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Griskins here.

Discussion in 'New Users' started by Griskins, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. Newbie member Griskins here. (Maternal grandfather from Belfast gave me the nickname. Don't know why.
    Considered by some dictionaries to derive from grice +‎ -kin. Compare Irish gríscín.

    griskin (plural griskins)

    1. A lean cut of meat from the loin of a pig.
    2. (rare) The bones, particularly the spine, of a pig.)
    Riding since 1970. Owned bikes since 75 including 71 Triumph Tiger, 2000 Triumph Sprint, Wee-Strom. Currently on a tour equipped FJ 09, riding exclusively one-up- wife's a fraidy cat. Co-own Snoqualmie Falls Brewery and live in that town. Need winter to end. Am a word Nazi. Cook and garden. Communicate exclusively in sentence fragments.
  2. 1970s bikes were pretty cool.

    Vibration as bad as they say? I came really close to buying one about ten years ago.

  3. Yup! Routine tightening of stuff was the lifestyle. Once my headlight fell off at night on the freeway. I luckily found all the parts and was able to reassemble. We were tougher then: No helmet or protective gear, no turn signals, one mirror about 3 inches in diameter that vibrated so much you could only tell there was a car back there someplace, but not much else.
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