017 FIAT 124 Spider Classica

"What we do during our working hours determines what we have; what we do during our leisure hours determines what we are."
-George Eastman.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #70 on: October 05, 2006, 07:40:22 PM »
Chuck Stottlemyer
"Well past 21"  ;D Retired engineering modelmaker/tool & die maker/moldmaker/machine designer and builder.
Live on a farm/airstrip in central Indiana.
Hobbies.. have built or restored 5 airplanes, fooling around in the machine shop, flying, double bassist, and Guzzis. duh.
"If you have no fear, you ain't doing it right..."
Chuck in (Elwood) Indiana/sometimes SoCal

02 Scura RC
87 AeroLario
79 G5
95 Skorpion tour
Thanks to two wings..
"All a man can ask is to have good friends and to pee with velocity...."

Eldo in the Weeds

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« Reply #71 on: October 05, 2006, 07:43:26 PM »
name: Eric
age: 41
location:  Katy, TX
occupation:  outside sales (musical instruments)
hobbies:  Guzzi's, guitar, guns, PC games

72 Eldo (in pieces)
2002 Stone (almost)

Will Creedon

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #72 on: October 05, 2006, 07:57:45 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

<snip>


Thank you for reliable Slick magnetos - mine, installed in 97, have been entirely trouble free  :-)

Will
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #73 on: October 05, 2006, 08:19:57 PM »
Age: Unknown. Stolen by Gypsies at birth and later sold to farmers that needed a replacement for their dead mule.

Currently Executive VP in charge of total production of Brassica rapa.
Senior VP of TURDASS (Turnip Users Research & Development Association)
Married 6 or 7 times. I used to drink a lot.

I want my headstone to read "A steady job and a good woman have been the ruin of many a biker."

Tex

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #74 on: October 05, 2006, 08:27:04 PM »
Mike

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Huntington Beach, Ca.

Electro/Mechanical engineer

Run my own business testing/repairing low (480) and medium voltage (1KV-15KV) electrical power distribution systems since 1986

Wife, son (17), 3 Chinese Shar-Pei dogs, 2 fire-bellied toads.

Hobbies: Reading, Motorcycling, Muscle Cars, Guns, Soccer, watching B&W classic movies.

'79 Moto Guzzi CX100,   '79 Kawasaki KZ1000 (Mad Max Replica), '68 Dodge Dart GTS 383.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #75 on: October 05, 2006, 08:29:32 PM »
Daniel Kalal
49 (Guzzi owner for 30 years)
Fatigue Engineer, Cessna Aircraft Co.


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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #76 on: October 05, 2006, 08:45:54 PM »
Todd Haven
Age:40
Parts manager for MPH Cycles,
and MPH Automotive.
Came to work with my brother 17 years ago,
looks like I may be off the probationary period soon.

hobbies: Guzzi, blues/jazz/Texas folk music, history, Libertarian politics.
And beer.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #77 on: October 05, 2006, 09:00:01 PM »
 :)   Sid Kerr
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      Hobbies-  Motocycles And motorcycle trips

      01 Jackal
      03 Suzuki 1200 Bandit
      96 Suzuki DR650
      79 Yamaha XS1100
      83 Yamaha Virago 920
       

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« Reply #78 on: October 05, 2006, 09:04:57 PM »
Mark Williamson
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Power Plant Operator
Alabama

pete roper

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« Reply #79 on: October 05, 2006, 09:06:29 PM »
Pete Roper

Age 49, or something :P

Job. Open to interpretation. Sometime Guzzi mechanic and designer of bits to cure a few of the problems the factory built in just to fool us ;D. Full time cook and bottle-washer and Mr. Mum for the last 21 years. Now, having just got rid of my two oldest kids, I have only a 12 year old and a 78 year old with dementia to look after, Jude, the wife, fends for herself!

Interests? Travel, motorbikes, (although most *modern* bikes hold little or no allure for me.) current affairs.

Dis-interests/hates? Much of popular culture, plasma screen TV's and anything sold as a 'Lifestyle Accessory'.

Ambitions- To drink my own bodyweight in beer every day for the next 50 years!

Pete

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« Reply #80 on: October 05, 2006, 09:08:12 PM »
Joe Chandler
Owasso, OK
56, today
Public School Supt.
Married 35 years
Who has time for hobbies?  

Dinger

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« Reply #81 on: October 05, 2006, 09:11:45 PM »
Ron, 38 years old but I feel 28!  Happily married for almost 10 years (second try).  No kids yet, wife is 30 so there is still hope.  2 dogs and a cat with 18 toes.

I like to shoot anything that goes BANG.  Clay birds are my favorite.  Reloading is fun.  I enjoy wood and metal work.   I have a passion for well trained Laborador retrievers; minpin house dog has a place in my heart.  I enjoy boating.  I've owned several bikes and at times they are all I can think about..... Current bike is the best; Jackal!

