What is your 15 minutes of Fame?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Rick G, May 14, 2018.

  1. Rick G

    Rick G Ranger Rick Supporter

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    What is your 15 minutes of motorcycling Fame?
    Have you won a race?
    Did you beat a legend?
    Have you won a National Title?
    Made the front page news?
    How about the last page news?

    You get the idea. Pat yourself on the back and tell us about your fame!

    I have two, both minor but fame none the less.

    I submitted an article to the MOA about riding to Florida to visit my Dad for Father's Day. They held it for the next year and was published in their June issue as a Father's Day story.

    And just this past week, I get the latest Aerostitch Catalog and what do I find?

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    Yep! Me!!

    So tell us about your 15 minutes of fame!

    Rick G
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  2. olegbabich

    olegbabich Been here awhile

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    police blotter for speeding when I was 19.

    127 mph in 25 zone on Kawasaki GPZ 900.

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  3. RatAssassin

    RatAssassin Been here awhile

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    Got a DCI and a DCA championship in Drum and Bugle Corps.
    Also got to play in the horn section of a band everyone has heard of. I'm on two tunes.
    My cousins owned the studio in NJ they recorded at and they were there all the time. Great guys. It was also where Bat Out of Hell was recorded. I saw it being done at 11 years old. It was one of the biggest studios of the day.
    That's about it.
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  4. Rick G

    Rick G Ranger Rick Supporter

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    I am a music guy, do tell! Who was the band?

    Rick G
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  5. 9Realms

    9Realms Drawn in by the complex plot

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    Aerostich, me too.

    No, I'm not the fat facker on the top of the page,
    I'm the fat facker on the BOTTOM. :lol3

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    I also met an astronaut once, and sat across
    the table from Jon Voight and ate Sugar Frosted Flakes.


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  6. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black?

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    I rode Victory's and enjoyed doing IBA rides and had a chance to be the first to do some of the more extreme rides.

    In 2008 I was the first to ride 48 states in 10 days on a Victory.

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    Then in 2010 I was the first to complete the 49 states in 10 days ride on a Victory. In 2010 I also became the first person to ride a Victory in all 50 states.

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    In 2012 I completed the Key West, FL to Deadhorse, AK. The first and still only to do it on a Victory. I was the guest speaker at the Victory Rally.

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    In 2018 I was added to the list of Victory Iron Butt Legends - https://octanepress.com/content/victory-iron-butt-legends

    I'm in the new 2018 History of Victory book - page 169 :-)

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    I also wrote an article for the Iron Butt magazine on completing the Heaven to Hell rides.

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    And I met Betty Ford.

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  7. Norty01

    Norty01 RIDERCOACH (RETIRED!)

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  8. Rick G

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    Your 15 minutes will come when you least expect it. Hell, I don't even remember sending in the pic to Stich. LOL

    Rick
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  9. TS888

    TS888 Deer dodger

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    I've got hours of infamy.
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  10. Rockred

    Rockred Adventurer

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    My claim to fame is meeting Lord Snowdon , the Queens brother in law. I was in a small market town in Norfolk England, when he came up to me , and asked my permission to come behind my stall, so that he could take some photographs of the old Corn Exchange . He was dressed in baggy beige jacket and trousers, topped with a huge bush hat and sunglasses. He was staying at Sandringham, the Queens residence just down the road. After he had taken his photos, we spent about 5 minuets chatting, and then he thanked me and left.

    A nicer man you will never meet, so down to earth and normal. Without thinking , I had addressed him by his first name , which is Tony, His full name was Anthony Armstrong Jones.

    Apologies for it not being motorcycle related.
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  11. Roadracer_Al

    Roadracer_Al louder, louder, louder!

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    I did all the illustrations for RaceTech's Motorcycle Suspension Bible:

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    All the design and illustration work for Total Control, 2nd Edition:

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    I've done all the design and illustration on the student-facing and instructor-facing print materials for the new-rider training program in California.

    And, maybe best of all.... my wife & I were on the Aerostich cover in '14.

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  12. rd400racer

    rd400racer Long timer

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    I came in 3rd place nationally in V4 with my RD400 back in 2016...and then retired:D

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  13. Beamer Bum

    Beamer Bum Been here awhile

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    I’m a legend in my own mind. And it’s been a lot longer than 15 minutes. :imaposer
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  14. brgsprint

    brgsprint Been here awhile

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    Mine came in the Crotona Midnight Run. I had a streak of trophy finishes that lasted 12 years and have never DQ'd. I received at least a finishers medal in every attempt. I consider my 15 minutes divided between the two times I won the overall points trophy. Since both were somewhat overshadowed, I'll count them as 7 1/2 minutes each.

    The first was on a night that snowed all night long. Not heavily, but the road was covered with light coating of snow and it was difficult to tell what was slippery. The AMA named Piet Boonstra that's year's Motorcyclist of the Year. In their magazine article about Piet, one of his accomplishments discussed was his success in the Midnight Run. He had won multiple times and finished second that year. No mention of who beat him.

    My second win was a super cold night. There was a TV production crew filming and interviewing all night long. The temp was near zero (F) at the midnight start and was below zero most of the night. A few times when pulling into a checkpoint I was met with a bright light in my face, camera and microphone. Some guy would ask how I was doing. I only remember saying "C-c-c-cold!". That night, I won the battle of attrition. Lots of guys dropped out as the night went on. More dropped out than finished. I guess I didn't talk enough. The production never made it to air.
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  15. scottzilla

    scottzilla Been here awhile

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    Every time I won a race I felt like Captain King Shit for around 15 minutes. Felt good.
    Seeing the results in Roadracing World felt pretty cool too.
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  16. sebwiers

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    My Avatar picture is from Flat Out Friday in Milwaukee, Feb 2018. Was an indoor flat track race where I did some halftime entertainment. I think they sold 3,000 or so seats, most of the folks being builders and fans there for the Mama Tried motorcycle show the next day. Chop Cult had an article about it, and I'm in one of the article pics (different pic, pretty much at the same time). More like "15 seconds of back ground appearance" than fame, but it was a lot of fun! Only time I've ever had pit access for races.

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    I got a letter published in Cycle World pointing out a mistake in a story.......and I was right.
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    We have an Aerostich theme going here
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