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Old 05-23-2015, 09:29 AM   #106
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Good to see you again, John. It was quite a turnout, wasn't it? I was riding in the very back - it was crazy to see so may bikes making their way through the city streets. Congrats to the Club for celebrating 111 years! Hope to see you at another vintage event.
Hey Akiko,

You are a better motorcycle person than me ... I took one look at the
crowd starting the ride and went home to take a nap ...

Thanks for the kind words ... I hope to make the next
ride-in Wednesday at Thee Parkside ...

see you in the parking lot,
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Old 05-23-2015, 09:37 AM   #107
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What a Bike Show! I should have taken the day off...
Hi Cabrito,

I was surprised at how many guys in the SFMC did take the day off ...
only reason I could make it is my days off are Tue-Weds ...

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Great pictures, John.
I'd like to hear the story behind that flathead Harley.
Hi Carlo,

Nice catch, I went back to the post and stopped calling it an Indian ...
I guess it says something about the SFMC that when dummies like me
see a flat-head we assume it's an Indian ...

That's why I like posting pics of vintage bikes, I'm often able to
learn a bit ... maybe someone will recognize if the Kawasaki is a Honda ...

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Old 05-24-2015, 12:23 AM   #108
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I wasn't trying to call you out on that, John. I was looking at those pics on my ipad, and couldn't read the captions, cause the text shrank so much. So if you misnamed it, I never caught that.
I really would like to hear the story about who built it, how it goes with a setup like that, etc.

BTW, check yer PM's...

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Hi Cabrito,

I was surprised at how many guys in the SFMC did take the day off ...
only reason I could make it is my days off are Tue-Weds ...



Hi Carlo,

Nice catch, I went back to the post and stopped calling it an Indian ...
I guess it says something about the SFMC that when dummies like me
see a flat-head we assume it's an Indian ...

That's why I like posting pics of vintage bikes, I'm often able to
learn a bit ... maybe someone will recognize if the Kawasaki is a Honda ...

see you around the campfire,
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Old 05-24-2015, 12:37 AM   #109
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Oh, I'd also like to hear how the builder got the drive to that blower rotated around so the blower could be tucked in lengthwise like it is.
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Old 06-11-2015, 11:34 AM   #110
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Oh, I'd also like to hear how the builder got the drive to that blower rotated around so the blower could be tucked in lengthwise like it is.
Hey Carlo,

I'll keep my eye out for this bike and the owner ... I didn't get a chance to speak with him about the bike at all last time ...

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Old 06-11-2015, 11:48 AM   #111
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SFMC meeting at OMC tonight!

Hey BARF Vintage Cafe-ers,

Here's some short notice for all you
East Bay vintage riders ...

The San Francisco Motorcycle Club will be holding its
weekly business meeting at the venerable
Oakland Motorcycle Club tonight.

The OMC is located at:
742 45th Avenue, Oakland, CA.

The Oakland Motorcycle Club was established in 1907
and is over 100 years old. They have a really nice
clubhouse down near the Fruitvale BART station
and near the Oakland Coliseum ...
very fun place to visit if you like motorcycles.

Here's directions:
http://oaklandmotorcycleclub.camp9.org/maps.google.com

Anyway, I guess it is the first time in 111 years that the SFMC
is having a business meeting at the OMC.
Super cool and nice of them to offer us the
space while we struggle with our flood-damage
reconstruction project (still no end in sight) ...

We may be voting a new member into the club at
tonight's meeting, which is fun ... since I last posted
we've voted in four new members, two of whom are
female motorcycle riders ...

Anyway, we're meeting in front of the SFMC at 18th
and Folsom in the city and riding over to Oakland
at 6:45 pm. Guess things get started at the OMC
around 7 pm ...

I'll be on my 1973 Tiger, if I can get it to start ...

See you at the OMC,
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Old 06-11-2015, 10:08 PM   #112
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So, we had a fine time tonight in Oakland's wonderful clubhouse ...
Thanks to the OMC for their kindness and hospitality!



BARF-er and City Bike editor-in-chief Surj made an appearance ...
that's him on the right ...



The bikes in front of the clubhouse ...



... and the OMC's meeting space ...

