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Old 01-08-21, 12:40 PM
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I worked his security detail and Im on the far right.

But when he said "get to the chopper", did you beat him?
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Old 01-08-21, 01:01 PM
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that looks like neil peart.
Neil wouldn't use stem shifters and turkey levers.
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Old 01-08-21, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
Neil wouldn't use stem shifters and turkey levers.
i just found that same photo on a rush/fan forum. i think he would....
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i just found that same photo on a rush/fan forum. i think he would.
Guess it was a rental.

"Riding The Golden Lion" by Neil Peart
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
i can't connect to the site right now, but a rental makes sense. impromptu ride? limits on what's allowed to bring into china?
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Old 01-08-21, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by thook View Post
i can't connect to the site right now, but a rental makes sense...
Excerpt:

"TO THE STREETS OF SHANGHAI" September 21

... We were taken downtown to the Sports Federation building to pick up our rental bikes, and those with their own had them ready to ride. The Sports Federation is sort of like the government's Ministry of Sports, and it was they who organized our tour, our interpreters and guides, our logistics, and our rental bikes. It was typically bureaucratic as every city and province was under the control of its own local Sports Federation, thus every time we changed locale, we changed interpreters, transportation, and bicycles. Thus I ended up using about five different bikes during the course of the tour...
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Old 01-08-21, 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
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"TO THE STREETS OF SHANGHAI" September 21

... We were taken downtown to the Sports Federation building to pick up our rental bikes, and those with their own had them ready to ride. The Sports Federation is sort of like the government's Ministry of Sports, and it was they who organized our tour, our interpreters and guides, our logistics, and our rental bikes. It was typically bureaucratic as every city and province was under the control of its own local Sports Federation, thus every time we changed locale, we changed interpreters, transportation, and bicycles. Thus I ended up using about five different bikes during the course of the tour...
bah....gov't

thanks for sharing
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Old 01-08-21, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
Yeah, definitely a rental. He did bring his own saddle!

I guess the bike was made in China.
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Old 01-08-21, 04:20 PM
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The Governator. I worked his security detail and Im on the far right.
Was this in Sacramento?
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Old 01-08-21, 04:23 PM
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Was this in Sacramento?
We were in Santa Monica that day. We would frequently ride from Santa Monica down to Venice area and back.
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Old 01-08-21, 04:47 PM
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The Governator. I worked his security detail and Im on the far right.
That's really cool, as a big Arnie fan in the 80's would love to hear your stories over a few beers.
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Old 01-08-21, 04:51 PM
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Here you go, a whole bunch of celebrities on bikes all in the same film. This movie has me peeing my pants every time I watch it and kudos to LA for seeing the humour in himself.

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That's really cool, as a big Arnie fan in the 80's would love to hear your stories over a few beers.
I have some stories. I worked his detail for 7 years. It was a good gig. I went all over the US, The White House, US Capitol, Japan, UK, Mexico, Canada, Germany to name a few. Always something going whether it was official business or private time. It was a 24/7.
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Old 01-08-21, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by gthomson View Post
Here you go, a whole bunch of celebrities on bikes all in the same film. This movie has me peeing my pants every time I watch it and kudos to LA for seeing the humour in himself.

https://youtu.be/jd77fHyD-BM
perfect! i've enjoyed many mocumentaries. spinal tap, what we do in the shadows, mascot, the grand, documentary now!, etc, etc. thanks for the post
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I have some stories. I worked his detail for 7 years. It was a good gig. I went all over the US, The White House, US Capitol, Japan, UK, Mexico, Canada, Germany to name a few. Always something going whether it was official business or private time. It was a 24/7.
Ah man, look me up if you're ever in Toronto and I'll buy you a few beers! Post COVID 19
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It's funny where a random comment, photo or web link seen on the internet will end up leading me. The Neil Peart photo above led me to reading online the first three chapters of his first travel memoir, here:

The Masked Rider: Cycling in West Africa

Here he is in Cameroon in 1988.



This is almost wholly a portrait of the people and places of West Africa. There's very little talk of music or cycling. But, when he does speak of these two things, it's sorta funny how differently he treats them in these chapters. He's very careful about his words when discussing the riding, often using quotes around terminology. But he does the opposite in regard to music, not at all worried his reader knows what he's talking about when using musical jargon.

He is fascinating.
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i think so, too. he had such a grasp on his imagination and ...uh...freewill
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I would encourage anyone that is a fan of Neil to read his book Ghost Rider, especially if motorcycles are also in your wheelhouse.
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Fork looks bent.
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Celebs crew a triplet

Palm Springs, California 1941

Captain: Jinx Falkenburg

First stoker: Jack Benny

Second stoker: Debbie Diggs

Coach: Charles Farrell

note that they look to have ridden to the shoot on their trikes

bonus points for readers who can make out the messages on Mr. Benny's lapels...



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Peggy Diggins.
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Second stoker: Debbie Diggs


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Peggy Diggins.
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Thank you!

There goes me "memory" biting me in the hind quarters yet again!

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