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Old 12-31-2016, 02:52 PM   #16
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Barf has recognized members with barfies for over 10 years. The effort or value they bring is appreciated and a small token is received. Plus we list their accomplishment over there <-- in their avatar. If you see barfie winner then you know they ROCK!
In 2015 we did something different and recognized some sponsors for the first time our Community Allstars . We have a few more to give out in '17 and that will be fun for me. I sure appreciate these people and their long time support of our community.

Mike took us on a vacation of a life time My Amazing Safari to Botswana. His photo's tells us a story. If you missed it.. don't this time! Take a look. Maybe you want to go check it out.

Tripleseven shared some original artwork Steve Jobs It is awesome... totally. I know it because I bought it. It hangs in my conference room. We also made a small run of T shirts. iRide.

Butch took us on a dirt bike Rally of sort Stoneybarf IV

Surj made his presence felt here and in the lane splitting scene. Even the Wall Street Journal noticed. He landed on TV locally as www.lanesplittingislegal.com was a resource for a lot of info on AB51. He an I worked on Assemblymen Quirk (one if the Bill's authors) along with Nick Haris from the AMA and gents from clubs and ABATE. It was an interesting and time consuming effort. Surj is one of the busiest dudes I know.. kind of like me. He loves his moto's and thanks to him now running City Bike he gets to ride them... a lot of them... and then write write write. He manages to help Mod barf too.

Hawthorne brought a wedding in tow! Hondagrl and Slowpoke went and got hitched One of a several barfer on barfer we have seen over the years.

I always like these kinds of threads What Makes BARFers Memorable to You?

The boys were at it again with Free track day with z2 for a n00b - 2015 edition!! - WINNERS CHOSEN!

I have been a bit of a weirdo on Holidays since my Mom passed and I crawl on my Moto and ride around my home town every year. Stirs my memories Home town turf Holiday roll

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Oh yeah... there is still Go Go AFM round-5, THIS GOOD CANT BE BAD

Deion Campbell is rocking the AFM . He has been a racer for years...and this year it it showing. R4 report The kid is smoking.. in the '48s on a 600 at Thill.

He ended up with 5 AFM Championships and we are proud to be a small part of his program.
Here is a nice vid from the last AFM race of 2015.

Pic 1 - CYCLE GEAR - Community All Star
Pic 2 - A lion - Botswana
Pic 3 - Jobs iRide Based on the artwork by Tripleseven
Pic 4 - Kazman give me some barf love
Pic 5 - A barf fav ends up on the cover of City Bike - ThumperX
Pic 6 - Surj hits the cover of the AMA Magazine
Pic 7 - I hit the cover of the AMA Magazine
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Old 12-31-2016, 02:53 PM   #17
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Once again DataDan delivered a brain stimulating 1Rider classic to us. Mototude this one is worth everyone who rides reading. Dan has been so awesome for so long.

2016 meant more barf work for me. Trying to capture the good times the barf rallies have given us. "The best of times" was worth the effort. Flying_hun has been the Rally Czar and missed his first rally this year when we added the MidSummer Magic rally. Why?? Because he was riding in Europe. Two Wheel Tramp took up the task of being the Rally Master and the new Mod has been fricking awesome!!!

I attended the West coast NHTSA Safety Summit and gave barf a glimpse of some of the stuff I do. When I stood and spoke up about Vision Zero not repping Motorcycles I got a big thumbup from Lee Parks who is now running the CMSP training effort. That felt good.

More newbs got to the track in 2016 in fact twice!!! PICS

As part of our continuing moto safety effort working with the State I came to barf with a question:
250k to spend on moto safety

How about the AB 51 lanesplitting victory
A multi year journey end with Jerry Browns signature on a favorable bill. We had a good party to celebrate at the DNA lounge with our partner in crime City Bike.

Khan is a great dude. He loves his country, the kids there and barf. Did I mention his Tour 3 in '17??

Barf went to Baja again.. plans are in the works for '17 and they are just a few days away from the next adventure that CJ is bringing to barfers. HadesOmega is a must have on any adventure ride, because he is a video jewel!

youtu.be/iAcWlQIJIFk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAcWlQIJIFk

In 2015 we had some serious growing pains. Misogyny, bigotry, and a changing world left us with some upset members. We had some long time members step away and that broke my heart. It hurt because many are considered my friends. They felt that barf should be better. They loved this community and did not want to see it take a . While I am sad that they left, I am happy that they are passionate about barf.

We added some new Mod’s in 2015 with the goal of expanding the voice of women in the Mod Core. Two Wheel Tramp and Cyclesuzy helped us better understand our shortcomings. They have also taken on a pretty big load of modding!

In response to some of the issues I raised above, we opened a private forum for females to discuss their experiences and issues on barf that are affecting their participation. We hoped that we would learn something. We did. I did. A lot.

Everyone has a different threshold in this stuff. For some the banter is fun, for others it is a heinous atrocity and demeaning. Another group finds that stifling such playfulness is taking away from the barf culture. Others feel it is killing it. What the heck is the answer?? Is there even one?? A lot of huge social media sites are struggling with it and they make millions of dollars and can afford to make tech changes or assign paid employees to address it. What is barf to do to keep up??

We will keep trying and thanks to the participation there and a lot of discussions in the Mod Forum we have adjusted the TOS.

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It is a new tool for barf to use to make some adjustments that one-day may see some of those valued friends return. I honestly hope so. We will see.

We saw a couple of younger members seriously hurt too. The realization of riding sometimes gets lost, but humanity brings it right back I really hope both guys cope well and can find real smiles in their futures. ZCOFWM and Linty Praying for ya guys.

We saw people looking for more moto knowledge. Barf has pretty much always pointed people in a positive direction.
Just finished CMSP, need advice is a good example.

