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Old 03-30-2011, 09:33 AM   #31
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pvangel,
Was great reading your rebuild thread on your sons bike on TT. Great reading more of the story over here

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Old 03-30-2011, 12:59 PM   #32
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pvangel,
Was great reading your rebuild thread on your sons bike on TT. Great reading more of the story over here

Andrew
Thanks!

recieved this email today, pretty good!




Who was Stanley Woods?

In 1923, Who Was:

1. President of the largest steel company?

2.. President of the largest gas company?

3. President of the New York stock Exchange?

4. Greatest wheat speculator?

5. President of the Bank of International Settlement?

6. Great Bear of Wall Street?



These men were considered some of the world’s most successful of their days..

Now, 88 years later, the history book asks us, if we know what ultimately became of them..

The Answers:


1. The president of the largest steel company.
Charles Schwab, died a pauper.

2. The president of the largest gas company, Edward Hopson, went insane.

3. The president of the NYSE, Richard Whitney, was released from prison to die at home.

4. The greatest wheat speculator, Arthur Cooger, died abroad penniless.

5. The president of the Bank of International Settlement, shot himself.

6 The Great Bear of Wall Street, Cosabee Livermore, also committed suicide



However, In that same year, 1923, the winner of the world’s most important road race, the Isle of Man T.T., was
Stanley Woods.

What became of him?

He won 10 T.T. races between 1923 and 1939, He lived on the Isle of Man and rode motorcycles all his life. He lapped the island circuit at 82 mph in 1957 (The Golden Jubilee) aged 54. He was a wealthy man when he died aged 90.

The Moral:
Fuck work,
Ride motorcycles!














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Old 03-30-2011, 11:39 PM   #33
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seize the day

well done

(this is written by a man who is told I cannot commute on my motorcycle to work.)
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Old 03-31-2011, 05:21 AM   #34
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My sons race bike for this year. He was riding a 85 last year but at 15 has shot up and is staring me in the eye now ( he's not in my weight class yet though) so we got this 99 yz 125 which needed a comlpet rebuild.

The before shot,



The after,



A link to the build,
http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=951892
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Old 03-31-2011, 05:39 AM   #35
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Link to my RM 125 rebuild,
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=652375

Last day of Mototown before it collapsed,

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Old 03-31-2011, 06:34 AM   #36
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1st round of the ACRMX race series starts this weekend at Budds Creek in Md. Its a 2 day event with full points for both days, weather is looking better now and hopefully it is not a mud fest!
Whe are leaving around noon Friday for the 250 mile trip which hopefully is not in the snow for long.
I still have three bikes to prep as well as load up and be ready for a noon departure....I am getting sick to my stomach already waiting for the gate to drop...
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:35 AM   #37
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the after,


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Old 03-31-2011, 10:20 AM   #38
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Once a racer , always a racer . I always feel good when i move my bike in the woods and know there is not track , no rules , no speed limit , great chances to try jumps . But i dont have a powerful bike , hope i buy one , one day .
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Old 03-31-2011, 01:01 PM   #39
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Thanks!

recieved this email today, pretty good!



Who was Stanley Woods?

In 1923, Who Was:

1. President of the largest steel company?

2.. President of the largest gas company?

3. President of the New York stock Exchange?

4. Greatest wheat speculator?

5. President of the Bank of International Settlement?

6. Great Bear of Wall Street?



These men were considered some of the world’s most successful of their days..

Now, 88 years later, the history book asks us, if we know what ultimately became of them..

The Answers:


1. The president of the largest steel company.
Charles Schwab, died a pauper.

2. The president of the largest gas company, Edward Hopson, went insane.

3. The president of the NYSE, Richard Whitney, was released from prison to die at home.

4. The greatest wheat speculator, Arthur Cooger, died abroad penniless.

5. The president of the Bank of International Settlement, shot himself.

6 The Great Bear of Wall Street, Cosabee Livermore, also committed suicide



However, In that same year, 1923, the winner of the world’s most important road race, the Isle of Man T.T., was Stanley Woods.

What became of him?

He won 10 T.T. races between 1923 and 1939, He lived on the Isle of Man and rode motorcycles all his life. He lapped the island circuit at 82 mph in 1957 (The Golden Jubilee) aged 54. He was a wealthy man when he died aged 90.

The Moral:
Fuck work,
Ride motorcycles!














Thanks for sharing and the inspiration!
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Old 04-01-2011, 08:13 PM   #40
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7 hrs in rain and some snow, 320 miles, a few wrong turns,bikes at the track , dinner at Hooters(awful), Hotel room, RACING TOMORROW! full report coming.....
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Old 04-02-2011, 07:02 PM   #41
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Raced today and i pretty much sucked all day....
The track was very muddy in practice but they did grade the whole track after practice. The ground was so wet that the Maryland clay is so slippery you literally can't walk on it. There were soft spots that stayed slippery all day, in my sons moto there was a downpour wich ruined the track again.
My bike was running terrible all day and I'm not sure what is wrong with it? was able to get great starts but it would just blubber in corners so I had to have it wide open at all times...kinda sucked.
Even with all that, I bad day of racing is better than a good day of work and we get to do it all again tomorrow! I'm exhasted... got to get ready for race day #2
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:10 AM   #42
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Budds Creek on a cloudy/rainy day,



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Old 04-04-2011, 06:14 AM   #43
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Tw's CanAm in the pits,



Tw's 1980 CR 125, very nice bike...

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Old 04-04-2011, 06:27 AM   #44
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I have some race photo's coming that were taken with a real camera, not Flug quality but better than my Bberry.

Day two saw much better conditions with no rain and some sun and much warmer. I only raced the +40 evo class as I wanted to get out of there at a reasonable time. I felt much better on Sunday but was not riding very well, my corner speed was off. I just could not deal with the ruts in the corner and I think one of the problem was my bike was blubbering in the mid range, I either had to be full on throttle or nothing. As Chad Reed has said in many of his earlier post race interviews " we have a lot of work to do before the next race"

The ride home SUCKED! over 7 hrs long and traffic was a nightmare, stop and go on I95 all the way, backups for miles at every toll booth.

Thats the life of a racer...
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:15 AM   #45
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Great story, PV. Come up and bang around the woods if you get the chance, someday.
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