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Nov 5, 2008 10:46 pm
In the interest of complete escapism, I present the following....New Bond movie coming out in a week or so.  I think Daniel Craig is giving Connery a strong run for his money as the Best Bond.  Best Bond Girl - the original Ursala Andress, followed by Halle Berry.  Best gadget, not really a gadget, the Walther PPK.  Although .380 is a little small, it's just a perfect package.  And you say...?
Nov 6, 2008 3:34 pm

2wheeled- do you ride a beemer bike?

Nov 6, 2008 4:19 pm

Oddjob's Hat is the best gadget.  Best chase scenes are the intro/construction scene in "Casino Royale" and the boat chase in "Live and Let Die" 

Nov 6, 2008 7:36 pm

My favorite is Goldfinger.

 
Goldfinger trivia question: Odd Job takes Mr. Solo to his pressing engagement. Where did this take place?
 
And a real trick question: Mr. Solo was in the back seat of a Lincoln when it was put into the crusher. What year and model was the cubed Lincoln?
 
You might be able to google it
 
By the way; the boat chase in Live and Let Die was the best.
Nov 6, 2008 8:26 pm

Favorite movie: From Russia with Love (no out of this world villain or Star Wars technology here)
Bond: Sean Connery
Bond Girl: Pussy Galore
Bond Gadget: Lotus Esprit that turns into submarine

Nov 6, 2008 10:35 pm
BondGuy:

2wheeled- do you ride a beemer bike?

 
What?  How can you possibly know that?  I thought my cryptic choice of screen names was beyond discernment.  Oh, well, kudos to ya, BondGuy.  Do you enjoy dragging the occasional knee, as well?  'Tis fine to have 450 lbs. of Germanic aggression throbbing 'twixt me thighs, it is.
 
Ok, new addition to the Bond Bests.....Best Bond theme song...Every time I hear Chris Cornell's "You Know My Name" from the new Casino Royale, I'm arrested for speeding and end up calling my wife from a different time zone.  McCartney's "Live and Let Die" is a close second, with Duran Duran's "View To A Kill" up there, in a cheezy, got-lots-of-product-in-my-hair, 80's kind of way.
Nov 7, 2008 9:07 am
2wheeledbeemer:
BondGuy:

2wheeled- do you ride a beemer bike?

 
What?  How can you possibly know that?  I thought my cryptic choice of screen names was beyond discernment.  Oh, well, kudos to ya, BondGuy.  Do you enjoy dragging the occasional knee, as well?  'Tis fine to have 450 lbs. of Germanic aggression throbbing 'twixt me thighs, it is.
 
Ok, new addition to the Bond Bests.....Best Bond theme song...Every time I hear Chris Cornell's "You Know My Name" from the new Casino Royale, I'm arrested for speeding and end up calling my wife from a different time zone.  McCartney's "Live and Let Die" is a close second, with Duran Duran's "View To A Kill" up there, in a cheezy, got-lots-of-product-in-my-hair, 80's kind of way.
 
Unfortunately my knee dragging days are behind me and now i opt for cushy ride of the BMW touring machines. Of course while not in GIXER territory, these machines are not slouches on the twisties.  But there's trouble brewing in the land of the Blue and White propeller. BMW's dealer network is dwindling leaving few options for loyalist to the brand. I sold my K1200LTC and am now looking for a replacement. After 20 years of owning BMW bikes Honda's ST1300 or, now that the heat problem is fixed, Yami's FJR 1300 are top contenders for paddock space. Still, I love those K bikes.
 
Nov 7, 2008 10:12 am
BondGuy:
2wheeledbeemer:
BondGuy:

2wheeled- do you ride a beemer bike?

 
What?  How can you possibly know that?  I thought my cryptic choice of screen names was beyond discernment.  Oh, well, kudos to ya, BondGuy.  Do you enjoy dragging the occasional knee, as well?  'Tis fine to have 450 lbs. of Germanic aggression throbbing 'twixt me thighs, it is.
 
Ok, new addition to the Bond Bests.....Best Bond theme song...Every time I hear Chris Cornell's "You Know My Name" from the new Casino Royale, I'm arrested for speeding and end up calling my wife from a different time zone.  McCartney's "Live and Let Die" is a close second, with Duran Duran's "View To A Kill" up there, in a cheezy, got-lots-of-product-in-my-hair, 80's kind of way.
 
