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Any Guzzi riders in SW-VA or east TN ??

Discussion in 'United States of America' started by peters, Sep 1, 2017.

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    peters Just got it firing!

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    Wrote Guzzis in my younger years, Ambassador, Eldorado, Cali T3, Cali II and 850 GT....after 23 years now I scored a VE11 model 1998, nothing fancy but good smooth ride....NOBODY here seems to even be able to spell Moto Guzzi, haha...or even ride or own one...its all Harley country here....wonder if any Guzzi folks are close by in my if anybody knows a place where u can have an older Guzzi fixed if needed.
    Thanks for input, info or only a shout!!!
     
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    Living as we do at the top of Virginia, I am not "near" you.

    Non-Virginians are often surprised by how long it is from, e.g., Gate City, your home, to Clear Brook, at the state line near me. To save anyone reading this from looking it up, that would be 344 miles, and the state is even a bit longer than that end-to-end.

    That said, I ride through that part of the world several times a year, usually on the way to or from Atlanta where we go monthly for a week.

    We generally slab it the usual way -- I-81, I-77, & I-85 -- when we cage it, but when I ride or trailer, I often take one of the near-countless secondary (& tertiary) roads down the Appalachian spine.

    We are out of country for a bit this month, so next scheduled ride (or trailering :oops:) is mid-to-late October. Maybe we can link up then.

    Best,

    Bill
     
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    Well I'm not close for sure but you still get a Hello from Florida.

    Have you thought about joining MGNOC?
    I haven't been a member since the early 80's but you may be able to contact riders in your area.
     
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    Bill

    That sounds good, I am all new (again ) to the Guzzi thingy....had my last one, a 1972 Ambo in 1993....
    So if you get close to SW VA, give me a shout!!
    Thanks

    James
    1973 T3 Cali, 1984 Cali II, 1975 850 GT, 1972 Ambo...
     
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    I will check that out....thanks !!!
     
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    Well I seem to be fairly close - around an hour away. I just got into riding again after a long hiatus, and ready for it to start warming up again!
     
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    I'm in JC, Tn. I've got two Guzzi's. I've heard there's a fella with a barn full of Guzzi's, here in Jonesborough. I lost the number, rats.
     
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    I am near Johnson city
     
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    In Brentwood just south of NashVegas. Agreed that it is mostly Harley country in this area. The exact reason I bought a Guzzi. Color me different.
     
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    The proper description is, nonconformist!
     
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    Yes! That's it!
     

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