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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #90 on: October 05, 2006, 11:13:03 PM »
Federico Pennacchini
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Opto-Mechanical Engineer
Tucson, Arizona
Married for two years the 23rd of this month.

My interests include: space exploration (it's why I do what I do), motorcycles, music (I'm a classical and jazz bassist, I also listen to WAY too much techno), roll playing games (both table top and MMOs), anything dorky or geeky, all scifi (loving the new battlestar Galactica, my interest in firearms was recently rekindled with my purchase of a SIG P239 and I plan on taking the Arizona CCW course this month, anything Italian (I do like my people), GLBT activism (got to stick up for my people), family, and enjoying being a 1st generation American

'02 California EV
'81 Suzuki GS550L slowly being rebuild and turned into a cafe racer
'65 Chevy C10 Stepside
'80 BMW 325ic
Shopping for a Scion XA (I can fit my upright in it!!!)


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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #91 on: October 05, 2006, 11:31:44 PM »
Jay Williams, 42, Muskogee Oklahoma USA. City prosecutor.
(Special dispensations available to anyone getting a speeding ticket while on a Guzzi.)
Wife (Maggie), no kids. Never did like sharing my toys.
Collector of WWII artifacts and machine guns.
I enjoy things that make loud noises and/or go fast.

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'67 Guzzi Stornello (project)
"1957" Chang-Jiang 750 w/sidecar
'69 Cougar Eliminator (351 4 bbl)
'70 Cougar Eliminator 428SCJ (project)
'89 5.0LX Mustang coupe
'93 F150 Lightning

Then again, when I was watching Predator I didn't think two members of its cast would become governors, either. So you never know.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #92 on: October 05, 2006, 11:53:24 PM »
Jay Williams, 42, Muskogee Oklahoma USA. City prosecutor.
(Special dispensations available to anyone getting a speeding ticket while on a Guzzi.)
Wife (Maggie), no kids. Never did like sharing my toys.
Collector of WWII artifacts and machine guns.
I enjoy things that make loud noises and/or go fast.

Y2K Jackal
'67 Guzzi Stornello (project)
"1957" Chang-Jiang 750 w/sidecar
'69 Cougar Eliminator (351 4 bbl)
'70 Cougar Eliminator 428SCJ (project)
'89 5.0LX Mustang coupe
'93 F150 Lightning



Suwheet! a prosecutor with machine guns!

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #93 on: October 06, 2006, 12:09:59 AM »
Paul Emerson
Lewiston, Idaho
57 next week.
Newspaper editor
Married for 37 years. Two kids and two grandkids.
Hobbies: Motorcycles, fly fishing, chasing steelhead (that's a big trout) in my jet boat. reading.
President, chaplain, treasurer and only member: North Central Idaho Moto Guzzi Owners Association.
2001 California Special
1983 R100 RT anniversary edition BMW.
Clarkston, WA

2006 B1100
1983 R100RT

RJ Reeves

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #94 on: October 06, 2006, 12:28:43 AM »
RJ Reeves:51
Occupation:  Working blue collar for a company I used to own.  (OK I fake it as a sales rep.). :P
Engaged #2 ::) For 5 yrs.  With step family of 4.
Interests: Psychology, bikes,keyboards and guitar.
Curent owner:  of NOTHING!   I sold my T-3, looking for a Concours, and then back to Italian.
Dislikes:Political extremists, skunks (they's slippery), popular rock, inlaws.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #95 on: October 06, 2006, 01:47:17 AM »
Nolan Parker, 51, married 21 years, 1 daughter, 19.
2 Jack Russels that stay outside & 1 chihuahua, spoiled, living in here against my wishes, but  OOOOh well!
We have a bit over 11 acres & want chickens & goats later.
Got a 73 F150 I need to stick an engine in & straighten the body on & repaint.
Have a few guns, only 1 with a trigger I haven't messed with. That's the 12 gauge. Some trigger work went well, some not quite so well, but nothing was a total failure.
Bikes are a 2005 Suzuki Boulevard, 650 single & 2005 Nevada
I lurk here when I am not reading about things no one wants to talk about. Disabled & often kinda stuck in the house, I look forward to days I can ride. Pesticides & heavy metals are not good for a guy. I got interested in what drives the political direction of the nation & started diggin a few years ago. Not happy with what I have found.
The people who post here & ride the Guzzis just don't seem to be an average cross section of America. Some very interesting folks here. Glad to have found this forum.
I have: Been a roughneck in the oilfield, tried my hand in a machine shop, been a body man & repaired copiers & cash registers. One year I had 14 or 15 W-2 forms just because I didn't have a clue what I wanted to do ;D Always worked harder & got more done than the next guy, or two.Working hard was what I did when I wasn't playing hard.Of the 6 kids hired as sackers when I was 16 I was first to get a raise, become a checker & get an aisle to stock. I hustled!
Of all the jobs I wish I could have had repairing flight simulators tops the list.Danged Air Force wouldn't let me.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #96 on: October 06, 2006, 02:01:39 AM »
Name; Frederik Smit

