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Sun Feb 14 11:23:25 PST 2010
Happy Birthday! On Valentines Day, too!
--- On Sun, 2/14/10, Alexander Finger <af at genevainformation.ch> wrote:
> From: Alexander Finger <af at genevainformation.ch>
> Subject: Re: Getting Old?
> To: "GPZ List" <gpzlist at micapeak.com>
> Date: Sunday, February 14, 2010, 3:08 AM
> Hey guys,
> it's my birthday today, mid-winter, but the sun is shining.
> pretty good right now, I hope that keeps on. For some
> people that's
> The bike did not get a lot of road the last year but this
> year I have
> a 10week sabbatical coming up and am dedicated to eat some
> asphalt. I
> look forward to ride on weekdays, not on the overcrowded
> and crazy
> weekends :)
> The mech made some comments about "oh, soon it's over" with
> the GPZ,
> but I hope that was rather "let's try to push him to a new
> though the guy's normally quite honest.
> I'll try to find you guys on Facebook.
> On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 5:14 AM, Paul Heim <SuprHtr at columbus.rr.com>
> > I still have my '95, purchased 5 years ago. It's
> running fine (as of
> > November) and still makes me smile.
> > I'm on FB as Paul M. Heim.
> > I just searched FB and found Charles! Already got
> the Dave's on my list.
> > Regards,
> > Paul in Ohio
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ped" <pedmail at dbmail.dk>
> > To: "Kawasaki GPZ1100 discussion" <gpzlist at micapeak.com>
> > Sent: Friday, February 12, 2010 1:49 PM
> > Subject: Re: Getting Old?
> >> Yrk! Thanks for reminding me. I'm turning 60 next
> >> 'Fortunately' we don't have this 'old bike'
> syndrome in Denmark. Thanks
> >> to the fact that new bikes are so insanely
> expensive in this country
> >> most people ride bikes that are up to 30 years old
> - or even older.
> >> There simply isn't any gap between new bikes and
> the veterans - it's
> >> filled up with middle aged bikes that people can
> afford to buy. I just
> >> looked up an add and saw a black '96 GPZ with
> 45.000 km on sale for
> >> 11.000 USD!! A new Concourse is 55.000 USD!!!
> These middle aged bikes
> >> are what keep the shops going - and going well. No
> shopkeeper would show
> >> a funny face or throw smart ass remarks at
> anything :-)
> >> Despite the 125.000 km on the odo the bike is
> still running fine. I
> >> didn't ride much the last couple of years though.
> 2008 because of a
> >> deployment to Farawaygistan during summertime,
> last year because I was
> >> buried with work. One of the best events last year
> was a visit by 4
> >> members of the German GPZ 1100 Forum (2 on GPZ
> 1100 and 2 on Yamaha GTR
> >> 1000) who travelled around the Baltic Sea. Their
> pictures are here:
> >> http://www.flammersbaer.de/Ostsee00.htm -
> the pics from my home are on
> >> page 19 and 20. The text is in German, but Google
> Translator should do
> >> the trick. I hope the coming season will be
> better. One niece is trying
> >> to talk me into a trip to an amusement park i
> Germany, another niece
> >> wants me to take her to Poland to see Auschwitz.
> Right now all
> >> two-wheelers are in deep hibernation due to
> winter. I know it's nothing
> >> compared to what you guys are experiencing on the
> east coast right now,
> >> but over here is the coldest winter for many,
> many years. We have had
> >> snow and temperatures below zero since mid
> December which is very, very
> >> unusual. Last night the temperature dropped to -
> 22 deg. C! The
> >> inhabitants on many of the small islands (some
> 400) have been able to
> >> walk ashore for several weeks, now they can drive
> ashore in their cars!
> >> I'm also on FaceBook under my full name: Jens
> Libak Pedersen FWIW
> >> Ped
> >> '96 "Black Stealth" GPZ
> >> Denmark
> >> mrgilmore at aol.com
> >>> Hey Charles, Hey guys!
> >>> Amen to the non-recognition the GPz gets at
> the local shop. In fact, I
> >>> stopped going to the closest one since they
> told me they don't work on
> >>> "older" bikes. Like a UJM is so hard to
> figure out? WTF? For me, ok, but
> >>> them? Not the way to endear themselves to me
> to maybe become the place I
> >>> buy my next bike from. I mean, it could
> happen! LOL!
> >>> Yes, the List has seen better days, but some
> of us are still out here. I
> >>> still ride my GPz, only not as much since
> there've been several other higher
> >>> priorities than riding lately (just ask my
> woman!), like our home remodel,
> >>> the ex wife's cancer condition getting worse,
> and more.
> >>> I am also on FaceBook as Rhunsted Jordan, my
> real birth name FWIW.
> >>> Regards, "you know you're really old": alas,
> ain't that the truth? That
> >>> sucks! I'll be 60 in 3 years, fercrissakes!
> Holding up ok though.
> >>> Take care guys.
> >>> Ron Jordan
> >>> red '95 bought new - kinda beat up these days,
> but runs strong!
> >>> Altadena, CA
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