How do!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Dean, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. Dean

    Dean Member

    Hi everyone,
    I'm Dean. I'm 44 and I've lived in the great state of Washington for almost my whole life.
    I was a professional mechanic for about 10 years, although I've been around cars for most of my life. Built boats and houses for a short time, now I'm happy just sitting around all night, watching video cameras and taking the occassional stroll (and don't call the cops. I'm a Security Guard!).
    My interest in motorized bicycles (isn't there a shorter title for this?) comes from my mechanical background and a love (well, a "liking" anyway) of history.
    I know that the vehicles this site deals with was really the progenitor of what is now known as the "motorcycle".
    To own and ride one of these, I feel, would be a bit like steppng back in history and having a little glimpse into how (some) things were back in motorbiking's infancy., it would make a great commuter vehicle (except for this time of the year).
    I like music. I spent some time playing in Rock bands (drummer) and, these days, wouldn't mind getting in with a blues and/or jazz group.
    I also like guns. I was raised with firearms so I'm not quite as "pragmatic" about that as most seem to be these days. I have many fond memories from my childhood of spending time with my father in the field. This DOESN'T mean I own 17 M-16's and run around in the woods painted up like Rambo! That's for the group who just don't get it. Hunting arms, personal protection, that's cool. Just learn how to use it FIRST.
    Ok, that's about it for me.
    Thanks for having me aboard. I hope to have a enjoyable visit while I'm here.


  2. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    welcome to MBc ! :D
    the washington chapter just keeps growing ! :D
  3. kerf

    kerf Guest

    Hello Dean,
    I just use MB for short, guess most people here can figure it out. If you try one of these MB's, I think you'll be hooked, just lots of fun. Anyway, welcome to the forum, hope to be "seeing" you around.
  4. Abeagle

    Abeagle Guest

    Welcome to MBc. :cool:
  5. dbigkahunna

    dbigkahunna Guest

    Greetings and welcome to MBc from the Giant Side of Texas!
  6. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    Welcome to MBc ! Home of may answers, and awaiting your ideas.
  7. mickey

    mickey Guest

    Welcome aboard, Dean.
  8. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Welcome to MBc. It's interesting that a lot of people want to use these bikes to step into the past. I want to take pretty much the same equipment, configure it differently, and step into the future. It's all good.
  9. Scottm

    Scottm Guest

  10. Dean

    Dean Member

    Thanks to all who've replied so far.
    Y'all know how to make a person feel welcome.



    That was pretty good! All that guy needs is his coon skin cap and he'll be all ready to play "Cowboys and Indians" with his buddies!
    (after he's done with his home work first, of course)


    Last edited: Feb 29, 2008
  11. wavygravy

    wavygravy Guest

    welcome from the longbeach peninsula! -ocean park.
  12. Dean

    Dean Member

    Hot darn, Longbeach?!
    Man, its been a MILLION years since I been there!

    Thanks for the welcome!

  13. wavygravy

    wavygravy Guest

    come on down to our clubhouse & ill let ya ride my bike & shoot the cap guns!
  14. Dean

    Dean Member

    such a deal!

    So I guess I take 5 south, but which road is the best to take west? 8, 6 or 4?
    I think I've heard that hiway 8 can be a pain, with the traffic, sometimes.

    Last edited: Mar 1, 2008