In closing out my walk through barf history....
My head and heart are still reeling from the loss of Glenn Patterson / GOPatterson. Just meeting the young man before heading to Hawthorne and never having the chance to share a beer and a smile after a good day really dug into me. His family invited us to his funeral/ memorial and a solid group of barfers opened the hearts and in some cases wounds to go and meet his parents (Brad and Katrina) and other friends and family. Glenn had some solid friends. They lined up and thanked each one of us for attending before we left the burial site. Solid young men like I am sure Glenn was. Hearing the stories of his life at the memorial just added more to the void I was feeling for someone I really did not know. In the end he was a barfer/ rider and that is really all it took to touch me. Then the family made the request that funds come to barf in his memory. I was so amazed, humbled and honored. We put the $$ towards distributing lanesplitting tips across California in Glenn’s memory.

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Holeshot continues to be the AFM President.
I honestly was so damn busy trying to run a business I was a fail at making it to the AFM.
I did go to COTA again for the MotoGP big show. We had a barf gathering there too.

PIC 1 - From the I have 250K thread
PIC 2 - Rydther Rally shirt (front)
PIC 3 - Casino marque in Hawthorne
PIC 4 - Heading to Hawthorne - Pole line Road - How many barfers have....
PIC 5 - Canyon Rat with his little bro (barf spring rally)
PIC 6 - BARF OG's at teh spring rally (hotel told us to STFU ) Jeff, Stefen, Paul, Danny, Mark, Me (front), Christian, Ed
PIC 7 - Thank you poster to Chill for being our main rally master in Spring and Fall.
PIC 8 - Thank you poster to Two Wheel Tramp for inventing and running the MidSummer Magic Rally
PIC 9 - Bobby Fong and I at COTA - Bobby won both days
PIC 10 - Woodschick collage (yes I like to make collages)
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Old 12-31-2016, 02:58 PM   #18
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Happy New Year once again.....!

Thanks to Doc Wong and GARY J and recently Kurt, Eric, Reama, Bill, AJ and others that have taken riders under their wing to guide them thru a what can be a dangerous world. Doc has done it for years. . Your efforts are recognized by this OG.
Doc continues to provide knowledge, smiles and miles for free. You should check him out.

We have added a new sponsor to start the year. Ken Hill is going to share his PodCasts with us.. it is moved and you can find it HERE

Hope you enjoyed the 15 year run through. A lot of life lived. I have some more to add in and I will do that, but wanted to get this posted on our Bday

All of this time and effort to support the community has come at a cost to me in way. Well more for my wife Mrs. Budman (because I have been loving it) has lost out on family time. Dinners, anniversaries, kids sporting events and just sharing quiet moments (plus doing all the book work, taxes, etc) had to be missed because of a passion that I had for barf. She really allowed the doors to open and sure there were some tough times, but some good ones too because of it. Thanks Magz.

Lastly just a note of thanks to the CHP for watching over all of us. Yes we hate tickets, but when we need help (as they were for Glenn), when we need things to improve in Moto Training when it comes to all the roads in CA there is only one group that really has our backs.

Stay tuned for info no barf bash 15 @ the MotoGuild in July. City Bike and barf are going to rock the bay!!

Another thing you will see in 2017 is an effort to humanize riders for moto safety month. The Pic below of BikeAMA is what we will be looking for. We have a couple already. His is awesome!

Pic 1 - Me in '86 at a fairly new racer just hitting the top 10 and loving it.
Pic 2 - Me in '17 as a fairly new old man.. amazing what 30 years does to you.
Pic 3 - BikeAMA / Bill with a promo pic for a campaign we are planning to do. iRide
Pic 4 - A newbie ride put on by 5 barf mods -Two wheel tramp, Kazman, Honey Badger, BikeAMA and Flying_hun
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Awesome compilation Bud, I'm sure I'm not the only one who's riding history and even life would be dramatically different if not for BARF and the connections made through it.
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Awesome compilation Bud, I'm sure I'm not the only one who's riding history and even life would be dramatically different if not for BARF and the connections made through it.
Thanks and thanks for providing Race reports. Those have slowed and I want to get more next year. Super glad to have you onboard!!
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Awesome history thread, I have been here since november 2005, so many of the threads noted are in my personal history, remember them like yesterday

stay shiny side up and GOTFSW!!!
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Thanks for putting all of that together. Reading through it got me out of whatever it was my wife wanted me to do this afternoon.
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What's the connection if any between BARF, or any of its predecessors, and the prehistoric usenet group ba.motorcycles? The first mention of BARF on ba.motorcycles was in 2002.

I definitely remember seeing BARF regulars like Scott R. Nelson on ba.motorcycles in the 90s.
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While not much of a joiner, I first logged on to teh BARF in December 2003.

Aside from the original Bay Bridge Barfer get-togethers most months, I've only been to a few BARF gatherings IRL.

But I really appreciate the hard work of the many people who make this such a great community and resource. So, thank you to budman and everyone else who has contributed their time, effort, money, heart and soul to make this such an amazing place.

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Nice ... in '03 you spelled the ...teh. Well played.

In '17 You can join other barf "things". Give it a go!
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Have to include fr0ng I saw him on a flight to COTA with Ducky Fresh and crew just a couple years ago,
fr0ng's thread got linked on the offtopic.com forum I would troll during high school in the Midwest. The riding sucked in Ohio. I'm sure I had already looked through BARF's classifieds before, but once I saw the ride reports and community I decided to move out here
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Damn, to think that in 2001, I was only seven years old...

Making me feel like a whippersnapper...

I wish I lived in America and spoke English back then, I could've been the youngest-ever BARF member!
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