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Offline OldSchool_IsCool

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Why Should I Do This Ride?
« on: February 13, 2012, 07:33:21 pm »
In case you need a little inspiration.  A reason to throw a leg over and ride with the best buds you know or have yet to meet.  Live to ride and ride to live!

http://joshspector.com/2011/02/13/now-this-is-a-great-commercial/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+JoshSpector+%28JoshSpector.com%29
Can I have a motorcycle when I get old enough?
If you take care of it.
What do you have to do?
Lot’s of things. You’ve been watching me.
Will you show me all of them?
Sure.
Is it hard?
Not if you have the right attitudes. It’s having the right attitudes that’s hard.

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Re: Why Should I Do This Ride?
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2012, 04:02:07 am »
Well done. I didn't even realize it was a commercial till the end. Captured the essence of riding for me very nicely.   8)

That, and RIDE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT!  ;D
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Re: Why Should I Do This Ride?
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2012, 05:21:08 pm »
And if YOU are part of the ride...........YOU may be in our next commercial..............BE THERE OR BE SQUARE!
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Re: Why Should I Do This Ride?
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2012, 11:29:41 pm »
Question?  Do you have to ride a CB750?
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Why Should I Do This Ride?
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2012, 05:05:25 am »
Question?  Do you have to ride a CB750?

Nope, ride what you have or can borrow. All bikes, all years, all makes and models are welcome to ride along. Last year we had a rule that you must be on a SOHC4 (350, 400, 500, 550, 650 or 750) to actually carry the beast. I'm not sure how hard & fast that rule is this year. But because of that rule, GZ 1.0 rode an unbroken string of SOHC4's for 20,000+ miles!!
Can I have a motorcycle when I get old enough?
If you take care of it.
What do you have to do?
Lot’s of things. You’ve been watching me.
Will you show me all of them?
Sure.
Is it hard?
Not if you have the right attitudes. It’s having the right attitudes that’s hard.

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Re: Why Should I Do This Ride?
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2012, 07:01:00 pm »
This is why... because old bikes are just cool


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Re: Why Should I Do This Ride?
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2012, 07:19:43 pm »
Because RIDING old motorcycles is COOL. Even better is riding them along with others who love and ride old motorcycles!! 8) 8)
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Re: Why Should I Do This Ride?
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2012, 02:03:05 pm »
It is hard to put words to how much I enjoyed last year's ride. I was fortunate enough to ride two segments, the Chicago portion of the MO/IL/IN/OH route and then completely around Lake Michigan with the Michigan crew (about 1,500 combined miles). Everyone I met was incredibly generous (we only had to pay to stay somewhere 1 of the 5 nights we were on the road), I made a slew of new friends and I got to see parts of my area of the country that I had been meaning to see, but just hadn't gotten to.

If you are on the fence about doing this ride, get off, get on your bike, and go. Even if you can only do a local section in the pouring rain at 45 degrees (like the Chicago section last year) it's STILL worth it.
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Why Should I Do This Ride?
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2012, 02:31:15 pm »
Hey Danny!

we're thinking of going 'round Lake Huron this year. Come on with us if ya can!
Can I have a motorcycle when I get old enough?
If you take care of it.
What do you have to do?
Lot’s of things. You’ve been watching me.
Will you show me all of them?
Sure.
Is it hard?
Not if you have the right attitudes. It’s having the right attitudes that’s hard.

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Re: Why Should I Do This Ride?
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2012, 03:35:33 pm »
Looks like it was great fun. Wish I could be there.  :'(
'Then' and 'than' are completely different words and have completely different meanings. Same with 'of' and 'have'. Set and sit. There, their and they're. Draw and drawer. Could care less/couldn't care less. Bought/brought FFS.


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Re: Why Should I Do This Ride?
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2012, 03:54:00 pm »
Looks like Godzilla is headed to your general neck of the woods....     http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=101577.0
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Re: Why Should I Do This Ride?
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2012, 03:56:20 pm »
Thanks Sean. Must investigate.
'Then' and 'than' are completely different words and have completely different meanings. Same with 'of' and 'have'. Set and sit. There, their and they're. Draw and drawer. Could care less/couldn't care less. Bought/brought FFS.


