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The San Miguel Motoclassico group

Postby jhwalker » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:33 am

These guys are very active. Like most old bikers, good guys. I have started attending some their meetings.
Yesterday we watched the motogp race -- great fun, and then watched the movie filmed my this guy.
https://74fdc.wordpress.com/2013/01/03/ ... the-world/ this link provides details.
On a Douglas motorcycle wth. :clap:
Inspiring!! to the max. He would film by setting up a tripod and riding past it or just film. All the while offering wry commentary. In the 1930's I think. If you ever get a chance to see it -- DO. I need to read the book to understand the logistics.
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Re: The San Miguel Motoclassico group

Postby jhwalker » Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:54 pm

This Fulton guy was a doer, not a whiner :clap: :clap:
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/11/nyreg ... .html?_r=1
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Re: The San Miguel Motoclassico group

Postby jhwalker » Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:08 am

As I said before, these folks ride...
I mentioned before I think that BMW 1200's have taken over in Central Mexico.
This was just posted
"guys, an update as to our ride in Italy. After spending a great week in a villa in Cortona Tuscany, we picked up an R1200 GS in Florence. My friend from LA, rented the RT but unfortunately was unhappy with the bike and was also very sick. Unfortunately, he had to return early. Jeri and I toured the Chianti region on the back roads. This is, without question, the time of year to go, the weather absolutely spectacular! The grape and olive harvests occurs more or less at this time, depending on seasonal variations. There are many wineries offering tours and many excellent restaurants in the mid-evil towns with reasonable hotels. The riding and scenery spectacular! From the Chianti region we road up the west coast of Italy to an area with rocky cliff seaside towns called Chinque-Terre, a national park area. The ride over the mountains and back down to the coast had so many great vistas that stealing a glimpse while negotiating the narrow super curvy roads got a bit hairy, as we were heavily loaded and there were frequently cars in your lane on the switch back. From the coast we shot back to florence rapidly on the autostata to return the bike. It took about 1 hour to go 1 mile in the city traffic. Although I have never been a fan of the boxer motor, I must say the new liquid cooled GS was more impressive than I had thought, with power to spare and comfortable for two up riding fully loaded. BMW owns Italy, as there were many, many 1200 GS everywhere,like locust. Hope all is well and all rides went well, looking forward to returning to share riding experiences. Ride safe
locusts :lol:
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Re: The San Miguel Motoclassico group

Postby jhwalker » Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:41 am

I was at Alberto’s shop today about noon and he told me that Marc Winderman had a bad accident on the Liberemento about an hour earlier. He has a broken femur and is in hospital. His bike is totaled. I’ll try to get more details soon. I don’t know what hospital he’s in or any other details other than what I’ve reported.

I think we should have a 50/50 raffle at tomorrows meeting for Marc’s benefit. Flowers are nice but they don’t buy KLR parts.

Art ---


I saw pictures of the wreck. I'm amazed he is alive. A car driver 'didn't see him', merged into him, forced him into a car coming the other direction.
Riding here can be dicey. Always, head on a swivel.
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