Age; 34



<= Location

Work; IT engineer

Hobby's; Guzzi's, Amateur Gynaecology   ;D
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2003 California EV >189,000 km"EVA", V75 crossfiets

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #97 on: October 06, 2006, 02:38:10 AM »
Rick Parker

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Heavy equipment parts specialist

Married 28 yrs., wife has more miles on a bike than I do ;D!
 1 13 y.o. Daughter(Dad, I can flatfoot your Jackal... :o)  Did I say she likes to ride?

3 horses 2 LLamas

Hobbies: Motorcycling, any firearm within the last 150 yrs., hauling hay, lurking this forum!

Ridden on and off since '68, now learning to speak Italian with a 2000 Jackal

Marysville,WA
 

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #98 on: October 06, 2006, 02:51:54 AM »
Older than most here.  Younger than a few.

Live on the navel of the Earth.

Occupation is riding in circles cleaning the lint out of the Earth's belly button.

Have a few Moto Guzzi's in the collection.  Trying to get rid of the none Guzzi's in the herd.

Married late in life.  Living my mid-life crisis now that way I don't have to fear it.

Biggest hobby is duh.....the Moto Guzzi herd. Feeding and taking care of it.  During the Fall I coach shooting.  Winter it's wrestling at the local high school.  Rest of the year it's driving my mortgage and escrow people crazy.  Once in awhile I consult for my wife's private a/c catering business.  Most of the time I take care of our youngest son.

   

 
There are no stupid questions.  There are however stupid people asking questions.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #99 on: October 06, 2006, 03:46:52 AM »
Guy Fortier

47 years old

claims examiner for a f***ing insurance company

married

hobbies motorcycles, cooking, traveling.
Guy Fortier

"Great spirits often meet violent opposition with mediocre minds" -Albert Einstein
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Lavigne Ontario, Canada (a 4 hour ride from anywhere)
Home of the Ontario Guzzi Riders Rally

2001 Moto Guzzi California

Riding Free

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #100 on: October 06, 2006, 04:41:29 AM »
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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From what I understand, the 900SS was still made in 84 They were not sold in the US after 82.  That is why I usually say it was a bevel drive because most people assume otherwise. As far as I know they were still being made until 1986. That particular 1984 900SS BEVEL was only in the US because General Motors wanted to look it over. I bought it from GM at an employee auction for $1500 with a service manual, a spare head and a Michigan title.The bike was in Euro trim with 40MM DelLortos and rock strainers along with fine sounding Contis. If it weren't for a local dealer sending in a shill bidder I would have won the bid at $400.  Back then the Harley/Honda sheep couldn't care less about a Ducati. Most of them had no idea. I later found out who the dealer was. He said he told his bidder to stop at $1500 because he figured there would be no title only a BOS, since the bike was not actually type approved for 1984. He was sick when I told him I got a Michigan title with the bike. Since the title was from the certificate of origin I was listed as the first owner.
   Many in the US think the 900SS went away when they quit coming here in 1982. Not the case
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #101 on: October 06, 2006, 05:35:17 AM »
Gwen Pettigrew

Age; not telling

Location Cardiff in Welsh Wales. Were men are men and sheep are scared.

Work; Advisor to King Gruntfuttock, king of Peasmoldia; professional snail sexer, chocolate taster to Homer J Simpson, and first woman to cross the Pacific on a springless pogo stick. I have done none of those things.

I do however manage a 3D Seismic interpetation lab and manage the IT for a university school.

Hobbies; Motorbikes, bread making ( the eating kind not the kind that pays for motorbikes), hiking, painting minature figures, Round the Horne, learning German and trying to build a robot.

