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Gas Man
08-20-2012, 04:22 PM
Courtesy of Brukus


Gina Gossenreiter is the Coordinator for the 2012 South Carolina State HOG Rally and she has several years of experience in running a successful, fun event! She also sports several Brukus products on her bike - so we're kinda partial to her... Actually, we were kinda partial to her before she ever bought any of our products! Plus we're kinda partial to South Carolina and know you will love our state, too.

Thought I'd share Gina's "101 and Counting ~ Things I've learned from time spent in the saddle of my scoot". You are sure to find at least a couple that you relate to. And then you need to make your plans to attend the Homecoming At The North End!

1. Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul.
2. A good rider has balance, judgment, and good timing. So does a good lover.
3. Respect the person who has seen the dark side of motorcycling and lived to tell the story.
4. Young riders pick a destination and go... Old riders pick a direction and go.
5. Always back your bike into the curb, and sit where you can see it.
6. Winter is Nature's way of telling you to polish.
7. The best alarm clock is sunshine on chrome.
8. If you really want to know what's going on, watch what's happening at least five cars ahead.
9. A friend is someone who'll get out of bed at 2 am to drive his pickup to the middle of nowhere to get you when you're broken down.
10. There's something ugly about a NEW bike on a trailer.
11. Everyone crashes. Some get back on. Some don't. Some can't.
12. Bikes parked out front mean good chicken-fried steak inside.
13. Only a Biker knows why a dog sticks his head out of a car window.
14. "Oh Crap!" is usually the moment when your plan parts ways with reality.
15. Look where you are going, go where you are looking.
16. Most motorcycle problems are caused by the nut that connects the handlebars to the saddle.
17. You start the game with a full pot o' luck and an empty pot o' experience... The object is to fill the pot of experience before you empty the pot of luck.
18. Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, 'Wow! What a Ride! ~Hunter S. Thompson
19. Never trade the thrills of living for the security of existence.
20. A zest for living must include a willingness to die. ~R.A. Heinlein
21. Saddlebags can never hold everything you want, but they CAN hold everything you need.
22. NEVER argue with a woman holding a torque wrench.
23. Routine maintenance should never be neglected.
24. It takes more love to share the saddle than it does to share the bed.
25. The only good view of a thunderstorm is in your rear-view mirror.
26. Never be afraid to slow down.
27. Don't ride so late into the night that you sleep through the sunrise.
28. On a road-trip Ice-cream and coffee are as important as fuel.
29. Sometimes it takes a whole tank full of fuel before you can think straight.
30. Riding faster than everyone else only guarantees you'll ride alone.
31. Never hesitate to ride past the last street light at the edge of town.
32. Never mistake horsepower for staying power.
33. A cold hamburger can be reheated quite nicely by strapping it to an exhaust pipe and riding forty miles.
34. Never do less than forty miles before breakfast.
35. If you don't ride in the rain, you don't ride.
36. A bike on the road is worth two in the shed.
37. A good mechanic will let you watch without charging you for it.
38. Sometimes the fastest way to get there is to stop for the night.
39. Whatever it is, it's better in the wind.
40. Two-lane blacktop isn't a highway, it's an attitude.
41. When you look down the road, it seems to never end, but you better believe it does.
42. A motorcycle can't sing a complete song on the streets of a city.
43. Keep your bike in good repair: Motorcycle boots are NOT comfortable for walking.
44. People are like Motorcycles: each is customized a bit differently.
45. If the bike isn't braking properly, you don't start by rebuilding the engine.
46. Remember to pay as much attention to your partner as you do your carburetor.
47. Well-trained reflexes are quicker than luck.
48. Learn to do counter-intuitive things that may someday save your butt.
49. The twisties, not the superslabs, separate the riders from the squids.
50. When you're riding lead don't spit.
51. Don't make a reputation you'll have to live down or run away from later.
52. If she changes her oil more than she changes her mind follow her... So says Haus
53. Catching a yellow jacket in your shirt at 70 mph can double your vocabulary.
54. If you want to get somewhere before sundown, you can't stop at every tavern.
55. Don't lead the pack if you don't know where you're going.
56. Sleep with one arm through the spokes and keep your pants on.
57. Practice wrenching on your own bike.
58. Beware the rider who says the bike never breaks down.
59. Don't argue with an 18 wheeler.
60. Never be ashamed to unlearn an old habit.
61. Maintenance is as much art as it is science.
62. A good long ride can clear your mind, restore your faith, and use up a lot of fuel.
63. If you can't get it going with bungee cords and electrician's tape it's serious.
64. If you ride like there's no tomorrow there won't be.
65. Gray-haired riders don't get that way from pure luck.
66. There are drunk riders. There are old riders. There are NO old, drunk riders.
67. Thin leather looks good in the bar, but it won't save your butt from "road rash" if you go down.
68. Always replace the cheapest parts first.
69. You can forget what you do for a living when your knees are in the breeze.
70. No matter what marque you ride, it's all the same wind.
71. Patience is the ability to keep your motor idling.
72. People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it's safer to harass rich women than bikers.
73. Never ride faster than your guardian angel can fly.
74. It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end. ~Ursula K. LeGuin
75. Life is too short for traffic. ~Dan Bellack
76. Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you and scorn in the one ahead. ~Mac McCleary
77. Remember folks, street lights timed for 35 mph are also timed for 70 mph. ~Jim Samuels
78. Safety is a cheap and effective insurance policy.
79. Accidents hurt - safety doesn't.
80. If you want to complain about the pace being set by the road captain, you better be prepared to lead the group yourself.
81. It takes both pistons and cylinders to make a bike run. One is not more important than the other.
82. If the countryside seems boring, stop, get off your bike, and go sit in the ditch long enough to appreciate what was here before the asphalt came.
83. Give way to trains.
84. You don't stop riding because you're getting old, but you get old when you stop riding.
85. It's not what you ride, it's your attitude that counts.
86. God didn't create metal so that man could make paper clips! ~Harley Davidson Ad.
87. Careless torque costs lives.
88. Ride, eat, sleep...repeat.
89. It didn't look that far on the map.
90. If you tilt your head to a 45* angle it's all looks different. ~ My Nanni
91. Old bikers have the best stories ~GiGi
92. When I hear my gremlin' bell while riding in a curve or in the twisties means I have 3/4" left before I make sparks on the road ~GiGi
93. Riding with no hands is like floating on the ocean ~GiGi
94. 9-5 I'm a business-suit professional, but at the end of the day I'm just a tattooed biker chick ~GiGi
95. Somehow he is even more handsome when I see his face in his rear-view mirror as I'm riding along side of him. ~GiGi
96. LH&R go a long way in the world of motorcycles. Love, Honor, & Respect ~GiGi
97. Bugs taste better when swallowed with a smile on your face at 70mph. ~GiGi
98. A ride is formed simply by saying, "Let's get together sometime"... The bond of friendship is formed by answering with, "Give me a time and place!" ~GiGi
99. When I get on my scoot, I'm about 10 miles to a place I call "Away from it all!" ~GiGi
100. $20,000, 2 wheels, a black leather jacket, and 1000 miles a year, while wearing your favorite do-rag does not make you a biker ~GiGi
101. Never forget to Smile and Wave ~GiGi
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GiGi
Coordinator - 2012 SC State H.O.G. Rally
37 years riding time

