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Old 11-04-2012, 12:57 PM   #18226
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Now that's impressive ! Where is that and what kind of tires are you using ?
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:02 PM   #18227
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Memories from Pittsburgh. Vincent's pizza, Silkys / Squirrel Hill Cafe then EatNPark for an espresso then back to the computer lab, that breakfast dive in the Strip, the symphony at $9 a seat (gotta love student rate!), climbing gym 5 mins from my row house apt, Phipps Conservatory, snow so deep that most cars gave up and the cross-country skiiers had the roads to themselves.... miss that place.
Too early for you, I'm sure (I'm an old fart), but my fondest memories were visits to the original Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Buhl Planetarium, Cordic and Company on KDKA radio, Kennywood Park, North Park for Hamfests, and many trips by steam train (yup, steam) into Penn Station. I also made many trips to the old Federal Building for a number of tests I had to take for the various FCC licenses I held from age 10 and beyond as an amateur (ham) radio operator. My last stop at that building was when I entered military service in 1963. They shuttled us out of there to Penn Station for the trip down to Ft. Jackson, SC for basic training.

Fred Rogers' parents (Mr. Rodger's Neighborhood) lived a block from my grandmother (mother's side) and I actually had some of his old clothes during one of the hand-me-down things neighbors used to do way back then. I don't remember, but I may have had one of his "famous" sweaters that appeared on his PBS show.

And yes, the snow did get deep there on occasion. I loved the area, but the Right-to-Work laws of VA had me move in this state when I got out of the Service. I saw enough union violence during my time coming up in PA that I wanted no part of it when I began my working career as a young adult.

YMMV

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Old 11-04-2012, 01:11 PM   #18228
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No beer at the oyster fest seriously? Screw that.
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:16 PM   #18229
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Despite it's cost, seat height, history of expensive mechanical failures, barge like weight, dissing from all of the haters and limited dealer network, the BMW (Bikes Made Weird) GS is still the best selling, over 250cc, bike in the world, The GS is, and has been, the number one selling bike in the UK, Germany. In Italy, where performance and style are a religon, BMW sells more GS models than Ducati sells motorcycles!
The rest of the world gets it. Power, handling, brakes, comfort and technology all in one machine. Here in the good ole USA we love Golden Corral, Wal-Mart and supersized meals and women. As expected, 50% of bike sales here belong to HD...enough said.

Although not without it's faults as mentioned above, I agree that if you could only have only one bike, the GS regins supreme. By changing windsheilds, seats, bags or tires, I can have a sport bike, a iron butt tourer, a (heavy) gravel road bike or a daily commuter. I love my GS. I treat her like crap, I abuse her, I have seen her literally upside down and caked in mud but she keeps on providing me with fun. Of the 50 or so streetbikes I have owned, she's one of the best, but not perfect...If I had the money, I would be happier with a 250 pound KTM, a wing and a Speed Triple. Oh wait, I forgot, Chuck... you HAVE five bikes!
Each of us can offer a thousand reasons to justify the bike we ride..... despite the cost, our enjoyment quotient - or - the inevitable warts.

Not meaning to add fuel to the fire with above comment, but the fact is that we all ride and that really has nothing to do with what we ride. The important thing is that we do. As long as we keep it in that context we'll all remain happy campers.

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Old 11-04-2012, 01:18 PM   #18230
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Did chuck say my gf was "fast"?
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:27 PM   #18231
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Did chuck say my gf was "fast"?
Better than "loose."



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Old 11-04-2012, 01:34 PM   #18232
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Now that's impressive ! Where is that and what kind of tires are you using ?
More importantly, what kind of oil?
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:03 PM   #18233
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More importantly, what kind of oil?
Now, that's funny.

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Old 11-04-2012, 02:48 PM   #18234
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Topic of the day.

Well said Guy. Enjoy that stew tonight.
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:31 PM   #18235
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Anyone up for a ride in the woods behind martins noonish Sunday?
Thought about going back out there today and giving you a call, but by the time I got done with my wood splitting/stacking chores I didnt' have it in me..

Went out terrorizing route 56/Cabala rd in the miata instead.
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:34 PM   #18236
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Its that time of year!

Show season is upon us!

http://www.motorcycleshows.com/
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:49 PM   #18237
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Stopped in at Green Top today on my way Home from NOVA. Wow, since taking over the Gander Mountain Store the place is huge! Hundreds of new and used guns. It looked like a gun show in there today. Packed! :) Picked up some 9 and 40 home defense ammo for a decent price.
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:52 PM   #18238
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Well said Guy. Enjoy that stew tonight.
Stew has been fixed, and dun et.

Excellent.



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Old 11-04-2012, 06:20 PM   #18239
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We should have the RTE at Guy's house!!!

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Old 11-04-2012, 06:44 PM   #18240
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