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Re: The Official 2016 Barber Thread

Postby norton73 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:28 pm

I live about 30 minutes from Barber, have attended every one so far. I have a bunch of folks staying at my house every year, Bob's Champagne Norton Racing Team stays here, plus a bunch of the DC Norton guys. i'll definitly be at the INOA lunch Saturday, probably hang around Norton Hill some Saturday Night.
Hope to meet oof y'all there.

I'll be the old guy wearing a Norton shirt... :D
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Re: The Official 2016 Barber Thread

Postby norton73 » Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:07 am

Just heard a rumour that the INOA turn 6 lunch in the fan zone isn't happening this year. Seems Barber has decided the space would be better used for vendors willing to pay big bucks vs letting clubs have a presence at the event.
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Re: The Official 2016 Barber Thread

Postby BillT » Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:29 pm

norton73 wrote:Just heard a rumour that the INOA turn 6 lunch in the fan zone isn't happening this year. Seems Barber has decided the space would be better used for vendors willing to pay big bucks vs letting clubs have a presence at the event.


Yes, that's true, but they're getting another space - I forget whether its in lot A (where the AMCA and VJMCC have their shows) or over at Norton Hill
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Re: The Official 2016 Barber Thread

Postby swooshdave » Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:38 pm

norton73 wrote:I live about 30 minutes from Barber, have attended every one so far. I have a bunch of folks staying at my house every year, Bob's Champagne Norton Racing Team stays here, plus a bunch of the DC Norton guys. i'll definitly be at the INOA lunch Saturday, probably hang around Norton Hill some Saturday Night.
Hope to meet oof y'all there.

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So if we get in on Thursday we can camp in your yard for the night? :mrgreen:
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Re: The Official 2016 Barber Thread

Postby norton73 » Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:01 am

swooshdave wrote:
So if we get in on Thursday we can camp in your yard for the night? :mrgreen:



Sure, there's room for a couple tents in the backyard.
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Re: The Official 2016 Barber Thread

Postby swooshdave » Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:46 pm

norton73 wrote:
swooshdave wrote:
So if we get in on Thursday we can camp in your yard for the night? :mrgreen:



Sure, there's room for a couple tents in the backyard.


We just score some extra RV passes for Lot C. Thanks, we'll see you there!
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Re: The Official 2016 Barber Thread

Postby swooshdave » Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:06 am

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Currently stuck in Charlotte waiting for my connecting flight which at least an hour delayed. Didn't get much sleep on the red eye. And we're suppose to jump on the bikes this afternoon. Going to be a long day!

It took one large suitcase just for all my riding gear. It also includes all my rain gear in case we catch any of Hurricane Matthew.
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Re: The Official 2016 Barber Thread

Postby swooshdave » Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:36 pm

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Quite the surly bunch. We wouldn't be so cranky if the truck wiring had cooperated. In the end we had to switch trucks but it put us way behind schedule. Holed up in Hickory, NC tonight. We were hoping for Asheville but I'm just too tired from the red eye flight last night. We're still looking at getting to Barber Thursday evening.

The Interstate is a bear to ride. The rusted out Dunstall demand earplugs. It needs rearsets in the worse way so the passenge pegs suffice. And the clutch is slipping. May need to beg some plates at Barber to get it better.
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The Guzzi looks like a sofa bed to ride. It will take some pleading to get a shot at it. :?
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Re: The Official 2016 Barber Thread

Postby nortriubuell » Fri Oct 07, 2016 5:55 am

Great pics, and thanks for posting. Always wanted an older Guzzi too ... BTW, how it's MPG vs the Commando ???
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Re: The Official 2016 Barber Thread

Postby swooshdave » Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:58 pm

nortriubuell wrote:Great pics, and thanks for posting. Always wanted an older Guzzi too ... BTW, how it's MPG vs the Commando ???


It should be much better, but my brother thinks it not good. I get over 40 mpg and mine doesn't run as well.
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Re: The Official 2016 Barber Thread

Postby swooshdave » Sat Oct 08, 2016 4:51 am

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Kenny getting some high priced help with his race bike. Guaranteed to win now. :mrgreen:
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Re: The Official 2016 Barber Thread

Postby Son of Siredward » Sun Oct 09, 2016 12:31 am

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Kenny getting some high priced help with his race bike. Guaranteed to win now. :mrgreen:


Looks like Jim got a hair cut. Go get him Kenny!
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Re: The Official 2016 Barber Thread

Postby swooshdave » Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:26 pm

If you hadn't heard Kenny got run over by another racer. He's now sporting a massive cast on his leg. :cry:
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Re: The Official 2016 Barber Thread

Postby Dances with Shrapnel » Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:48 am

Not run over.

Kenny had a mechanical problem on the start of the Formula 750 race Saturday. He launched and immediately lost power and put his hand up indicating a problem. Someone from the back of the grid clipped his leg.

Really unfortunate as he was ready for the race. Could have been much worse.
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Re: The Official 2016 Barber Thread

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