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Old 04-07-2008, 01:36 PM   #1
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Old 04-08-2008, 05:02 AM   #2
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If/when Kevin leaves CW there will be absolutely no reason to ever pick one up again.
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Old 04-08-2008, 06:06 AM   #3
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There is no reason to pick up a CW rag now. Gabe aside, they have the biggest bunch of corporate ass kissers in the business. They should name it PC magazine instead of CW. It has the edge of a bowling ball.
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Old 04-08-2008, 06:55 AM   #4
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It's good to read on the loo, other than that there's not much in there.
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Old 04-08-2008, 07:18 AM   #5
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I like the pheromone adds in the back of CW.

Ah jeez. Hold on a sec, fellas. Muffy and Kitten are fighting again.

LADIES, there is enough E-Z Cheese for you both! You know you are both special to me!

Where was I? Oh, yea. Pheromones. Careful with their use- it is a jungle out there...
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Old 04-08-2008, 08:01 AM   #6
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I haven't bought a motomag more than twice or three times in six or seven years. I got the Motorcyclist helmet issue, and I picked up another mag for one reason or another when I was on a trip, but that's all I remember. I'm going to get the June issue of Rider because there's a article about the Rounders, but after that I'll probably drop reading the mags again.
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Old 04-08-2008, 08:15 AM   #7
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I went over to the 'Rounders web site out of curiosity. I noticed that the founders rode BMW bikes. In my neck of the woods BMWs appear on the roads about the same time as the robins do on the backyard, and are a sure sign of the imminent arrival of spring.

As for riding year round, well, err...I look out at my "driveway" and am greeted by the sight of a long narrow path of gooey mud. I don't think I could pass the "no whiners" test of membership, in other words.
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Old 04-12-2008, 05:57 AM   #8
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I agree, CW is very lucky to have Cameron. He's simply great. His Sportbike Performance Handbook is a must have for anyone wanting to understand what's going on between their legs...er with the motorcycle I mean. I keep that book on my nightstand and grab it and pick whatever subject I'm curious about at the moment and read up. I really wish Kevn would release ver2.0 of it. Update his chapters to incorporate some of the modern technology we are using today. Still, the book is totally relevant even without that after all these years.

Nice write up Leif. You convinced me it's good read- although I was pretty much convinced as soon as I saw the author's name.
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I went over to the 'Rounders web site out of curiosity. I noticed that the founders rode BMW bikes. In my neck of the woods BMWs appear on the roads about the same time as the robins do on the backyard, and are a sure sign of the imminent arrival of spring.

As for riding year round, well, err...I look out at my "driveway" and am greeted by the sight of a long narrow path of gooey mud. I don't think I could pass the "no whiners" test of membership, in other words.
Not all BMW riders are Rounders. But the group was begun by a bunch of BMW owners (plus a few guys who rode other bikes), and it spread from there. I found out about the group on the Iron Butt Association forum.

Many of the Rounders have winter bikes (often dirt-oriented dual purpose bikes) that work much better in winter conditions than the BMWs could. Some of them (like you) find it impossible to ride in deep winter because of the conditions. One of the members lives in Edmonton, Alberta - he really gets skunked in the winter!
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Old 04-12-2008, 01:01 PM   #10
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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.
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