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The 2016 "Distinguished Gentleman's Ride" #662572
08/01/16 6:01 pm
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Registration for the 2016 worldwide "Distinguished Gentleman's Ride" opened today

http://www.gentlemansride.com/

Last year I missed out due to the hospital thing, sponsored a few riders instead
But this year I will be there bigt
I am not particularly asking anyone to sponsor me but if anyone does wish to make a small donation it will be gratefully received by the nominated charities

http://www.gentlemansride.com/rider/beezabryan

Who else is good for a ride?


Last edited by BeezaBryan; 08/02/16 3:25 am.

Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures

"He knows not where he's going,
For the ocean will decide,
Its not the destination,
It's the glory of the ride”
(Edward Monkton, Zen Dog)

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Re: The 2016 "Distinguished Gentleman's Ride" [Re: BeezaBryan] #662586
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Ah, way to get out ahead of this Bryan! I'll put this on my calendar, hopefully this year work won't be too enticing!


"It is no measure of health, to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."

Re: The 2016 "Distinguished Gentleman's Ride" [Re: BeezaBryan] #662610
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There's no way in hell I will ride in downtown Syracuse or Rochester - BUT I can still sign up and make a contribution, which we all can do.
Al


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Re: The 2016 "Distinguished Gentleman's Ride" [Re: BeezaBryan] #662758
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I sympathise Al, neither am I fond of city/suburb riding.
Sixteen years ago I had the good sense to get out of the rat race and return to my roots in the country, best thing I ever did.
Alas not every one gets that opportunity and are locked in on account or work, family etc.
Where we were living the whole place was rife with riceburning candidates for the Darwin Award, would be "look at me I'm hard" Milwaukee tractor drivers and half pissed homicidal four wheel cage users.


Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures

"He knows not where he's going,
For the ocean will decide,
Its not the destination,
It's the glory of the ride”
(Edward Monkton, Zen Dog)

Bryan



Re: The 2016 "Distinguished Gentleman's Ride" [Re: BeezaBryan] #668425
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Just a few more days, and two more sessions this week of being nuked in the leadlined bunker, to the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride on Sunday 25th
Little did I know a year ago when I was laid low with unrelated health issues that twelve months later I would benefit from advances in therapies that should rid me of that nasty little thing lurking deep inside of me

https://www.gentlemansride.com/rider/beezabryan


Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures

"He knows not where he's going,
For the ocean will decide,
Its not the destination,
It's the glory of the ride”
(Edward Monkton, Zen Dog)

Bryan



Re: The 2016 "Distinguished Gentleman's Ride" [Re: BeezaBryan] #668431
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Ours is next weekend here in NYC but I'll be on the One State ride ....


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Re: The 2016 "Distinguished Gentleman's Ride" [Re: BeezaBryan] #668685
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Have a great ride in the Endless Mountains Wade smile


Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures

"He knows not where he's going,
For the ocean will decide,
Its not the destination,
It's the glory of the ride”
(Edward Monkton, Zen Dog)

Bryan



Re: The 2016 "Distinguished Gentleman's Ride" [Re: BeezaBryan] #668827
09/25/16 9:30 am
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I'm riding in Rochester NY.. This is me this morning getting ready to leave at 10 am. I look sharp in my 12 buck thrift shop outfit? grin ..I padded the leather saddle on the lumber wagon for ride...





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Re: The 2016 "Distinguished Gentleman's Ride" [Re: BeezaBryan] #668840
09/25/16 11:28 am
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Very cool! The white gloves really make it. And an appropriate ride. Where's Pete's photo?


Al Eckstadt
Re: The 2016 "Distinguished Gentleman's Ride" [Re: BeezaBryan] #668889
09/25/16 3:39 pm
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Here I am ready to head off to the Derbyshire DGR and before any of the elf'nsafetypolizei get all het up I did change my head wear.



Man have I had it with that botophucket POS for uploading pics mad
I will try with another provider tomorrow


Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures

"He knows not where he's going,
For the ocean will decide,
Its not the destination,
It's the glory of the ride”
(Edward Monkton, Zen Dog)

Bryan



Re: The 2016 "Distinguished Gentleman's Ride" [Re: Al Eckstadt] #668897
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Originally Posted By Al Eckstadt
Very cool! The white gloves really make it. And an appropriate ride. Where's Pete's photo?

Me and Pete at my place ready to leave




....It's about 18 miles to downtown Rochester....A street full of bikes being looked at by the riders... ....Then we rode a crazy route through the city up to Lake Ontario and back. We stopped as a group of 75 bikes several times... In all about 3 hours...I had earplugs but the hardtail ride and the blat of the open pipes is exhausting...There was two Nortons, five Meriden Triumphs, three airhead BMW's and about 15 classic Japanese machines. The rest were a mixture of newer standard bikes...


