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    Air Brakes success

    Hey all, I have not been on here as often as I used to be, but to all who offered encouragement to me for getting the air brake thing done, thank you very much. I am still driving school bus, but also driving a dump truck part time between morning and afternoon routes. Tiring, but it's all good.

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    Congratulations on upgrading your commercial license Tom.
    With more money but less time will you ever get that Moto Guzzi Police Special back together now?
    When I helped a friend move last year he tried to get me to take at least one of his 5 piles of dis-assembled Motto Guzzis as payment. I resisted.
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    I have thought about having an expert do the El Dorado either for money, or for something special (lol) traded. I wonder if he would like a TW????? I have two of them. I'm actually looking for something small (200 cc's or smaller) for my grandsons to ride. There was a Honda SL125 on CL fairly cheap locally, but it was gone the night I texted the seller. The grandsons are 13 and 16, and the 16 year old has ridden one of my TW's, so he's good to go. My son and I are on the lookout.
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    Fix that El Dorado up and someone just might mistake you for Sean Connery.11d79c38a0139ccf3518fd98d7ade268.jpg
    Or our local CHP if you have a mustache.391.jpg
    Personally I like the the various Carabinieri models. Italy068.jpg2005_0514_134408AA.JPG
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    Fred, you always find and post the greatest pics and vids. A lot of "Police" El Dorado's were sold here in the USA that were not used by the various police departments. I have to assume that mine is one of these. There is a great forum for "loopframe" Guzzi's on the internet. I belong to one of them, but haven't visited for a long time. I do love the old Guzzi's though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    From "Harold and Maude" on the old Dumbarton Bridge.

    I rode across the bridge (on my Honda 160) a few days after they did this scene and saw the donuts marks on the asphalt. I remember thinking to myself "What idiot did this?" Then I saw the movie and it all made sense.

    BTW the CHP has gold colored helmets.
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    Harold and Maude was a great movie, made me want my very own E-type hearse, but only with a younger girlfriend.

    Bet elime can recognize many a scene from the San Francisco's Bay Area and Penninsula.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    Bet elime can recognize many a scene from the San Francisco's Bay Area and Penninsula.
    Many many places in the movie.

    The first time I saw the movie was just after I moved to Boston. I was homesick as much as I thought anyone could be. After seeing the movie I realized what homesickness was. Suffice it to say I got over it.
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