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post #1 of 5 Old 10-04-2006, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
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Me, myself, 45 years old, dude. I started riding at age twelve on a mini bike I bought with paper route money. Illinois native all my life. Married twenty four years ago and still with her. One son in college majoring in music education and very proud of him. Wife and son are both licensed riders. Two Boston Terriers to protect my palatial estate. I raced motorcycles twenty some years and stopped in the late nineties due to two left knee surgeries. I raced moto, ice, enduro, hare scrambles, cross country, observed trials, and miscellaneous other types. Now getting into dual sport riding. Recently voted in to Grand Kankakee Trail Riders club. Rode with Variety Riders MC for about ten years. I have owned in the neighborhood of 75 motorcycles or more, I quit counting. I have 8 motorcycles in my garage now ranging from road ready to long term project. I'm a truck mechanic for a major telecom (begins with an A ends with a T and has an T in the middle). Motorcycles are my #1 hobby and I would rather be around cyclists than anybody. Fishing is my #2 hobby. I ride year round, only stopping when the road has ice on it. Earned my college degree in Business Management during my thirties attending night school. I have been told I have a facetious sense of humor.

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post #2 of 5 Old 10-04-2006, 11:04 AM
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I got a boston also, damn thing is hyper as hell. My arm wears out from throwing the tennis ball before he does. And they have to be the rudest dog, besides the English Bulldog. Little sh*t will fart, belch, snore and eat other dog's poop. Anyway, good write up on yourself.
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post #4 of 5 Old 10-05-2006, 03:36 PM
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Re: Ham!

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... I have owned in the neighborhood of 75 motorcycles or more, I quit counting. I have 8 motorcycles in my garage now ranging from road ready to long term project.
75 bikes -- impressive, most impressive. Do me a favor and post a picture of the 8 bikes in the garage. I'm still trying to convince my wife that there are other people with the bike sickness worse than me after I went through 9.

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post #5 of 5 Old 10-06-2006, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
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It would take some doing to arrange my herd of cycles for a picture, but here is the list:

1. 03 KLR650
2. 01 Harley Road Glide
3. 02 Buell Blast, my wifes bike
4. 80 XS400, my sons project. It is too rough, $$, and will be replaced with a better candidate
5. 81 CX500. Euro-style rat bike. Google Ratbike Zone. Mechanically great and ugly as sin. Painted with truckbed liner. Fairing and hard bags are 60's vintage
6. XS650 rockabilly chopper. My monument to me. Hardtail frame, 4" over springer, many handmade bits. Frame & engine are matching numbers. Ultra cool Pabst Blue Ribbon steel can taillight. Early brass car headlight. Flipped cafe bars. Custom exhaust, high pipes ending in cocktail shakers with fishtails. Mustang spinner hubcap mag cover. Early Corvette mirror. Much more. Not far away from done.
7. 64 Triumph 650 chopper. Amen savior tail section, long springer. Major project
8. 64 BSA 650 bobber. Welded on hardtail, short girder front end. Building it for a friend.

Out of all the bikes I've owned only two were 4 cylinders. Everything else has been singles or twins. I have bought and repaired many wrecks and basket cases to finance my projects and just for fun. When I was racing I had several off road bikes for different occasions in addition to my street ride. Fortunately, my wife seldom gives me grief when I drag another orphan bike home.

BTW, the wife can still park her car in the garage. That is a line I cannot cross.
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