- About rroske
- as little as possible, but software consulting
- 83 Moto Guzzi Lemans, Triumph Thunderbird, GPz 750 & 550, RZ350, RZ500, RD 200, CZ 250, Penton 125, 61 Harley Panhead,
- I cut my teeth first on minibikes, and later a sweet lime-green SL125 Honda in the blackened strip-mines of Pennsylvania in the early 70's.
I graduated to an ISDT Penton 125 with the Sachs mystery gearbox that had me in tears, waiting for months on the 'ship that brought the parts from Germany'. I've done high speed wobbles racing freight trains and performed spectacular "Flying W's" on a 360 CZ twin pipe with the killer tank bolt in the crotch.
I marveled at Husky's that started backwards, launched under suspended Bultaco's and Ossa's skyward to my own detriment, and cursed the "missing link" DKW that blew up rather beautifully. My most prized possession is a deformed thumbnail, forever altered after being punctured dead center by a Maico "Breako" sprocket tooth. But that was back when boys were men and I was a teen.
When I was twenty, in three days I built and painted a solo seat '65 Panhead in the living room of the lake house I shared with my room mates (who were out-of-town for the weekend) I then rode it from Savannah Georgia to Scranton Pennsylvania in the rain, to be best man in my buddy's wedding, requiring one of the bridesmaids to perform chiropractics on me the night before so I could escort her down the aisle.
I raced an RZ500 at Daytona and nearly vomited up my spleen when Kevin Schwantz passed me like an F-16 on the outside, when I thought my throttle elbow was about to scrape the walls of the high banks at 165.
My seven month honeymoon featured a rented BMW K-model, a dome tent, the Blue Mountains west of Sydney Australia, and my pregnant bride
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