Likes; chocolate, wine beer, Moroccan, Italian and Japenese food, and cats
Dislikes; ironing, crap driving and reality TV

Bikes; Nevada and a Spada. Would love to have a Norge and any Guzzi bacon slicer single.


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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #102 on: October 06, 2006, 05:48:08 AM »
     
We have 4 Border Collies 


We have 1 1/2 Border Collies.  Crash is a smooth coat half white.  Great breed!  Smart, obedient, loving dogs!  Lemmy is 1/2 BC, 1/2 Beagle, and also a 1/2 white.  It is quite funny what you end up with when you get a dog that is 1/2 the smartest dog breed and 1/2 the dumbest!  What a character...

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #103 on: October 06, 2006, 06:01:06 AM »
what an interesting trend,  a collection of fascinating talents and interests.what does this say about the guzzi design? and the ability of a group of people to become addicted to it's finer points.what a great thread.thanks to all.
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #104 on: October 06, 2006, 06:50:11 AM »
Live on the navel of the Earth.

Atlanta is the rectum of the earthi.


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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #105 on: October 06, 2006, 07:03:24 AM »
Julian here
32 years old
three dogs, three cats, zero kids, one wife
Patent Examiner in electrochemical technologies (fuel cells and batteries)
evening graduate student in Economics
love golf, coffee, cigars, Scotch

'93 Cal III daily ride
'84 V65 (first Guzzi, in storage)
'92 Mazda Miata (have had for 10 years)
'86 C-10 work truck
'76 and '74 VW baywindow buses (project)


VA Sean

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #106 on: October 06, 2006, 07:28:21 AM »

Hobby's; Guzzi's, Amateur Gynaecology   ;D


Frederik-
You rock!   ;)

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #107 on: October 06, 2006, 07:33:26 AM »
Tim Fiehler
Born in '53--- I'm 53!
40 miles west of Boston--- Hub of the Universe
Finish Carpenter/Woodworker
Wonderful woman has put up with me for 29 years--- married for 21, with 2 Lads--19, and 17.
Bassist (another one!), electric/acoustic for 38 years (and I still play like crap!); occasionally build guitars/basses ('tho not for a living, or as well as Mr. Kellaway), collect/use antique woodworking tools, Historical Society Prez., sucker for the "Perfect Vehicle"-- Motorcycles!
'65 Puch 175 "Twingle", '76 BMW R75/6, '84 BMW R80/ST, '78 Yamaha SR500--- Gone, but not forgotten!
2000 Guzzi V11Sport, 2000 Guzzi Jackal--- Current Rides.
'78 Guzzi 850 T3, '84 Guzzi V65C--- Projects (sure, I'm, Uhhh, workin' on 'em! Yeah.... that's it!)
'67 Aermacchi SS250, '71 Aermacchi SS350 ( HD Sprints--- Uhhh, yeah. They'll be up 'n runnin' any day now!)
'71, '72 Honda CB175's-- ( Didn't I tell ya I was gonna try Vintage Racing? They'll be runnin', Uhhh... next season!)
Sense a pattern here?

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #108 on: October 06, 2006, 07:39:42 AM »
Sam Frank
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Orthodontist for 23 years
Pittsburgh, PA
married 33 years
three offspring, the older two have moved back home! (lucky us) :'(
love lurking on this site
hobby is motorcycling
Breva 1100 is current ride and fourth Guzzi
'73 Eldorado--Hey Jason, is the Eldo ready Yet?
1973 Eldorado
2013 Norge - moving to Arizona to live with John.
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #109 on: October 06, 2006, 08:09:36 AM »
Dennis Hansen, Spruce Head, Maine.

Another 1953 @53 kid, married with a daughter in Grad School.

Currently pretending to be a boatbuilder but always thinking about getting a real job.

Check out www.hansenandcompan y.blogspot.com to see a little of what I'm about. (Just started the blog, much more to come).

I LOVE CBRs.............. Chesapeake Bay Retrievers that is, model airplanes and bikes.

