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Old 02-01-2003, 10:04 AM   #11
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Paul Gordon and Cycle were the best. That was the only magazine I NEVER missed reading in the 70's and early 80's. I was sorry to see it go, but glad to see Paul still kickin'.
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Old 02-01-2003, 11:29 AM   #12
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Thanks MO. Best piece of writing I have read in a long time.
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Old 02-01-2003, 12:03 PM   #13
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As a 50+ rider I can see where Paul is comming from, oh boy how I miss Cycle magazine.
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Old 02-01-2003, 06:36 PM   #14
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Hey Guys,



Let Paul know there is still an audience for him out here.



Cycle was the first magazine subscription I had. I too am getting closer to 50, curently 47 and was suprised I made it to 30.



When I talked about selling one of my bikes to make it easier to build our new home my wife asked if I was looking for a divorce because I would be intolerable to live with without my motorcycles.



It gets in your blood and stays.



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Old 02-01-2003, 07:50 PM   #15
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As my own personal Ground Hog Day treat I am compelled to read and re-read . . . or is that live and re-live . . .that piece over and over and over
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Old 02-02-2003, 04:18 AM   #16
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Thank you, Paul. Thank you MO. Simply excellent.
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Old 02-02-2003, 06:39 AM   #17
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Has JB posted something that everybody likes?



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Old 02-07-2003, 08:40 AM   #18
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what a wonderful piece of writing! Now I can't wait until I hit 50.....only 20 years to go. But that story broght back a lot of memorys of rides I have taken over the years, and brought a smile to my face!

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Old 02-13-2003, 03:54 PM   #19
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Default SAY Johnny B....

As Neal already said, "That may well be the best article ever posted on MO....thanks for sharing.As a rider over the age of 50 myself I completely understood..."



It WAS the best ever posted on MO, IMHO. Anybody who can write with such original prose should be on two wheels for a living! In case you missed the (now pay to see) article, here's a sample:



"To the hardy women who have made it this far in my tale of the unbearable Lightness of Biking, I beseech you now to listen: The human condition of the adult American male is to flail around in a room crowded with alligators in the dark, with three bullhorns blaring in his ear and a pile of stinging nettles in his pants. One is required to behave like an idiot almost every waking minute, and even if all seems secure, for every guy there is something--a drug, a woman, a low-draft fishing boat--that can make him rise up and abandon his sleeping babies in the middle of the night to prowl the angry streets. Like any hopeless addict, you pray that this will never happen. But then, of course, it always does.'



Say Johny B, why not hire Paul for a little "freelancing" work on MO? It would certainly raise the bar around here more than a few notches!
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