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Messages - GUZZI JOHN

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General Banter / Happy Equinox!!
« on: March 19, 2018, 09:24:52 PM »
  Spring is here, only a few more weeks before some tentative riding.  ::)

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General Banter / Re: So close, yet ...
« on: March 11, 2018, 12:33:44 PM »
A Cage is still a Cage.

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General Banter / Re: WINTER DOLDRUMS!!??
« on: January 30, 2018, 02:41:53 PM »
That's it!

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General Banter / WINTER DOLDRUMS!!??
« on: January 29, 2018, 07:53:40 PM »
  While surfing utube's scary Nurburgring bike stuff I happened on a very nice bit from Speed & Noise about the evolution of GP riding styles. Very interesting piece.

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General Banter / Re: RIP David Belcher
« on: January 09, 2018, 12:54:54 PM »
 That is sad. I met him last year when he showed up on a local ride I did with my neighbor. He lived about a mile from me. We hooked up through the Ninjette site.

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General Banter / RIP TED SMITH
« on: December 31, 2017, 10:55:38 AM »
 If any of you were budding motor-heads in the 60s I believe you'd remember Ted. His obituary is in today's paper but it doesn't mention the location of his little shop's location. It was right across Lake Street from Dulono's. Remember A Porky's at each end and dozens of lights to drag from in between. He was a true Icon of early Minnesota Motor Sports.

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General Banter / HAPPY SOLSTICE!
« on: December 21, 2017, 09:50:24 AM »
  A safe and joyful Holiday season to all.

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General Banter / Re: More is ..... stupid
« on: November 02, 2017, 12:52:12 PM »
3 legged Squids!!??

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General Banter / LESS IS MORE
« on: October 09, 2017, 04:21:46 PM »
  Last week's full moon brought about quite a change in my garage. I swapped my Futura for a Ninja 300. I've had doubts recently about being able to handle it much longer(like pick it up!). There were no mechanical issues other than the worry of losing another rear wheel bearing which was replaced at 25-35k?(don't remember). It cost me $140 back then but the price has more than tripled. I'll miss the wonderfully comfortable bike but I traded one 15yo w 55k for a 2015 w under 8k on it. Had it out on my 100mi North route yesterday and love it. The GSXR shock I bought for the ex250 is installed and a 1 up front sprocket ordered. I'll be doing front suspension upgrades and more comfy padding for my bony arse. Not sure how this will affect the Hill Country rides but The 300 or SV are certainly usable.

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General Banter / RIP Tom Petty
« on: October 02, 2017, 02:31:17 PM »
  I don't know if he was a rider or not but he was surely one of us in spirit. 

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General Banter / Re: HAPPY EQUINOX!!
« on: September 23, 2017, 01:15:37 PM »
  That looks like a good route. My late Aunt & Uncle lived on Lake Wisconsin and while visiting them we went to Devil's Lake-pretty neat place. Have fun!

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General Banter / HAPPY EQUINOX!!
« on: September 22, 2017, 11:05:04 AM »
 Season is winding down. Having thoughts of a Fall color ride but not sure if I'm up to doing another day ride.

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General Banter / Another salute to the Ladies
« on: September 17, 2017, 08:40:12 AM »
  Ana Carasco just won the SS300 race in Portugal. I sent her a GL on Facebook yesterday after seeing she'd qualified 3rd. I wasn't sure she would even hold that spot but WOW.

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Introductions / Re: Hey from Minneapolis
« on: September 07, 2017, 07:47:24 AM »
take Monday off and come to the hills.

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The system is a bit iffy today as my update for Monday's ride don't show up on my 'putor but they do in post summery??

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