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Re: Why Should I Do This Ride?
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2012, 12:11:13 pm »
Here's the video!  If you click to watch on YouTube, make sure to click the little gear in the bottom corner of the viewer and watch in 1080HD if your internet will load it quickly enough.  There is also a fullscreen button down there too, if you're blind.     
Feel free to make comments on Youtube or share on Facebook, or wherever, if you like.  It will only make our little corner of the internet more popular.     Don't be surprised when you see me posting this up in a few more locations around the forum, I don't want anyone to miss out because they don't look at this thread!   

Enjoy!...

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Re: Why Should I Do This Ride?
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2012, 03:04:05 pm »
That was AWESOME Heff!! Great scenery and excellent choices of music clips.  I think a run through AZ is guna have to make it onto my bucket list!!
Can I have a motorcycle when I get old enough?
If you take care of it.
What do you have to do?
Lot’s of things. You’ve been watching me.
Will you show me all of them?
Sure.
Is it hard?
Not if you have the right attitudes. It’s having the right attitudes that’s hard.

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Re: Why Should I Do This Ride?
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2012, 03:24:13 pm »
Thanks, dude... I do take great care in selecting music for my vids.  I thought these would fit the general masses that make up our forum members, and also seem to fit the time period of our cycles.  AZ is AmaZing!!
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Re: Why Should I Do This Ride?
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2012, 07:15:40 pm »
GREAT video and soundtrack!!!! Loved hearing the 350 revving, blended with the music. 8)
This should help inspire fence sitters to ride!!! ;D ;D
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Re: Why Should I Do This Ride?
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2012, 07:49:02 pm »
GREAT video and soundtrack!!!! Loved hearing the 350 revving, blended with the music. 8)
This should help inspire fence sitters to ride!!! ;D ;D

Thanks, Scott... Thats what I'm hoping!

I'm actually considering trucking the bike up to CO and riding with some of my old friends up there too when GZ blazes that trail.  I won't ask to carry him again, unless its needed.
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Re: Why Should I Do This Ride?
« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2012, 11:37:31 pm »
I'm in even though I might have to ride "my" mostly trusty 650 again.  ;)

I saw 90mph on your speedo. Tail wind eh?!
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Re: Why Should I Do This Ride?
« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2012, 12:10:24 am »
I'm in even though I might have to ride "my" mostly trusty 650 again.  ;)

I saw 90mph on your speedo. Tail wind eh?!

head wind... but downhill  ;)
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Re: Why Should I Do This Ride?
« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2012, 04:48:43 pm »
Hey Old School. I am keeping track of the progress and timing. I would like to, although it would be via GoldWing since I am currently SOHC4-less. I was thinking I would borrow my friend's good camera and be a ride photographer.
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Re: Why Should I Do This Ride?
« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2012, 08:11:46 pm »
This must have been important for me to ride in the pouring rain. It had been 20 years since I did that on purpose. It was a matter of honor for me and a commitment to the spirit of the ride.
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Re: Why Should I Do This Ride?
« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2012, 12:51:12 am »
This is why... because old bikes are just cool




BTW, any way to embed Vimeo flicks?

How can I download this video?
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Re: Why Should I Do This Ride?
« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2012, 06:26:31 am »
This must have been important for me to ride in the pouring rain. It had been 20 years since I did that on purpose. It was a matter of honor for me and a commitment to the spirit of the ride.

Glad you made it Bobby as it is always good to see you! I am sure it will be raining this year again :)
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Re: Why Should I Do This Ride?
« Reply #23 on: April 24, 2012, 09:28:06 am »
This must have been important for me to ride in the pouring rain. It had been 20 years since I did that on purpose. It was a matter of honor for me and a commitment to the spirit of the ride.

Glad you made it Bobby as it is always good to see you! I am sure it will be raining this year again :)
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Re: Why Should I Do This Ride?
« Reply #24 on: April 24, 2012, 10:19:37 am »
I will tell you this much my 650 was down with charging issues when you guys came through Utah last year and I have been kicking myself since. This year I am signed up and hopefully no mechanical issues!
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