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Anybody else see Peter Egan's column in march's CycleWorld? He perfectly captures (or at least his friend does) why I can't stop riding my Scrambler. I am reluctantly riding the Tiger this winter but I am watching the roads to take the Scrambler out.

I do have a JPEG of the article if people want it. I don;t have a web based cache from which to post links. Maybe I could email it to somebody and they could post it.

Fred

[ This message was edited by: pigpen955 on 2007-02-20 15:40 ]
 

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They are nice bikes-my BMW friend (he usually has about 10 or 12 of them) actually bought one new and customized it very nicely. It looks like a 1965 bike. Beautiful job.
Need to get some pics I guess.
 

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Yes, that was a great article. Coincidentally, my friend in Madison went down to Sharer's to buy a Scrambler but found their last one had been sold. I'm curious to find out of Peter Egan actually bought it!

He wound up heading down to Chicago to pick up one of the 2006 models at a clearance price. Now he's just waiting for warm weather...

Sharer Cycles is a great shop. They fixed my bike up nicely on my trip to Wisconsin and were a good bunch of guys (and girl).
 

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Yes, it was a great article. The Bonneville's are great bikes that you can jump on, ride, and have a great time. The problem is trying to get yourself off....to much fun!!

Peter's article are great, I look forward to them. His books are great also.
 

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exactly the point! why these magazines test bikes on racetracks is absurd. Its wonderful having a bike you can use to its potential, rather than employing restraint and self limiting behavior that you need on a superbike, don't we do that enough in the real world!
 

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On 2007-02-21 00:38, guzzi wrote:
So did Egan sell that T100 already? He changes bikes even more often than I do.
Jealous? :wink:
 

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Egan's one of the best when it comes to writing about riding, and Kevin Cameron is one of the few who can make tech talk sound like literature. Between 'em, they're why I prefer Cycle World to Motorcyclist.

He's right about bike choices. I love my Speed Triple. It's the perfect pure riding machine - plenty of power, great handling, with a comfortable riding position. I love my TT600. It's a great, howling little beastie. But most of my miles are on the old airhead, which does nothing exceptionally well, but does absolutely everything adequately and simply.
 

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Peter Egan gets it...

He also plays and collects guitars and is into vintage sports cars. He must have moved to the frozen North because he felt so guilty about his idyllic life...
 

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On 2007-02-21 19:47, Sheepdog wrote:
Peter Egan gets it...

He also plays and collects guitars and is into vintage sports cars. He must have moved to the frozen North because he felt so guilty about his idyllic life...
Even better, he is able to make a living doing all those things. Something to strive for.

Fred
 
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