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Old 06-03-2013, 04:43 PM   #871
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At least he knows how to drive up there.
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:31 AM   #872
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:40 PM   #873
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At least he knows how to drive up there.
he is a really cool guy. I was talking to him about his Bugatti - the Type 57 with the fin down the back - I was asking him about the engine and he just said oh well here take a look and he popped the bonnet! He got his hands all in there wiping up the loose oil.... even so the engine compartment was flawless. He is always up for talking shop with ANYONE.
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Old 06-04-2013, 02:42 PM   #874
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he is a really cool guy. I was talking to him about his Bugatti - the Type 57 with the fin down the back - I was asking him about the engine and he just said oh well here take a look and he popped the bonnet! He got his hands all in there wiping up the loose oil.... even so the engine compartment was flawless. He is always up for talking shop with ANYONE.
I spent an evening with him once, just before he took over the Tonight show. A friend of mine was doing up a Vincent engine for him, and he was in town for an appearance, so we sat around in the shop and had pizza and talked. Super nice down-to-earth guy.
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Old 06-04-2013, 02:45 PM   #875
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he is a really cool guy. I was talking to him about his Bugatti - the Type 57 with the fin down the back - I was asking him about the engine and he just said oh well here take a look and he popped the bonnet! He got his hands all in there wiping up the loose oil.... even so the engine compartment was flawless. He is always up for talking shop with ANYONE.
The guy's rep is that he's an accomplished wrench as well. This guy is not a poser but the real deal.
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Old 06-04-2013, 03:12 PM   #876
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The guy's rep is that he's an accomplished wrench as well. This guy is not a poser but the real deal.
I didnt even know he was a comedian...

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Old 06-04-2013, 04:38 PM   #877
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Neither does a sizable protion of the American TV-viewing public.

But yeah, he does seem like he'd be a good guy to have a beer with, and anybody with a Vincent addiction can't be all bad.
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:06 PM   #878
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Neither does a sizable protion of the American TV-viewing public.

But yeah, he does seem like he'd be a good guy to have a beer with, and anybody with a Vincent addiction can't be all bad.
He's been able to live out a dream that many have but can't afford. He has more than a static car collection. His is live and operating, and he can play with any toy anytime he wants.

Incidentally, Leno's monologues he did when he was touring were quite funny. He did much better in a different venue.
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:40 PM   #879
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he's also quite an incredible encyclopedia of knowledge. All the stuff on his website that he goes on and on about is really interesting
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:45 PM   #880
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He's been able to live out a dream that many have but can't afford. He has more than a static car collection. His is live and operating, and he can play with any toy anytime he wants.

Incidentally, Leno's monologues he did when he was touring were quite funny. He did much better in a different venue.

Oh, I'm familiar with the ol' Chin - when I was a college student at IUP in Western PA (circa 1984) , we'd road-trip down to the Pittsburgh area with bud's that lived in the area to catch Mr. Jay Leno at this mobbed-up 'dinner club' out in Monroeville (velvet wallpaper ? wtf ?) . He was pretty funny.

lately....well, kinda stale, imo
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:24 PM   #881
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How hard is this road to ride?

I'm amazed at the number of wipe-outs on this road. Is it that hard to ride fast? Is it hard just to ride at all?
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:40 PM   #882
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The guy's rep is that he's an accomplished wrench as well. This guy is not a poser but the real deal.
He worked at Boston Cycles. I remember reading an article about him when he had like 15 bikes and wasn't super famous yet.
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:35 AM   #883
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I'm amazed at the number of wipe-outs on this road. Is it that hard to ride fast? Is it hard just to ride at all?
It's an easy, second gear corner where everyone tries to show of - that's all there is to it. Ive been through there probably 1000 times with no issues besides stupid people.
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Old 06-11-2013, 01:48 PM   #884
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I guess it's hardcore to lean your bike against stuff....?
I used to have dualsport set up primarily for dirt but still street plated that didn't have a stand. I used to lean it against stuff all the time. There was a guy who had big BWM boxer who took it every fucking unpaved sort of place, he had no stands either and would just dump it over on the cylinder guards at stops. I don't know him but there were pics of his bike "parked" like that on ADV years ago.
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Old 06-14-2013, 02:25 PM   #885
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