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Post by gyre » Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:21 pm

Super Evil Brian wrote:I thought he had a BSA Lightning, "the fastest motorcycle in the world," or something like that.
He refers to a Kawasaki triple, but I can find no evidence that the triple existed then.
May be a reference to the stupid fast two cycles they became famous for, or the Triumphs.
I'm sure it was a japanese bike though, probably a Kawasaki.
He wouldn't have had the cost of a BSA, as he says he couldn't afford a Harley.
He has referred to a 750 Triple Kawasaki, probably the later bike.
The BSA did exist in 65-66, but barely.
He wrecked it, which partially helped with his lost credibility.

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I still feel a shudder in my spine every time I see a picture of a Vincent Black Shadow, or when I walk into a public restroom and hear crippled men whispering about the terrifying Kawasaki Triple… I have visions of compound femur-fractures and large black men in white hospital suits holding me down on a gurney while a nurse called “Bessâ€

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Post by gyre » Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:28 pm

I think it was most likely the 650 twin, a copy of the BSA/Triumph design.
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Post by TomServo » Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:22 pm

I could have sworn he owned a Vincent Black Shadow! And No, was not taken from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, but in a letter he wrote to someone...

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Post by gyre » Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:41 pm

He definitely talks about riding one.
And he did say he had a BSA 650 at one point.
It could have been the first bike he bought, I just don't remember it having been a british bike.

If anyone has a copy of Hells Angels, he says in the book.
I don't have my copy anymore.

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Post by TomServo » Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:06 pm

He did own a BSA.

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Post by gyre » Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:15 pm

TomServo wrote:He did own a BSA.
But was that the bike he bought in 1965-66 when he was riding with the Angels?

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Post by gyre » Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:39 pm

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Post by Dr Jet Sinister » Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:37 am

TomServo wrote:I could have sworn he owned a Vincent Black Shadow! And No, was not taken from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, but in a letter he wrote to someone...
A friend of mine named his son Vincent Blackshadow. I could almost understand if this person owned that motorcycle. :roll:


Hello Super Evil Brian! I'm glad you've come to eplaya, the information here from those that have been there done that is invaluable. The drive from TX is seriously boring, we drive a school bus with an average speed of 47mph. Audio books are helpful for many people and trying to make it more of a road trip by stopping at some of the different points of interest helps as well. Maybe you can find another group that is traveling from your direction and just convoy with them. You won't be stuck in the car with them, but it could make the trip a little less lonely.

I'm amazed at the number of people that have posted here this year coming from TX! It gives me a little hope for our state. Good luck to you!

Did you see the post from the other person from SA? http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?t=38032
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Post by TomServo » Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:44 pm

gyre wrote:
TomServo wrote:He did own a BSA.
But was that the bike he bought in 1965-66 when he was riding with the Angels?
Dunno..never read his entire experience with the Hells Angels.

Yes, their are alot of texans on eplaya this year!
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Post by gyre » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:18 am

A better read than his later stuff.
Almost touches on journalism.

You can see the different style in the things I posted of his earlier work.

Here's a story I posted about the angels once.
I found a reference to the guy in the flurry of stories that started Thompson's involvement.
http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic. ... ara#545250

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Post by Dr. Pyro » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:37 am

Though I know many of you think the guy who writes these from Hollywood is a jerk, this one is pretty good IMHO.

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Post by tamarakay » Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:47 pm

ok,i'm back and i've re-taught myself manners. welcome to the eplaya superevilbryan. i've enjoyed your posts on here. we live in fredericksburg and would enjoy sharing routes or whatever. hubs and i are driving up with a truck and travel trailer. It sounds like you might be low on space and we could work out bringing some of your gear or something. we are new to burningman too, but can get you in touch with a few people in our area who are more experienced and probably closer to your age.
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Post by teardropper » Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:49 pm

tamarakay wrote:more experienced and probably closer to your age.
Is this the old thing again...?
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Post by tamarakay » Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:15 am

teardropper, yep. i acknowledge i'm an old fart and most of the burners that live around me are 20 or 30 somethings. Us "seasoned" performers are just trying to stay out of the way of the young pups, perhaps bring along some of their toys!
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Post by teardropper » Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:00 am

Yeah, well I thought we talked about this. We're not old, we're...ah, you know, we're... ah, well... we're--- seasoned, if a bit shelf worn, experienced in life, and... ah...