2001 V11 Sport in Silver. Only one project bike, what? Gilera, OK, sears, 106SS.

Whatever happened to summer?
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #110 on: October 06, 2006, 09:14:06 AM »
Carl Sederquist

71 and going strong



Commercial International Satellite service and operations consultant (45 years in this field)

paid my dues by living in Southern New Jersey for five years and Wash DC for 28

Live and work from my seashore home in Surry, Maine since 1996




My interests are history, motorcycles (euro), firearms and fine food and wine. Also films that have content with any of these subjects.

politics - Libertarian of course.  read my copy of "Reason" cover to cover each issue along with my motorcycle rags and "Rifleman"
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #111 on: October 06, 2006, 09:21:24 AM »

Age; not telling



Fine. I guess we wil have to cut you in half and count the rings  ;D

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #112 on: October 06, 2006, 09:52:17 AM »
Frans Vandaele
Living in Brugge, Belgium
53
Married, 2 sons
self-employed banker
Hobbies: motorcycling, jazz and blues (used to play, now just listen), Scotch Whisky, Belgian Beer ;D
Owned and sold: V65, Nevada, 2xCali, Breva 1100, Norge 8V, Breva 1100 with Squire sidecar
Currently own: V85 TT

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #113 on: October 06, 2006, 09:52:28 AM »
Timothy Matthias Liewer Hershey, NE. USA
    A&P IA aircraft mechanic, out of high school found railroading to pay better, have been maintaining and repairing A/C to stay active in that field for 40 years. Have had the good fortune to buy some old junkers and crashed out heaps and restore them over the years, My first personal restoration was a 1943 Boeing Stearman, then I picked up Lyman Gustave Bloomingdale's 1936 Stinson Reliant, I still own this a/c and love the history of it . It was based at Roosevelt field Long Island NY from 36 to 40, then it was pressed into military service during WWII. Bloomingdale would fly it from Long Island to Manhattan, past the statue of Liberty on his daily commute to his department store. I also traded the Stearman for the Yale (another story)
    Wife Diane son Choan daughter Shannon 3-8/9 grand kids!
     Returned to motorcycles after 35 years as a way to relax and take some of the daily grind off, it seems to be working!!!  
           Can't spell as you all know, don't seem to have the ability to make lil crib notes in head like most. Have always considered this to be cheating on your part and finally came to the conclusion I have done pretty well for what I have to work with!!! Inherited a 2 stroke Lawn Boy once would like to trade for old Bultaco any takers?
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #114 on: October 06, 2006, 10:09:11 AM »
Mike DeRienzo

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Instructor and Architect in Florence, SC

new wife w/ 2 kids ( 1 started college this year)

old wife, 1 boy, flight test engineer after graduating from the Air Force Academy last June, 2000 ZR-7, 2002 KLR 650

stuff:  03 Guzzi EV11t, 81 Lancia, 62 MGA Coupe
Florence, SC
03 California EV
02 KLR 650 with son in LA
son purchased Griso....yeah....
12 Ducati Monster 1100 evo in Charleston

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #115 on: October 06, 2006, 10:13:39 AM »
Live on the navel of the Earth.

Atlanta is the rectum of the earthi.



But it's nowhere near Butts, MO.

Yes, there really is a town named that, it's south of Rolla, near Steelville.
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1987 1000 SPII "Il Duce' II"

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #116 on: October 06, 2006, 10:17:30 AM »
Live on the navel of the Earth.

Atlanta is the rectum of the earthi.



But it's nowhere near Butts, MO.

Yes, there really is a town named that, it's south of Rolla, near Steelville.

Never been to Butts, MO but I've seen Big Butt, NC on the Blue Ridge Parkway!

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #117 on: October 06, 2006, 10:18:21 AM »

Age; not telling



Fine. I guess we wil have to cut you in half and count the rings  ;D


Ohhhhhhh messy and very ouchy
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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #118 on: October 06, 2006, 10:19:31 AM »
Age: Old. But not so old I wont bust you into kindling

And the other one about cutting someone in half to read the rings.
Sounds like the onset of Treebergers syndrome, a delusional state where the recipient becomes secretive about themselves while imaging others to be made of wood.

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Re: Introductions thread...Introduce yourself to the group !
« Reply #119 on: October 06, 2006, 10:23:42 AM »
Charles Rader

Divorced twice - there won't be a  third time!

64 years young?

Professor of marketing - I should be able to retire in another 10 years.

Hobbies = motorcycles and passing a good time.
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98 Yellow Centauro, 93 SPIII, 1978 LeMans
1977 Convert, 1975 850-T (FOR SALE)
1985 Harley FLTC, 1985 K100RT
2001 Lees-ure Lite Camper

 


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