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    Handlebar computer geeks, watch this and weep

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    Keep reminding yourself this was taped in 1989, and his journey began in 1983. Part 2 is the "new" bike.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDaz8...eature=related

    Here I thought the guy was cool who did the Iron Butt Rally in 1995 with a tower computer (and 6-CD changer!) in a saddlebag, a laptop display on his handlebars and a keyboard on his tank, running GPS software he wrote himself. Roberts has 12 years and absence of a motor on Martin Hildebrandt.
    Speed comes from what you put behind you. - Judi Ketteler

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    Quote Originally Posted by OakLeaf View Post
    Roberts has 12 years and absence of a motor on Martin Hildebrandt.
    Hey wow! I met the guy and saw his bike years ago.

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    That was really cool!! Thanks for posting it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laura* View Post
    Hey wow! I met the guy and saw his bike years ago.
    Roberts, or Hildebrandt?

    I met Martin. We rode up to Chicago send him off before the '95 rally started. I will never forget the four of us riding Lakeshore Drive, with the Beatles (and other American oldies) blasting from his speakers, dancing on the footpegs of my Sportster.
    Speed comes from what you put behind you. - Judi Ketteler

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    Quote Originally Posted by OakLeaf View Post
    Roberts, or Hildebrandt?
    Roberts

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    "...nomadic freelance writer..." - I like that.
    Getting in touch with my inner try-athlete.

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    A 275 pound bicycle?
    With the modern micro-technology, I wonder if his bike could loose some weight?
    Beth

 

 

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