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Old 01-20-2021, 05:28 PM   #1
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Wow, where is everyone? HNY!

I haven’t logged into here for years since I deployed in 2015 and it is amazingly quiet in here. After, digging around for a bit I just couldn’t believe I saw that Alex has passed away, which made me terribly sad. I’ve never met him in person, but I always hoped he would join in one of the rides I put on at ACH. I hope those who were close to him are doing well and have continued to ride. The forums I was a part of have continued to die slowly and I never figured socalsportbikes would’ve met the same fate.

Anyways, I’m finally in a good place in my life and I hope to make my way back to Los Angeles in the next year or so. I would like to put on rides again like before. Just wouldn’t know if I could’ve revive this place to do so. I hope everyone is doing good in these weird times.
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Old 02-27-2021, 06:48 PM   #2
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Wait.... which Alex is it?
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Ahhh ok, I remember now. :(
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Yeah this place has really died in the past few years. Been a bit of a bummer. Some of us still pop o from time to time to check things out though.
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Yeah. I don't check in nearly as much as I should. Been riding dirt more often than not past year and the poor bikes have been neglected

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I haven’t logged into here for years since I deployed in 2015 and it is amazingly quiet in here. After, digging around for a bit I just couldn’t believe I saw that Alex has passed away, which made me terribly sad. I’ve never met him in person, but I always hoped he would join in one of the rides I put on at ACH. I hope those who were close to him are doing well and have continued to ride. The forums I was a part of have continued to die slowly and I never figured socalsportbikes would’ve met the same fate.



Anyways, I’m finally in a good place in my life and I hope to make my way back to Los Angeles in the next year or so. I would like to put on rides again like before. Just wouldn’t know if I could’ve revive this place to do so. I hope everyone is doing good in these weird times.
Nice street triple by the way! I have a 12R and an 07 Daytona. Love that engine so much we got a SXS with a triple too

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That sounds fun actually, I've never ridden one of those before.
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Nice street triple by the way! I have a 12R and an 07 Daytona. Love that engine so much we got a SXS with a triple too

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Thanks man, I'm actually missing her atm. Been out here in Germany but soon will be bah in California to ride. STR is such a fun bike, I love it.
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Man. I had only test driven a rhino in Scottsdale and it was underwhelming. This thing is other level. Going 80 down a dirt road is like track crack. Plus the wife digs it way more than the bikes. She's only 5' so she's only ever been able to see cars flying by sideways lane splitting or my back. We moved up into the desert near willow springs and I don't even have to trailer it, just drive out the garage. Definitely recommend it

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Yeah, I've had an S1000RR, and an EBR 1190RS, they're insane, but the triumph is so other worldly with the rider connection, especially when valving work and springs have been done

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Actually gears are so much better than a CVT. Yamaha built these things fun

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Wtf that looks fun! lol
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Thing is a blast. In the tighter trails it's a blast. Right up there with lane splitting at speed

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Speaking of lane splitting, I lost my phone on the 210E at Rosemead. Came out of my ram mount splitting the carpool. Stopped and went back for it, but it was just getting obliterated by rush hour traffic

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