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Old 11-21-2003, 09:21 PM   #1
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What a cheesey piece of writing...........from the NY Times. I guess motorcycle stories aren't their forte.



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Old 11-22-2003, 05:17 AM   #2
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Good press is good. No matter where you find it. Unaccountably a heck of a lot of people take the NYT seriously, if you can believe it.
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Old 11-22-2003, 06:15 AM   #3
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Yeah, if only this was posted on worldnetcaily.com, then I could have really enjoyed it. Did you catch all the liberal bias in the piece? It was just disgusting to read.
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Old 11-22-2003, 09:22 AM   #4
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Riding year round in the Texas Hill country in something I truly miss. I guess I'll have to make do with several jaunts to the Swiss alps this summer.
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Old 11-22-2003, 09:40 AM   #5
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A nice little slice of travelogue. The destinations, both around South Austin (Guero's, Broken Spoke, Polvo's) and out in the Hill Country (not "the foothills") have a legitimacy you don't always find when people write about this area.

Whether you think the writing is cheesy or not, anybody who's ridden the Texas Hill Country knows the truth in the author's wonder. Of course, if they'd hit Creek Rd or Fitzhugh Rd out of Dripping, the Willow City Loop, or especially 337, he probably woulda dropped a load in his pants and been too embarrassed to write anything after soiling Lyle's custom Vanson's.
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Old 11-22-2003, 12:49 PM   #6
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Yes, I road the hill country a couple of years ago. Rode from AZ down to Padre Island and back. Wonderful trip, great memories, loved the courteous way folks drive down there and saw few cops.



Must be honest though and say after returning from the touted hill country roads there, I had more appreciation for the riding and road here in AZ. Way too many cops though.



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Old 11-22-2003, 05:35 PM   #7
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Somebody who criticizes with a few words so he can be "first post". I htought it was pretty brilliant, one of the few pieces about motorcycling in the main-stream media EVER that wasn't negative or about harleys.
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Old 11-23-2003, 04:23 AM   #8
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Liberal, conservative... who gives a rat's patoot? Newspapers are the worst sorts of info sources around. Good for entertainment, though.
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Old 11-23-2003, 04:32 AM   #9
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I didn't think the writing was any cheesier than any other travel writing

I like Lyle Lovett, I like Ducati's and I'd like to ride around Texas, so I thought it was pretty cool.

Sounds like he's done a great job with the ranch and all, I wonder if Julia misses him? he seems like a pretty decent guy who just happens to have a Large Band, a big Texas ranch and a bunch of Ducati's.

What a deal
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Old 11-23-2003, 05:48 AM   #10
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Dripping with bias.

It's an elite liberal media conspiracy to make me want to go for a ride.
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