LA-Barstow-Vegas 2009

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by RAZR, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. Salsa

    Salsa Long timer

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    I stopped by Ed Crowell's today and he showed me pictures of his ride in the '09 B-V. He rode the same Matchless Twin that he rode before that was pictured in this thread. He is now 80 years old (young). I did not get a copy of his new pictures, so here is one he rode about 2 years ago in post #50 by RAZR in this thread.

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    Don
  2. RAZR

    RAZR u may run the risks my friend but I do the cutting

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    he is a TRUE inspiration ! ! !

    if he doesn't read these threads, please pass along the message of respect and warmth he makes me feel.
    just of the thought of how awesome he is to be riding a classic machine and a technical trail (Red Rock).

    cheers !

    :beer

    RAZR
  3. Garthe

    Garthe ROCKS ARE YOUR FRIENDS...

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    I met Ed right after that picture was taken, what a gentleman, he made my day...:bow
  4. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer Supporter

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    When I was a kid we used to go down to Lawndale & look in the window of Eddie's dads motorcycle shop on Hawthorne Blvd. Eddie later had a shop on Prarie up towards Inglewood & was an influence on the Hodaka Super Rat design. He was putting in 5 speed tranny's in Hodaka 90's before Hodaka went to 100cc 5 speeds. He also modified & lengthened the forks. A really great guy! Also check out the Curnutt shocks on the back of that AJ!