~ Gina Gossenreiter has been riding her own bike for 37 years. She was a Co-Coordinator for the SC State H.O.G. Rally from 1998 - 2001 and last year was the Marketing Officer. This year GiGi is the Coordinator for the 2012 SC State H.O.G. Rally.

Nobody
08-20-2012, 10:05 PM
"A zest for living must include a willingness to die." ~R.A. Heinlein


One of my personal favs, I've been debating between that quote, "Without fear, I die but once.", and "Amtal Rule" for my next tat.

Uma
08-22-2012, 07:52 AM
These are good...and funny because they're pretty accurate.

Kosher
08-22-2012, 10:28 AM
"A zest for living must include a willingness to die." ~R.A. Heinlein


One of my personal favs, I've been debating between that quote, "Without fear, I die but once.", and "Amtal Rule" for my next tat.

A corollary to this, and one of my favorites is "Everybody dies. Not everybody lives".

Uma
08-23-2012, 05:28 PM
Oooh I like "everybody dies; not everybody lives". Thats a good one.

Mudpuppy
08-24-2012, 10:18 AM
death is certain life is not

pickle.of.doom
08-27-2012, 02:47 AM
"Don't ride so late into the night that you sleep through the sunrise. "


That's one of the only ones I disagree with. Some of my best riding is done into the wee hours, and mornings are overrated :p

Nobody
08-27-2012, 04:26 AM
"Don't ride so late into the night that you sleep through the sunrise. "


That's one of the only ones I disagree with. Some of my best riding is done into the wee hours, and mornings are overrated :p

half drunk so my sarcasm meter is oof kilter.. It means don't ride when you're tired as hell, else you might spill and not wake up again.

Mudpuppy
08-27-2012, 10:01 AM
"Don't ride so late into the night that you sleep through the sunrise. "


That's one of the only ones I disagree with. Some of my best riding is done into the wee hours, and mornings are overrated :p

exactly