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Re: CBX Racing

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Warwick Biggs wrote:
Wed Jun 02, 2021 4:53 am
Did I do that?
No, I meant the phenomenon you're describing of people walking up and telling you what they think of our bikes and/or what we should do with them. "My cousin's buddy had one with a TURBO KIT on it - you should do that!!!" "If I had one of these I'd put a 330 tire on the back!" :lol:
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Re: CBX Racing

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The best way to share video is by posting it to YouTube, then you can embed it directly in your post with the tags:

[youtube] put the URL here, but with an http prefix instead of https [/youtube]

That lets you embed videos like this:

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Pics of Perry, my '79.

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Thanks Phil, I'll try it when I have some time.

As for pontifications, you are off the hook but whenever I see that term it reminds me of an event back in the early 60's. It was summer and my parent's place overlooked a popular beach that was packed with cars, people, dogs, umbrellas, etc when I noticed a commotion further up the beach. As it grew closer I could see a large low car (it turned out to be an open pink Cadillac) with somebody standing tall in the back surrounded by a crowd that was moving at the same slow pace as the vehicle.

The person in the back was very tall, robed in white and carmine, his height exagerated by a mitre hat and he appeared to be sprinkling water and blessing the crowd. It was Phil Nunn-Smith, a well known Oz female impersonator and member of Les Girls cabaret act. He was literally pontificating and that was in the era when we had much stricter sacrilege laws in Oz but also a reforming Pope in JP the VI.

I thought it was striking and funny and the people on the beach seemed to think so too. I wonder how it would go down today with all the evangelicals?

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Well, I can tell you that THIS Pope would laugh as well. Can't speak for the others.....
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I think you misunderstand evangelicals, but this is way off-topic, as we privately discussed before.

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Still off topic but relevant to my racing here is a pic of my last road bike and the proud new owner. The BM was barely run in after 14 years or ownership. Since the stroke I rarely do long trips anymore and find the weight (even of a twin) too much to handle comfortably.

Still, sorry to see such a nice bike go and the end of an era is always a bit sad. Now attention has to return to my racers.
The Lump needs another session on the dyno to clean up the top end and the 400 needs a new set of pistons and a re-bore.
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