What is your 15 minutes of Fame?

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

  1. Schmokel

    Schmokel Key to Happiness: Low Expectations

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    NZRalphy I'm not half as good as I think I thought I was

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  3. odotb

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    I lived in Covington Ga where "in the heat of the night was filmed". When the series ended alot of the props and costumes where sold off. I bought a pair of jeans that "Bubba Skiner" wore several times in the show. That ain't the famous part, famous part was when I would tell the ladies who's pants I had on. They all wanted to touch and rub on them, best pair of wranglers I ever had.
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    She was a bit 'unique' to say the least , and had some odd ideas. I joked to my wife that I could make up better cards than she was putting out and told her one. She said, "you should call in and tell the show that". She then proceeds to dial the number and hands me the phone. Next thing you know the producer answers and puts me live on-air with Jay.

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  9. WindBlast

    WindBlast without music life would Bb

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    Hey guys. According to post #1 it’s 15 minutes of moto fame!
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    I loved that show.
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  12. Rick G

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    Fame is fame! Lets hear about it!

    The OP

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    Hipower90 I’ve breathed the mtn air, man

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    Pic above was Formula USA. This is B superbike (750) that same day. 22 Scott Russell and 19 Mike Smith in tow. Finished 2nd behind Russell this race again. As usual.
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    Outstanding! I cut that one out and framed it for shop art. Perhaps the best bike pic ever shot? (I would argue for it.)
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  18. Rick G

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    Did you get elected?

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    Werent some scenes from the Dukes of Hazzard also filmed there?


    Back on topic......

    As it's supposed to be "Moto Related Fame"..........does having a Tennessee State Trooper ask for your autograph count?
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