OK, damn it... old.
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Post by FIGJAM » Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:07 am

SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSexy old! :wink:
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Post by teardropper » Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:24 am

Oh yeah? Well I'm not staying out of anybody's way and I've got my own toys...
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Post by gyre » Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:59 am

Reminds me of the who song...


You think we look pretty good together
You think my shoes are made of leather

Substitute your lies for fact
I can see right through your plastic mac
I look all white, but my dad was black
My fine-looking suit is really made out of sack

I was born with a plastic spoon in my mouth
The north side of my town faced east, and the east was facing south
And now you dare to look me in the eye
Those crocodile tears are what you cry
It's a genuine problem, you won't try
To work it out at all you just pass it by, pass it by

Substitute me for him
Substitute my coke for gin
Substitute you for my mum
At least I'll get my washing done

But I'm a substitute for another guy
I look pretty tall but my heels are high
The simple things you see are all complicated
I look pretty young, but I'm just backdated

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Post by MyDearFriend » Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:12 pm

tamarakay wrote:teardropper, yep. i acknowledge i'm an old fart and most of the burners that live around me are 20 or 30 somethings. Us "seasoned" performers are just trying to stay out of the way of the young pups, perhaps bring along some of their toys!
You are not foolin' anybody, hon :roll: you told us yourself about that extremely spiritual purple tutu you made. 8) I'm not the only one who remembers that:
FIGJAM wrote:SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSexy old! :wink:
And I'm not gonna argue with Figjam about anything. So:
teardropper wrote:Oh yeah? Well I'm not staying out of anybody's way and I've got my own toys...
Sign us up for this team, please. 8)
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Post by tamarakay » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:28 pm

I seriously love the Backdated. I'm going to steal that.

MyDearFriend, you should see some of the stuff i found in california! Almost had to buy another suitcase, found a couple resale shops and loaded up on the lace and leather.

Jigfam and Teardropper - i'm beginning to see myself through Kenman's eyes. Views not half bad lol.

super evil bryan - offer stands, we can definately fit anything too large for your car, our toys will make room.
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Post by The Hustler » Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:56 am

tamarakay wrote:ok,i'm back and i've re-taught myself manners. welcome to the eplaya superevilbryan. i've enjoyed your posts on here. we live in fredericksburg and would enjoy sharing routes or whatever. hubs and i are driving up with a truck and travel trailer. It sounds like you might be low on space and we could work out bringing some of your gear or something. we are new to burningman too, but can get you in touch with a few people in our area who are more experienced and probably closer to your age.
Thanks for the offer. I'm still in the process of acquiring stuff.

I had some extra money for some reason and I was getting pretty excited, until my brother emailed me the car repo notice left on his door, Carmax thinks I still live there, although they send "offers" and other junk to where I lived in Austin.

A series of oversights and other issues led me to making 4 payments at the same time over the phone, with two more for next week. Um ... I'm delaying my equipment purchases for a couple of months.

I think I'll have the space thing down, it will be tight but I should be OK.

It would be fun to meet before or on the way and maybe find each other's camp once there.
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Post by C.f.M. » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:42 am

TamaraKay, age has nothing to do with how awesome you are.

People of Eplaya, TamaraKay is awesome.

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Post by tamarakay » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:04 pm

cfm you made me cry.
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Post by C.f.M. » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:24 pm

tamarakay wrote:cfm you made me cry.
Yeah...I get that a lot. :cry:

(hee hee)

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Post by teardropper » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:07 pm

C.f.M. wrote:TamaraKay, age has nothing to do with how awesome you are.

People of Eplaya, TamaraKay is awesome.
Yep.
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Post by teardropper » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:10 pm

Super Evil Brian wrote:I had some extra money for some reason.
Wow, extra money. Two words I, personally, have never used together.
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Post by Elorrum » Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:06 pm

teardropper wrote:
C.f.M. wrote:TamaraKay, age has nothing to do with how awesome you are.

People of Eplaya, TamaraKay is awesome.
Yep.
Oh I agree!

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Post by MyDearFriend » Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:21 pm

Elorrum wrote:
teardropper wrote:
C.f.M. wrote:TamaraKay, age has nothing to do with how awesome you are.

People of Eplaya, TamaraKay is awesome.
Yep.
Oh I agree!
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Post by tamarakay » Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:11 pm

wow! thank you guys so much, i'm humbled
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