My wife is the greatest!  She loves me and my Lab (Ann)!  She can ride anything with 2 wheels and is a pretty good skeet shooter.  She can drive and load a boat, out fish me anyday (she also cleans them), back a trailer, cook, and run a business.  Did I mention she's good looking?  I got a keeper!

I manage (sell, repair, clean toilet, whatever needs done) a pool and spa store for my inlaws.  I enjoy working toward something as a family.  I started out in a lawn mower repair shop in junior high, diesel truck shop in high school.  I was an auto mechanic for several years after high school.  During this time I managed 56 college hours.  I did a stint in purgatory as a pool builder after meeting my wife.......  I was a juke box repair man for 8 years.  I went to school in the AM and went on service calls all hours of the night.  Finally got my degree as a shop teacher at 35.  Then my inlaws wanted to open a new store, next to the lake, in Grove Oklahoma.........

Current bikes: 2000 Jackal, 1974 Honda CB-200


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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #82 on: October 05, 2006, 09:19:10 PM »
Dan Frazier
Age 51
Married 25 years, 6 children (3 hour glasses, 3 wedges)
Landfill Manager
Observed Trials, Skeet and Sporting clay shooting,
Sailing, Motorcycle riding, wood working, home improvement (house is vintage 1905)
Reducing the deer population to make riding safer while filling freezer with tasty meat.


2000 Jackal
1981 Honda Silverwing

Trials Bikes:
2003 Gas Gas
2000 Beta Rev3 (Italian)
1986 Fantic 301 (Italian)
2 Yamaha TY-80's

Dinger

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #83 on: October 05, 2006, 09:19:52 PM »
I forgot to mention scuba and travel! ;D

bill_powell

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« Reply #84 on: October 05, 2006, 09:30:58 PM »
Bill Powell
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Retired Army (101ST ABN)
Dover, TN
Guzzis & Minis

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #85 on: October 05, 2006, 09:36:02 PM »
Kent Reniche

50 (Officially an Old Fart, I have my AARP card!)

Correctional Educator

Soon to be married. (She's way too good for me)

Correctional educators don't make the criminals you fear. We make the criminals you fear smarter.

zzrider

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« Reply #86 on: October 05, 2006, 09:56:05 PM »
Dave Zentzis, 45 - Salem Oregon
Married 17 or 18 years(therabouts)
2 Sons, 2 St. Bernards, 4 cats, 7 chickens
Live in town but will probably be asked to leave soon.  :)
Wife is a part-time graphic designer/illustrator and full time homescool teacher and animal trainer.

Interests - songwriting, local history, old machines.

Dislikes/peeves - pop culture, wastefullness, frivolous lawsuits, Television, planned obsolesence

Bikes (in various states of disrepair)- '75 850T, '69 Ducati 450, '66 Triumph Cub and '65 Honda s-90


Oh yeah, I also dig Seans' Bus 8)

Sean Flanagan

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


Frank Smith

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« Reply #87 on: October 05, 2006, 10:10:21 PM »
Ok, I'm in.  I enjoy these threads as well.  I started one some years back about occupations.

Frank Murry Smith; Stonewall, Louisiana
Yes, that is the correct speeling.  My Daddy spelled it that way and so does my Son!  I'm 46yo and soon to be 47, but seem to act like 27 until that right elbow starts to ache.

Mechanical Engineer who could have retired by now with the 5 years of service with Enron if the crooks hadn't been around. :(
Capital Project Manager for International Paper Company at Mansfield, LA.  That's the flagship mill, but we're struggling.  No further information on this unless at a campfire with lots of beverages. ;D  We have our annual benefit reduction meeting tomorrow. :o

Jeanne is from Indiana, I know a yankee, but coming around since she has been here so long.  Joey 12, Steph 9, Travis 8, and Molly 3.  Molly has Angleman's Syndrom to keep our life interesting.  Angles do know how to express love. ;D 8)

Riding since '69 when I threw a leg over a Honda P-50 and still have my first big bike, '74 RD-250A, that I found a couple of years ago.  Two Guzzi's and looking for justification for a third or fourth.  Griso and Norge?

New house and need to sell the old one.  Why does the news tell everybody the market has flattened and is turning down once I get in this position?  Oh, well.  We plan to be here a long time if we can make the note.  The kids have 18.5 acres to ride the dirt bikes on and a couple of hundred more out in the woods if the landowner stays out of state.  Guzzi rally plans are in store here if we can ever get settled.

I've met so many good people from across the country riding these quirky bikes that it just doesn't seem right for anyone to have to suffer through that HD popularity contest.  What happend to all those people that bought Corvette's at mid-life anyway?

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #88 on: October 05, 2006, 10:37:24 PM »
Chet Rugg   52.
professional   ;D ;Dcampfire sitter
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Chet Rugg
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01 Cali Special

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #89 on: October 05, 2006, 10:59:40 PM »
William Williams Oakwood Texas Retired age 67
Married to the same lady for 43 years
Own 40 acres and a new house have one horse, one donkey, ten goats, some chickens, two dogs[labs] and four cats.
Am kicked back and enjoying life
1998 V11EV

 


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