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Offline wavedog

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As I was walking my dog around the block the other day I decided to count the houses and motorcycles. The one block street I live on has 18 houses. 15 are occupied. There are 7 motorcycles. behind my house on the other side of the block is a similar house count with 3 bikes. On the other side of that block are three more bikes that I am aware of. I walk to the stop sign at the end of my street and within a half block there are 7 more bikes. It is like that all over this town. During the weekends when people have their garage doors open it seems as though every fifth house has a bike or two in the garage or driveway. What is the bike density like where you live?

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Re: How many Guzzis in your neighborhood? More Guzzi owners than we think?
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2014, 09:05:37 PM »
Lots of bike density in my 'hood. Very few of the bikes get ridden. Well, once per year during the big biker rally, but otherwise they sit in those garages...
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Re: How many Guzzis in your neighborhood? More Guzzi owners than we think?
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2014, 09:20:27 PM »
3 houses on my road, 5 motorcycles, 2 get ridden regularly for now anyway.
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Re: How many Guzzis in your neighborhood? More Guzzi owners than we think?
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2014, 09:30:28 PM »
Really hard to tell.   

Almost all the motorcycles are kept inside, and very few are actually ridden.

I did pass a nice FZ07 Yamaha on my road in the fall, going the other way.   The rider turned around and chased me down, followed me to the house.

He said he was so amazed to see a motorcycle on the road that wasn't a cruiser-HD-clone that he had to find out who was actually riding a Stelvio!

So they're pretty rare!

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Re: How many Guzzis in your neighborhood? More Guzzi owners than we think?
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Re: How many Guzzis in your neighborhood? More Guzzi owners than we think?
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2014, 09:51:04 PM »
There's about 7-8 bikes in the hood. About 25 homes or so. My neighbor takes his boys and the dirt bikes out nearly every weekend. The rest of the riding is done by me. Very seldom to the neighbors pull out their Harleys.
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Re: How many Guzzis in your neighborhood? More Guzzi owners than we think?
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2014, 09:54:45 PM »
In my little "village" (Gapland) there are approx. 30 houses. Other than me, there are three guys with bikes. A twenty-something with a Yamaha FZ-09 (I think that's what it is), a forty-something with a Honda 919 and some sort of straight-piped Harley Dyna, and a fifty-something with an early '90s dresser Harley.
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Re: How many Guzzis in your neighborhood? More Guzzi owners than we think?
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2014, 09:59:24 PM »
There are 75 houses in my neighborhood.  I think there are six motorcycles, half in my garage, the other half are Harleys at three different houses,
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« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2014, 10:08:03 PM »
There are 5 Guzzis in my garage and they get ridden regularly. There's one Harley across the street. On the weekend, if the weather's nice I'll hear it going up the road making all the noise you can imagine. About a half hour it's back and put away. The rest of the neighbors are all Amish so they aren't into motorcycles.

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« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2014, 10:23:53 PM »
Hmm, good question.  Couple blocks away I used to see a young man with a sportbike, I think a Honda?  Block around one other guy had a HD, but have not seen it in a long time.  Not many bikes nearby, but in Sugar Land, TX quite a few.  Hear them flying by on the nearby freeway.  This is more of a Jaguar, BMW, Porsche and Lexus kinda place I guess.  I remember growing up in Durango, CO in the sixties and seventies:  bikes everywhere.  Good old days those were.

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Re: How many Guzzis in your neighborhood? More Guzzi owners than we think?
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2014, 11:37:57 PM »
Four in my apartment complex, all mine  ;D
Around the road from me there was a nice looking yellow sportster sweating away under a plastic sheet, I stopped one day thinking it was probably some young guy who didn't know any better, it was corroded as you can imagine. I knocked on the door and suggested he get a proper motorcycle cover that would allow it to breathe, he threatened to punch my head in  ???
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Re: How many Guzzis in your neighborhood? More Guzzi owners than we think?
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2014, 12:02:36 AM »
Two other bikes that I have never seen ridden. Lots of horses, cows, chickens, peacocks, goats and deer. In the springtime they all talk to each other. Except for the deer, they are pretty quiet.
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Re: How many Guzzis in your neighborhood? More Guzzi owners than we think?
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2014, 12:03:16 AM »
I live on a fairly long street with three cul-de-sacs and no outlet. There are roughly 55 houses and seven motorcycles. a Harley Heritage soft tail across the street riden regularly by the retired police woman. The other six are in my garage, two street bikes riden regularly, two off road riden irregularly, and two disassembled projects.
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Re: How many Guzzis in your neighborhood? More Guzzi owners than we think?
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2014, 03:16:06 AM »
          The bloke across the road acquired a Harley, recently. Methinks I can't be setting a good enough example but to be fair, the Cali was off the road for a month while its failure to start issue was being sorted. 
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Re: How many Guzzis in your neighborhood? More Guzzi owners than we think?
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2014, 04:39:34 AM »
my guzzis, Pete's Mana and a single Harley..... So guzzi's outnumber Harleys, and mana's equal Harleys....  (so Luaps site capitalizes Harley, but not guzzi....hmmmmmm

