doldrums away!

Steve Northrop blackgpz at
Fri Nov 2 16:31:13 PDT 2007

Glad you're healing up Chuck. The three events I remember when getting 
better were my first sex, my first beer, and my first ride. Eventhough you 
were a little wary, I'll bet it still felt good. Since I'm one "at your 
age", My Doc said the same thing about the torn MCL in my left knee. He said 
it would get a little better all by itself and then it was what it was. Had 
to go for an MRI Monday because of a pain from my back that goes down my 
right leg and makes it give out. Took a tumble down half a flight of stairs 
because of it and we can't be doing that! I know it's late in the season but 
let's keep our guard up guys. No asphalt surfing!

The clutch will come back after some regular use. The bike being on it's 
side won't affect it at all.

Steve in Western NY
'96 GPZ1100
'02 Daytona 955i
"You Can't Fix Stupid", Ron White

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chuck Driscoll" <cdriscol2001 at>
To: "1KPerDay" <1kperday at>; "GPz List" <gpzlist at>
Sent: Friday, November 02, 2007 12:52 PM
Subject: Re: doldrums away!

> Nice pix. I like riding in Idaho. Your Zeezer looks good too. Well, I am 
> not really riding much yet. Last week I put in Sta-Bil, and took her out 
> for a 20 minute spin, to get it in to the carbs. This was my first real 
> ride since doing the asphalt slam dance last June. The good news is that 
> Gypsy rides straight and true, tracks right in the corners and brakes like 
> she should. The bad news is that it feels like the clutch is slipping when 
> give it the berries. Can any of you gurus tell me if being on her side 
> (left side) like she was when she slid, can affect the clutch? Advice is 
> sought...
> As for me, the ribs, lung and collarbone are mostly healed, but I still am 
> restricted to light loads. (I can carry a sheet of 1/4" plywood, but not 
> 3/4 " plywood). Now I am in Physical Therapy for a ripped posterior 
> cruciate ligament in my right knee. The ortho guy said "the outcome of 
> surgery, at your age, is very uncertain." He had to "add the at your age," 
> crack. These smart-mouth whippersnappers! Let this be a warning to all of 
> you, avoid tumbling on asphalt at 60 mph, and watch for icy bridges and 
> corners and fallen leaves, etc. Damn, it is enough to make you paranoid. 
> Especially since many of you are "at my age".
> Black Gypsy (and Chuck, her pilot)
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: 1KPerDay <1kperday at>
> To: GPz List <gpzlist at>
> Sent: Friday, November 2, 2007 9:33:51 AM
> Subject: doldrums away!
> Pics of a recent 400-mile ride to Idaho and back in case anyone's
> interested.
> -- 
> Utah Jeff
> '96 SheePz1100
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