Anybody remember Ed Herfelder?

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  1. Bud Tugly

    Bud Tugly Gnarly old curmudgeon

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    He wrote an absolutely hilarious column for Cycle Magazine called "The Duct Tapes" all about the foibles of enduro riding many moons ago. As I recall he rode a Bultaco Matador and he's the guy I credit with getting me interested in dirt riding and Bultaco's originally.

    He wrote several books that were mostly collections of his columns and I have signed copies of the first 2. I recall that he lived in New England back then but heard he later moved to Arizona.

    Anybody know if he's still around or anything about him? (PS - if you remember him you're really dating yourself, I guess).
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  2. YZEtc

    YZEtc Feel lucky?

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    Last I knew, he was writing articles that are in Trail Rider magazine.
    See www.trailrider.com

    I remember The Duct Tapes from Cycle magazine in the early 1980s.
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  3. anotherguy

    anotherguy unsympathetic

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    He wrote some hilarious columns that had to be based on true life experiences. Hope he still does.
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    Farmer John Adventurer

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  5. Tim McKittrick

    Tim McKittrick Long timer

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    Some years ago I found a signed set of his collected columns in a used book store, which he had clearly self-published. One volume appeared to have been hand typed and was full of misspellings, typos, and other misc. errors. Both were screamingly hilarious and are among my most prized motorcycle books.

    I have seen a few pop up on ebay on occasion- look for "Duct Tapes 80" (library of congress # 79-93400) and "Reset to 80.1" ( library of congress # 81-065139). As these were self published Ed's address was listed as the contact for additional copies- I suspect since its been 33 years it is unlikely to bear any fruit, but should any of you want to try it the old listed address in the books it is:

    Box 1131
    Haddonfield, N.J. 08033

    It looks like Amazon has one of them:

    http://www.amazon.com/Reset-80-1-Ed...&qid=1382293854&sr=1-1&keywords=Reset+to+80.1
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  6. jimroid

    jimroid Been here awhile

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    He was/is awesome.I met him at Nelson Ledges back in '83 or '84.Duct Tapes was always a good read!
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  7. concours

    concours WFO for 44 years

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    I was a Duct Tapes fan the whole time. GREAT works!!
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  8. Reverend12

    Reverend12 Well there it is..

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    I have a 4 inch stack of "duct tapes" that I cut out and saved. They are a blast to go back and read while eating a Fried egg sandwich...LOL:lol3
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  9. Reverend12

    Reverend12 Well there it is..

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    Reverend12 Well there it is..

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  11. O'Hooligan

    O'Hooligan Ken Dodd's dads dogs dead

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    Last I knew he lived in Tucson, I used to meet him and a couple of other bike types for breakfast/lunch on Wednesdays, but I left Tucson in 2006. Great funny guy.
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  12. Reverend12

    Reverend12 Well there it is..

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  13. ctune80

    ctune80 Been here awhile

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    It's a shame Ed hasn't done what Super Hunky recently did. Make his works available online and self distribute.

    I would love to buy the material from the Man himself.
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  14. rufus

    rufus We're burning daylight...

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    I have all 5 of his books. The last one --80.4 finish check--I bought just a few months ago. ALL of them are signed.

    Google his name and you should be able to find the last one. He may have some old ones.

    They are,

    Duct Tapes 80

    Reset To 80.1

    80.2 Change To 27 MPH

    80.3 Gas Available

    80.4 Finish Check
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  15. buls4evr

    buls4evr No Marks....

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    A great guy. I rode with him to Copper Canyon in 1989 on a Great Mexican Motorcycle Tour. What struck me most about the guy was that he always was smiling. He is very quick with a joke....a funny guy. He is also a very good rider despite making out that he is not.
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  16. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    I always read his stuff first in Cycle,being a trailrider since I was a small person I could always identify with his stories.

    I didnt know he was in City Bike,have to check it out.
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