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Re: How many Guzzis in your neighborhood? More Guzzi owners than we think?
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2014, 05:58:08 AM »
Mine.
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Re: How many Guzzis in your neighborhood? More Guzzi owners than we think?
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2014, 06:00:02 AM »
There are at least 4 Guzzi's in my neighborhood  
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« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2014, 06:00:37 AM »
 I live in a older rural area,houses are spread out a bit. I think about one out of five have a bike. Mostly Harleys or  Japanese clones..And a few sport bikes...None have mufflers...

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« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2014, 06:18:54 AM »
17 houses, 5 bikes, all at my place.

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Re: How many Guzzis in your neighborhood? More Guzzi owners than we think?
« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2014, 07:15:47 AM »
2 miles of road, 37 houses, 5 bikes, 4 of them in my garage... At the end of my road there is a club which hosts hundreds of bikes 5 or 6 times a year.
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Re: How many Guzzis in your neighborhood? More Guzzi owners than we think?
« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2014, 07:24:52 AM »
All motorcycles in the neighborhood are in my garage. One Beemer guy was here, but he moved out. There's not even a loud pipe Harley in the block.
Does Amish buggies and Amish scooters count?? We have those..

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Re: How many Guzzis in your neighborhood? More Guzzi owners than we think?
« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2014, 08:29:52 AM »
There are about 50 houses on my street and I am the only one who rides bikes.  One neighbor rode large cruisers but he passed away.

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Re: How many Guzzis in your neighborhood? More Guzzi owners than we think?
« Reply #21 on: December 31, 2014, 08:47:59 AM »
Too many houses to count as I live in the city.  In the eight block or so area in which I walk, I only see on bike, a Suzuki bandit, parked in front of a house occasionally.  Otherwise, I'm the only one.

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Re: How many Guzzis in your neighborhood? More Guzzi owners than we think?
« Reply #22 on: December 31, 2014, 09:36:26 AM »
I live in a rural area, so there just aren't that many folks around. However, we have five bikes here and a Triumph triple, a Bonneville Silver Jubilee, a Honda VTX 1300, and two Harleys within walking distance. The fellow across the the highway has a beautifully restored '64 Chevelle SS convertible that's pretty cool also...
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Re: How many Guzzis in your neighborhood? More Guzzi owners than we think?
« Reply #23 on: December 31, 2014, 11:25:43 AM »
There are 75 homes in my neighborhood, with one Japanese cruiser, a Kawasaki 300, and the two bikes in my garage. People here are good stolid folk that max out their 401(k)s and send their kids to cello lessons--no money for toys.

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Re: How many Guzzis in your neighborhood? More Guzzi owners than we think?
« Reply #24 on: December 31, 2014, 11:38:02 AM »
Twenty three homes in my area. Fourteen motorcycles, all mine. That is a 14:23 ratio of bikes to homes. Not too bad of a ratio. Didn't realize I lived in such a bike rich enviroment.  ;) ::)
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Re: How many Guzzis in your neighborhood? More Guzzi owners than we think?
« Reply #25 on: December 31, 2014, 11:47:42 AM »
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« Reply #26 on: December 31, 2014, 12:03:08 PM »
I live up a peninsula adjacent to Olympia during the weekends.
I'd say I've seen a couple Harley's and maybe a couple metrics. 

Most of the bikes cruise by on their way around the 101 highway to circle the west side of WA state.

Now if you were talking Prius', they are everywhere here.

 

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« Reply #27 on: December 31, 2014, 01:02:01 PM »
8 houses in my "hood" 2 Guzzi's, a Triumph and 2 Bultacos. Oh, I have a neighbor that owns 2 yellow 49cc scooters and a yellow suit to ride them in. He's a psycoligist. One day he rode over and invited me to go ride his scooters with him. I pointed at his scooter and told him "If my bikes used the toilet, that is what they would leave behind"  :bikeBzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzz
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« Reply #28 on: December 31, 2014, 02:56:11 PM »
Five on my street -- my four and my neighbor's immaculate '79 CB750F SuperSport. Thou shall not covet thy neighbor's wife (well, she's pretty hot) but nothing was ever written about not coveting thy neighbor's bike.

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Re: How many Guzzis in your neighborhood? More Guzzi owners than we think?
« Reply #29 on: December 31, 2014, 03:17:00 PM »
The guy four houses to the east has an adventure bike. After that I think I have to walk around a bit to find the next one.
A few Guzzis within a two-mile radius.
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