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Re: Off grid.

Postby qurtuba » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:09 am

in my experience, the general idea of a biker is very, very different in the USA than in Spain. Here, we are not even close to european bikers. We don't lack assh***s, or idiots, but our avergae biker has quite a good standing in the spanish society.
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Re: Off grid.

Postby jryter » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:46 am

I'm not sure we have an 'average' biker.

We tend to run from CEOs, to celebrities
to Hell's Angels, to moms and pops, to

Club riders made up of working stiffs who
just love to ride with their friends on
weekends and holidays.

In the spring and summer, the papers,
magazines, and internet are filled with 'Bike Rallies',
'Motorcycle Rallies', 'Festivals' and 'Custom Bike Shows',
announcements and dates.
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Re: Off grid.

Postby Chairman066 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:06 pm

I love those bike rallies, cos theres always lots of T&A on show
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Re: Off grid.

Postby jblues » Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:44 am

I'm back on grid and glad to be back.
Thanks for the good wishes that I just now got around to reading.
Leave was great. Spent some time in San Francisco: working one day in a food rescue operation in the Mission District and two days riding a borrowed YZR600 (Yamaha sport): one day down Route 1 and inland to Alice's Restaurant and the other up Route 1 across the big gate and out onto the Marin Headlands.
Also got to play at a really big rock climbing gym, eat really good ice cream and gobble down a couple of really first-rate cheeseburgers.
(Here at home, for the benefit of you bikers, I ride a F800 GT (BMW sport/touring) but do not play in rock climbing gyms or work in food rescue ops. And I very rarely eat ice cream or cheeseburgers. But the frozen custard is really good and the BBQ is first rate.)
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Re: Off grid.

Postby jblues » Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:07 pm

One additional note on being a "biker" at my advanced age:
Over lunch today with a friend and his 20-something niece, she wondered aloud if my declining capacity to "suffer fools gladly" might not be a by-product of me, in her words, "getting old and crotchety."
And I suddenly realized that, not only was she correct, but that makes my motorcycle a "crotchety rocket."
Just thought you should know.
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Re: Off grid.

Postby capk » Sun Apr 27, 2014 4:58 pm

Jblues,

If this is the 'Alice's Restaurant' as featured in the Arlo Guthrie song, then i am well impressed.
Would love to visit on MY bike but I'm not sure how that would pan out.

Ps. My bike is a Giant Defy 3 and when I ride it I wear lycra, not leather!!!!! :tongue:
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Re: Off grid.

Postby qurtuba » Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:16 pm

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Yours trully on my Honda VFR

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and my old MotoGuzzi Lemans III on naked configuration (side pannels off)
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Re: Off grid.

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Re: Off grid.

Postby qurtuba » Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:52 am

the old prophet's rat bike had a few tricks up its sleeve... serves the Yamasuki well!!
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