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Old 04-12-2008, 01:15 PM   #11
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JB tried to get my foot in the door with that Jawa 90 story...Dave Edwards hemmed and hawed, fially didn't go for it, and in that next issue Egan did a very similar story about his first bike. It's a jungle out there...

Oh well, at least I can still bore you MOrons with trivia, little know facts and bull$hit.
I caught the Edwards dude in an outright lie about a submission I made back in the 1980's. A simple rejection would have been no problem. But I don't abide liars. Haven't bought one of those rags since. Never will.
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Old 04-12-2008, 01:25 PM   #12
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Yeah, it's hell with anything that has to do with writing in this town. The suits and weenies ride to the top somehow by intense ass-kissing, subtrafuge & manacity. My dad wrote for Road & Track back in the mid-fifties, he said that's the way it works. The bigger the talentless jerk, the higher up the food chain and higher the salary.
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Old 04-12-2008, 02:28 PM   #13
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You might try rider, Mark Tuttle seems to be a reasonable sort.
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Old 04-12-2008, 05:41 PM   #14
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JB tried to get my foot in the door with that Jawa 90 story...Dave Edwards hemmed and hawed, fially didn't go for it, and in that next issue Egan did a very similar story about his first bike. It's a jungle out there...

Oh well, at least I can still bore you MOrons with trivia, little know facts and bull$hit.
Bull$hit? Sorry, but you are dating yourself. It is Bull$$$hit these days- ain't inflation a *****?

Seriously- their loss.

I would love to hear your "you'll shoot your eye out, kid" advice about the wild world of dirtbikes. I am being seduced to the dirty side of life. It all goes back to what I have to work with- a lot of mud. I have already done my level best to alienate the neighbors, so a bit of moto-mayhem will raise the bar in that arena. Speaking of arenas, my back "yard" would be improved by putting in some proper ruts & whoops.

I say, when life gives you lemons- ferment them!

I figure I could use either a dirtbike or a herd of bison. The neighbors ain't gonna like it anyhoo.
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Old 04-12-2008, 06:31 PM   #15
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If you really want to alienate the neighbors, put an open megaphone exhaust on the lawnmower, every day at sundown do wheelies up and down the street on a CR500 with a blown silencer, and shoot every bird in sight out of the trees with an old Crossman air rifle. The neighborhood cats will love you, but that's about it. Worked for me.
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Old 04-13-2008, 08:07 AM   #16
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Way back around 1973 I took a bunch of parts from my 1972 Kaw 750 2 stroke up to Kevin and Co. in Arlington, MA. He worked some magic, and when I put it back together the bike was scary-fast, at least for me.

2nd gear @ 40, lean over the headlight, whack the throttle and wham, there was 70. Quite a guy!
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Old 04-13-2008, 08:55 AM   #17
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...um, I think a '72 750 Kawi triple was scary enough already. Made neat mosquito abatement devices too...
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Old 04-13-2008, 03:18 PM   #18
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The stock handling was scary, not the acceleration. That changed with a set of Bill Wirges chambers and Kevin's mods.

Notice how it only took me 7 years to make my first post? I've been kinda busy---.
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Notice how it only took me 7 years to make my first post? I've been kinda busy---.
That's it, keep it up - postwh*re.............

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Old 04-13-2008, 07:37 PM   #20
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>"that's it, keep it up"<

I'm trying, but at 67 it sometimes doesn't cooperate.
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