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Re: The 2016 "Distinguished Gentleman's Ride" [Re: BeezaBryan] #668898
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All good stuff for a good cause


http://kevindean.zenfolio.com/

http://backstreetthunder.wordpress.com/


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1970 BSA A65 Lightning
1973 Moto Guzzi Eldorado
1981 Harley FLH
2006 BMW R1200GS




Re: The 2016 "Distinguished Gentleman's Ride" [Re: BeezaBryan] #668906
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bigt

very cool.


"It is no measure of health, to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."

Re: The 2016 "Distinguished Gentleman's Ride" [Re: ricochetrider] #668911
09/25/16 6:37 pm
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Sauve, guys.

Very dapper, Bryan.


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Re: The 2016 "Distinguished Gentleman's Ride" [Re: BeezaBryan] #668989
09/26/16 10:06 am
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Originally Posted By BeezaBryan
Man have I had it with that botophucket POS for uploading pics...I will try with another provider tomorrow

I like PictureTrail, myself. I've had a paid subscription for 10 years now.


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Too many bikes to list, mostly Triumph & Norton, some BSA & European
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Re: The 2016 "Distinguished Gentleman's Ride" [Re: BeezaBryan] #668992
09/26/16 10:56 am
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pete

wherez that fork brace from?

i want one

Last edited by kevin roberts; 09/26/16 11:00 am.

"Are bikes so nice as all that?" asked the mole, shyly...

"Nice? They're the only thing," said the Water Rat Solemnly, as he leaned forward on the handlebars. "Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much worth doing as simply messing about with bikes."
Re: The 2016 "Distinguished Gentleman's Ride" [Re: BeezaBryan] #668993
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Used Flickr on daughters' advice but will try your other suggestions gentlemen

http://www.flickr.com/photos/goldenflash/albums/72157674276043636


Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures

"He knows not where he's going,
For the ocean will decide,
Its not the destination,
It's the glory of the ride”
(Edward Monkton, Zen Dog)

Bryan



Re: The 2016 "Distinguished Gentleman's Ride" [Re: BeezaBryan] #668994
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Bryan,

I took Kevin's lead and went with Zenfolio. Moderately expensive (perhaps), but full featured web photo host site with excellent user experience. Been using them for over 1 year now, and I really like them. They offer much more than what I use them for; I'm pretty much using them for storage and posting to web forums. I make the occasional blog post there also. But, at some point I may go so far as to buy prints from them.

In my humble opinion, you get a lot for not too much from them.


"It is no measure of health, to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."

Re: The 2016 "Distinguished Gentleman's Ride" [Re: BeezaBryan] #669020
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Bryan, here is a 10% discount referral code for Zenfolio Referral Code: 691-C6P-38Z


http://kevindean.zenfolio.com/

http://backstreetthunder.wordpress.com/


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1970 BSA A65 Lightning
1973 Moto Guzzi Eldorado
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Re: The 2016 "Distinguished Gentleman's Ride" [Re: Kev.] #669035
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Kevin, I got that fork brace off a 70's Kawasaki enduro.
Type in vintage fork brace on eBay motors-a bunch come up. Definitely improves the rigidity esp. off road grin

It was an interesting ride and a good cause. Wish there were more funky bikes. Top bike award went to a Triumph 500 bobber.
Nice to look at, but as Tony can attest, a pain in the ass and ears to ride.

Re: The 2016 "Distinguished Gentleman's Ride" [Re: Pete Suchawreck] #669043
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Originally Posted By Pete Suchawreck


It was an interesting ride and a good cause. Wish there were more funky bikes. Top bike award went to a Triumph 500 bobber.
Nice to look at, but as Tony can attest, a pain in the ass and ears to ride.


Hey , my shabby bobber was the attention whore and always had a crowd of people around it taking photos...And unlike the others, had zero oil leaks..The only prize I got was a ass ache.. grin


I ride dinosaurs that eat money
Re: The 2016 "Distinguished Gentleman's Ride" [Re: Hillbilly bike] #669057
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Yup totally true. You won't need another proctology exam for years grin
How do people ride those things for any length of time?

Re: The 2016 "Distinguished Gentleman's Ride" [Re: BeezaBryan] #669069
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it's the chicks

loud pipes are manly and the hardtails make them giggle when they ride pillion


"Are bikes so nice as all that?" asked the mole, shyly...

"Nice? They're the only thing," said the Water Rat Solemnly, as he leaned forward on the handlebars. "Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much worth doing as simply messing about with bikes."
Re: The 2016 "Distinguished Gentleman's Ride" [Re: BeezaBryan] #669073
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...hello Pete, I have been daily riding my pre unit 500 custom for around 20 years in all type of distances. The trick is to have some kind of springs. I have horizontal springs (to not show them) in the seat construction. Also this week may be I will add a gel pad under the leather too.

Re: The 2016 "Distinguished Gentleman's Ride" [Re: kevin roberts] #669097
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Originally Posted By kevin roberts
it's the chicks

loud pipes are manly and the hardtails make them giggle when they ride pillion


Yup, me on the Triumph built from a pile of mismatched junk leading the pack... grin



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