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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Rick G, May 14, 2018.
I was filmed by AirOne for excessive speeding on the Sea to Sky. That cost me a lot of money.
Supposedly according to some folks here a R1200GS is virtually impossible to wheelie. Does doing many thru the gear 100mph wheelies on one count then?
Unfortunately most of my 15 mins in the moto world are shame instead of fame. Like signing autographs for law enforcement, film of going over the handlebars on a quad they used for their mud bog commercial, or forgetting my boots and getting photographed on the Dragon wearing Velcro tennis shoes (see avatar)
Sometimes there is something to be said for being anonymous.
15 minutes? Or 30 some years? I was stationed at a computer command in Norfolk the last 6 years I was in the Navy, working on a system called Nalcomis, which automated the maintenance and supply documentation side of Naval Aviation. Part of those duties was maintaining the at the time existing system, which was paper, on a form called a Vids/Maf. We worked with another command at Pax River, MD, that administered the entire program. We did the documentation stuff (Volume 5). Some of the user manuals had pictures of the various maintenance documents to assist users in filling them out (Marines are actually Naval Aviation... heheheheh).
So since we wrote this section, we put our names on the various document examples Lt Pam Miles was my boss, AE2 Mac is actually AQCS McGinty. Lots of familiar names of old friends. One of my documents, where I made myself an ASCM, was blown up and featured prominently at my Chief's Initiation. That one is no longer there, since this pub is under constant change. However, one has remained, which is displayed below. Judging from the Julian date, this was done in 1986. The actual pub can be found at :
http://www.navair.navy.mil/logistics/4790/library/Chapter 15.pdf I am on page 245 out of 260.
Oh yea, I did ride a motorcycle to work. Yamaha Maxim. Damn thing almost killed me.
Did you know Bruce McClurg? Good guy
I knew of him but he was on a salvage ship, the Grasp I believe. I was with Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit Two.
That is my bike. As soon as I got the seat I rode to the valley of fire state park outside of Vegas and snapped some pics. I guess they liked what I sent them!
I sold the bike with over 100K miles a few years ago. The seat was still in great shape!
Lots of cool accomplishments here. My 30 minutes, 1987 and 1999 US National Speedway Champion. 12 years between titles! Took over 25 National appearances to win twice. More a record of devotion than talent!
Getting a trophy at NEPG event in Daytona from 2017. The first test went about as bad as it could; crash, stalls, folding my pipe after hitting a stump while letting a pro rider pass me. But, I got my nerves calmed down, put in 4 great tests, mainly due to my "sand skill" on the last 2 tests. Two other riders on my row got the best of me in the first two tests in the tight stuff, but once we started hitting sand, I was the one pulling them. Last 2 test rides were +15 and +35 sec in my class, which made up for the poor first test. Hopefully get that rush again in 2019.
you know if you won, your life would have been quite different. his too...
Quoted/shown on a National Geographic TV show about how EPA Superfund designations impact communities:
"Your fine! Just don't eat the dirt!"
Not on par with some other posts but check me out on Google Street View.
Still waiting for it...
I made the Los Angeles news after a car hit me at 80 mph on the I-14 and I-5 interchange in 2011.
Not moto related, but once my letter led off the Viewer Mail segment on the Late Show with David Letterman.
I was on the cover of the Blackwater 100 program one year. I'm the guy in the helmet. Photo shot by Davey Coombs.
Yeah, me too.
1) Went to junior high school with Kirk Gibson (once upon a time Catcher for the Detroit Tigers Baseball team)
He wasn't famous then though. At school he was on the basket ball team... football team too I think.
2) Mark "The Bird" Fidrych and a few others of the Detroit Tigers lived in the same apartment complex as I
did in Belleville Michigan... Looong time ago; with John Wockenfuss, a catcher at the time, living on the floor above me.
3) Literally bumped into Sparky Anderson one time (Detroit Tigers manager) going through the door at a book
store where he was signing books. Now I'm certainly not a baseball fan; it's just that these people were around
where I was at the time.
4) Years ago I sold an old beat up Honda Reflex scooter basket case to some relatives (brother & sister? Don't
remember which or both) of Billy Sheehan, Bass guitar player (who I think was with David Lee Roth's band
at the time.)
5) Helped the roadies (and 1 or 2 band members) of the band "I Prevail" fold and pack backdrop banners
(30 feet by 50 feet... HUGE!) The band keeps some of their stuff here at a rental storage space where I also
6) Got to hang out with actor Jeff Daniels while I and my ultralight flight instructor friend set up his trike to do a
fly in with Jeff. They landed in front of the crowd on the golf course as a tribute to his "Fly Away Home" movie.
Jeff was holding a benefit for his "Purple Rose Theater". Even got my picture (with my instructor and Jeff) in
an ultralight flying magazine that told of the event.
So I've rubbed elbows with some of the glitterati (even some by a mere degree) but apparently (so far) not
much has rubbed off onto me... Like some others... still waiting.
Maybe my "darkside" on scooters advocacy and some postings I have made elsewhere on that subject will
launch me... even if into notoriety.
In the early 70's I raced MX against a guy by the name of Mirislov Halm. He raced for CZ and was ranked 5th in the world at the time. I beat him off the line and for the first 3 turns I was a legend in my own mind. Once he cleared traffic he passed me like the backmarker that I was. 2nd 15min. was going back to college at 60 years old and graduating Summa Cum Laude. End of my story.
Indulge me in a second 30 minutes of Fame. My Son was the shop boy at JCR Honda. He worked his way up to mechanic, building the race bike Chassis and Engines. His efforts were rewarded with a ride on the unofficial 'C' team where he soon beat the 'B' team riders on a regular basis. This led to a 'B' team ride where he and FMX rider Jeff Ox Kargola won the SF 250 overall. Once on the 'A' team he became team Captian and went on to 5 Baja World Desert Champion titles. His name is Colton Udall and I am proud to have pre-run, chased and supported his efforts. Today Colton builds the most awesome Honda race bikes ever , including the 450l. Check him out at Champion Adventures!!