We're all looking forward to our next motorcycle outing with our friends at the OMC ...
big thanks to them for their kindness and hospitality!

see you around the campfire,
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Old 06-12-2015, 07:13 AM   #113
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No mention of how many were killed in the massive brawl and shootout that always happens when "rival gangs" of bikers cross paths...?

/sarcasm

cool to see folks getting along, as it should be.
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Old 06-12-2015, 08:22 PM   #114
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No mention of how many were killed in the massive brawl and shootout that always happens when "rival gangs" of bikers cross paths...?

/sarcasm

cool to see folks getting along, as it should be.
Hi augustiron,

I guess I've seen more aggro behavior amongst motorcycle people over the years at AFM races ... certainly come across more tough guys on the Internet than at AMA motorcycle clubs ...

see you around the campfire,
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Old 06-13-2015, 10:09 AM   #115
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Old 07-16-2015, 08:53 AM   #116
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Very cool stuff John.
Thanks, budman!
Missed you on July 4th ... see you soon ...

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Cool Lanesplitters and Oakland MC, 7/16 ...

Hey BARF VCers,

We'll be at the Lanesplitters right near
Hwy 24 and Telegraph tonight at around 6pm,
and then heading over to the Oakland Motorcycle Club
for an SFMC meeting that starts around 8:30 pm ...
the OMC clubhouse is at 742 - 45th Ave., directions here ...
If you can't make Lanesplitters the OMC will probably be open around 7:30 pm ...

I'm going to try to be riding my '73 Tiger ... we'll see if it starts ...

I know all you East Bay BARF Vintage Cafe types are
always looking for any excuse to get out and straddle a vintage ...

The OMC clubhouse is really cool and about 80%
of the people there tonight will be OMC guests ...

I think the last time we tried this 99% of the bikes there
were modern bikes, so don't let that slow you down ...

see you around the campfire,
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Old 07-17-2015, 07:08 AM   #118
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We had fun at Lanesplitters last night and the meeting at the
OMC was epic!



BARF Vintage Cafe-er Kalle and BARFer and City Bike editor-in-chief Surj ...
Surj was at the OMC showing off
the cast he earned at Bungee Brent's Backwoods Bash a few weeks
ago ...



We made OMC member Bungee Brent an Honorary SFMC member for
his contributions to the motorcycling community regarding his
fun Backwoods Bash dual-sport ride that he's been putting on for years,
his contributions to the Sheetiron as their photographer and
his help documenting the SFMC's history with his video skills ...
Brent was also taking portraits last night ... I'll try to post
mine here when I see the one he took of my Tiger ...



Purple Barry's clean Yamaha RZ 350 ...



God bless the Oakland Motorcycle Club, I say ...
Not only are they kind enough to offer their cool
clubhouse so we can have our SFMC meetings while
our clubhouse is being repaired, but they presented us
with a wonderfully generous check last night to
help us with our construction expenses ...

In expressing the SFMC's gratitude and thanks, our
club historian, Brian, stood up and reminded us all of how
motorcyclists from San Francisco and Oakland were riding
together before either the SFMC or the OMC were established,
and how many of the same people and families were
members of both the SFMC and the OMC back when
each of the clubs started holding meetings, and how
the OMC's generosity last night was really a reflection
of how these old AMA clubs are all a part of the same family.

We see the same motorcycle fellowship here on BARF ...

see you around campfire,
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Old 07-17-2015, 10:16 AM   #119
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That is really cool

Got to give the OMC props for doing that!
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That is really cool

Got to give the OMC props for doing that!
Hey budman,

Yes, it was amazingly generous and, of course, totally
unexpected, on the one hand ... but completely in
accord with the Oakland Motorcycle Club's reputation,
on the other ...

In comparison to the SFMC the OMC is totally organized
and on the ball, with their Three Bridges Run (today!), the
Sheetiron, and the enduros they put on ...

Anyway, we were very touched by the OMC's kind
donation to our building fund ... tears were shed!

We're going to try to make a good showing at their
Three Bridges Run today ...

A group of us is heading over today from the SFMC clubhouse at
18th Street and Folsom at 11:30 am, kick stands up at noon
and arrive at the OMC at 12:30 pm ... of course any BARF Vintage Cafe-er, BARFer or
motorcycle person in San Francisco is welcome to join us for the
ride over to the OMC ...

see you around the campfire,
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