Killboy failure Dragon Fest

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by SCQTT, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. tedder

    tedder irregular

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    I couldn't find the original date. Thanks!

    (I only date back to 1994 on the internets)
  2. NCStephen

    NCStephen Riding NC

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    A kit car that can be bought from various stages of build, turn key runs about 40k. Based on Late 50s Lotus 11.

    http://www.kokopelliauto.com/MODELS.html

    NCS
  3. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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    Looks like a lot of fun.
  4. Butters

    Butters Kwyjibo

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    That kit car is clearly a fail since it isn't painted like this:
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  5. NCStephen

    NCStephen Riding NC

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    I missed that entirely. I had it fail cause the driver has over the glasses sunglasses.... geez old people... no one here does that. Right???? :D

    NCS
  6. Ray of Sunshine

    Ray of Sunshine Meat Donut 2 Some

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    Nah. :augie
  7. xtphreak

    xtphreak from B4 "adventure bikes"

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    Not since the invention of photogray lenses

    Oh wait

    You say there's PLASTIC LENSES with something similar??

    Maybe I'll look at 'em sometime

    Sent from my dRoiD3 with the help of 44 cyber-enhanced dwarves
  8. fastdadio

    fastdadio Still gettin faster

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    I had look again to notice the glasses. My attention was drawn to what resembles a chubby penis on his face.
  9. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    :huh You said that out loud.
  10. NCStephen

    NCStephen Riding NC

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    That's cruel.
    FUNNY still
  11. NCStephen

    NCStephen Riding NC

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    [​IMG]

    from http://tenthmusememphis.wordpress.com/2012/08/08/120/ Author (pillion) and Jamie.

    Blood and Blue: Motorcycles, music and mayhem along the Mississippi

    By Tonya L. Thompson

    Day Three to the Dragon and Hwy. 129: The Harley’s Lost Appeal



    excerpt


    "...

    And it was here, of all places, that the Harley lost its appeal to me. I’m not sure if it was the overpriced Harley store and the combination of sticker/tattoo/shirt messages I read there, or the fact that every bike off the road was a Harley. After seeing Any Given Sunday, and what can be accomplished when rider and bike are sufficient to handle each other and the terrain, the overpriced, overblown, overweight Harley begged the question: why?
    It was then I realized I was meant to be on a café racer, with an electric starter, high pipes, a lightweight frame, and enough horsepower to get me where I want to go without waking up the neighborhood to do it. We’ve found the Mississippi corn field version of the Dragon’s tail, and as soon as my rebuild with Thompson Customs and Racing is finished, you’ll find me there. ......"

    Interesting perspectives in the blog

    NCS
  12. Downs

    Downs KK6RBI

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    Them stretchy pants would probably melt real good like.
  13. NCStephen

    NCStephen Riding NC

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    Naw, they would tear away real quick so the human hide could manage the slide.

    She does comment about learning about the appropriateness of gear. I will drop her a note to tell her I posted her stuff here.

    NCS
  14. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    They don't work behind some face shields that have an anti-UV coating. Mine didn't, so I had a pair of prescription G-15 sunglasses made.
  15. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    Oh puke. Shades of The Video Lady.

    Vintage Customs with the Honda 160 cafe' build?

    Meh. Feh.

    --Bill
  16. NCStephen

    NCStephen Riding NC

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    I would have to disagree.

    How wonderful to see another budding motorcyclist. An in that not just one looking to get a chromed up HD or the loudest 600rr. So she moves in a circle where getting a CB160 going as fast as it can, or putting a rusted out CL350 back on the road is a thing of joy. We then become mentors, not to reshape based upon how we have become but to encourage her into a competent biker regardless of CCs, model and age. I hope we never tire of seeing the excitement of one changing their life against the flow of current standards, of becoming one in love with two wheels.


    Oh wait.. sorry.. I forgot the "Confirmed Curmudgeon" part.. just forget what I wrote. :lol3

    NCS
  17. UnsureFooting

    UnsureFooting Title of User Here

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    I'm absolutely thrilled to see someone make an unusual or unpopular choice in motorbikes. It's just not necessary to disparage bikes that aren't your flavor.
  18. LowInSlo

    LowInSlo Been here awhile

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    I agree. That said, I also understand the frustration with the unending harangue of the HD crowd. No, not all of them, but a loud percentage. I think HD makes some fine vehicles. Not for me, but they're fine. It's the unceasing chest beating I get weary of. Just effing ride and leave me alone.

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    Great parallel parking job.
  19. NCStephen

    NCStephen Riding NC

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  20. RDTCU

    RDTCU Banned

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    There's a guy black guy around here with a aircooled GS1000R 4cyl in a sportster frame, he always wears a chrome brain bucket and a red bandana over his face