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Old 04-06-2005, 09:25 AM   #41
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I took Reg Pridmore's 1 day school at Willow Springs back in '95. At the end of the day, we were getting pretty confident and maybe a little ****y. I was leaning way over and scraping the pegs a little thinking "man, IÂ’m going pretty fast around this track!" About that time, Reg goes blasting by me in a turn with a girl on the back of his bike, one hand on the handlebar with the other one resting in his lap. His posture on his bike looked like he was out for a Sunday cruise through the park.



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Old 04-06-2005, 09:55 AM   #42
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I couldn't agree w/ you any more Buzz.... Live long and pretty!

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Old 04-06-2005, 10:12 AM   #43
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He does kinda' look like a young Micheal Douglas on steroids that grew a beard though......
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Old 04-06-2005, 10:26 AM   #44
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I hate you now Fred!. Now when I get passed on my favorite road by guys riding BMWs and Sportsters, etc. which is often, I'll hear this voice "It ain't the tool" in my head. Great writing Fred thanks...
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Old 04-06-2005, 10:30 AM   #45
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Well done, Fred!! Glad to see you're posting your thoughts here as you did at MCN. Keep them coming!
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Old 04-06-2005, 10:45 AM   #46
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>puts a stake through the heart of all the

>endless forum blather about my bike is better



No it won´t, and it shouldn´t. The fact that rider skill varies has nothing to do with bikes. I bet most of us are much more interested on which bike is better than whether some ex-factory rider beats some newbies on Hayabusas.



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Old 04-06-2005, 11:05 AM   #47
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Well said. But it is fun beating a better motorcycle on an old POS. Even better if it's a 30 year old POS.



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Old 04-06-2005, 11:06 AM   #48
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Amen to that. I suspect that this "better rider beats better bike so bike does not matter" idiocy is promoted by people with so big egos that they have a problem distinguishing rider qualities from those of a machine. Not only that, but their brains have also been accidentally short circuited to believe that "better" = "faster".



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Old 04-06-2005, 11:41 AM   #49
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Aah, just walk like one leg is longer than the other and wear your ball cap sideways. You'll be dope.
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Old 04-06-2005, 11:52 AM   #50
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The Super Hunky of the street bike crowd. Good reading. And how true.



Makes me want to take one of my ancient creaky street bikes to the ‘Crest this weekend and troll for squid.



And since we don't get JB on a regular basis anymore (except in posts), a welcome addition.







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