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themoudie

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Classy Thumpette!
« on: January 04, 2023, 10:41:59 PM »
I have a fondness for this, even though my physique and current state of "crock", might not allow the fully prone riding position!  ;)

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Moto63

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Re: Classy Thumpette!
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2023, 08:42:44 AM »
😁😁...love it, it’s zany but still in a (semi) practical way. Yes I also think I’d struggle to get in that position to ride it properly. Still love though 😁
Thanks for posting Bill
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iansoady

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Re: Classy Thumpette!
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2023, 10:18:02 AM »
Looks like it would need the Rollie Free stance....

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mthee

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Re: Classy Thumpette!
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2023, 12:45:31 PM »
I have a fondness for this,

There's a lot to like, isn't  there. Sweet and unique - thanks for posting.
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Re: Classy Thumpette!
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2023, 06:37:33 PM »
You have to admire Rollie Free for not recognising how delicate skin is compared to tarmac at over 100mph!

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Re: Classy Thumpette!
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2023, 09:55:40 AM »
Salt (Bonneville) may be even worse....... In fact it was over 150mph if I remember correctly.
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AleXBR

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Re: Classy Thumpette!
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2023, 11:54:29 AM »
That Rollie Free photo....I've believed it for 55 years.
Now I don't think so.

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Re: Classy Thumpette!
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2023, 11:57:13 AM »
You have to admire Rollie Free for not recognising how delicate skin is compared to tarmac at over 100mph!

Ian

and if you keep your ears open, he pops up as a character in 'worlds fastest indian' as one of the guys who helps munroe out when he gets to the salt.

iansoady

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Re: Classy Thumpette!
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2023, 12:07:13 PM »
That Rollie Free photo....I've believed it for 55 years.
Now I don't think so.

What makes you doubt it Alex? It was well documented at the time and I remember it in my dad's copies of the Blue 'Un.
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