Unfortunately my knee dragging days are behind me and now i opt for cushy ride of the BMW touring machines. Of course while not in GIXER territory, these machines are not slouches on the twisties.  But there's trouble brewing in the land of the Blue and White propeller. BMW's dealer network is dwindling leaving few options for loyalist to the brand. I sold my K1200LTC and am now looking for a replacement. After 20 years of owning BMW bikes Honda's ST1300 or, now that the heat problem is fixed, Yami's FJR 1300 are top contenders for paddock space. Still, I love those K bikes.
 
 
True enough on the dealer network point.  My nearest dealer is almost 2 hours away, so not real convenient.  I've been an 'R' bike guy, currently lovin' my R1100S Boxer Cup.  Got the hard bags, so I'm set for longer runs when the opp presents itself, and it is the best sport/tour combo I've owned.  Never owned a K bike, but a couple of my buds do and they are intoxicatingly smooth and deceptively powerful.  I test rode a K1200RS once (not one of my buddies', but one for sale at the dealership) that had the white w/blue stripe and accent paint scheme.  Even without a headlight modulator, I had about 4 people just pull over as I came up behind them (not being a squid, just smoothly working through traffic), thinking I was on a cop bike.  Kind of cool, if you don't abuse it.
 
One of my other riding buddies had the FJR for a short while.  Had the Two Bros. pipes on it and, man, did that sound SWEET.  His wife hated it, however, and he sold it and made the move to the Gold Wing.  Of the FJ or ST, I think I'd be leaning toward the ST.  That V4 is, imho, the ultimate rice burnin' mill.  I came this close to buying a VFR800 a few months ago, hard bags, little bigger sport/tour windscreen, Scorpion pipes (never heard anything sound so much like a Ferrari that wasn't a Ferrari).  You just can't break a Honda, if you have any sense at all.
 
Have you ever been to Barber outside of Birmingham?
Nov 7, 2008 10:49 am

Favorite Bond(s): Connery and Craig


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Favorite movies: FRWL, Goldfinger, CR



Best gadget: Aston Martin DB5, DBS, and the cell phone used to control the BMW with Bronson.



All of the Bonds are great.  They each catered to their audience and to the times they were made.



A Roger Moore style Bond would be offensive in the Connery timeline and would be a flop in ours.



But to each their own.

Nov 7, 2008 11:50 am

What, no X-ray eye glasses get mentioned?  This is James Bond we're talking about, right? 

Nov 7, 2008 11:54 am

Not all the bond movies are great.  "The Living Daylights" is brutual.

Nov 7, 2008 12:23 pm

Ok, it's Friday, I've sold a metric ton of insured utility preferreds already today, so I'm completely without motivation, and thus doing this during market hours.

 
I think the BD-5 jet in "Octopussy" is one of the sweetest little flying units out there, up 'til the Honda Jet got introduced a couple years ago.  Any pilots out there on the world wide interweb have any stick time in the BD-5, or something like it?  We owned a Piper Tripacer as I was growing up and I got plenty of hours in that to create a lifelong desire for more lift vs. drag.  Very solid platform, but 115 kts. max cruise with the glide angle of a pizza oven wasn't really flashy.
Nov 7, 2008 1:54 pm

Never been to barber. Bob's BMW has a nice selection of Vintage BMWs. I like some of the old stuff but not totally into it. With the BMWs the only Airhead i'd consider would be GS or a PDGS. But even at 6'2" the stand over height is an issue, even at the lowest setting.

 
My riding these days is mostly Iron Butt stuff. Even if it's just a plan to get between Jersey and SW Florida many times I ride and my wife flys. Of course I have ot make it an IBA SS 1000 on each trip. And i've gotten it down to about 16 hours for the 1100 mile run. I also ride IBA type rallies, but haven't ridden in the Iron butt Rally. My personal best mileage is about 1600 miles in 24 hours. Doing that takes lots of planning as well as energy. I've even talked a few of buddies on their Harley's inot going for 500 mile ice cream cones. They always taste better than the ones down the street.
 
I spend some of my youth flying helicopters. Got a lot of time in Bell 206, 206L ,and 222. very little in fixed wing, but gotta say the Tri Pacer is a cool airplane. I got into hang gliding and did some aerotow but haven't flown anything for a couple of years.
 
Right now trying to get in shape to ride a bicycle from Jersey to Key West. That's about 1400 miles and i'm thinking i can do it in about three weeks. We'll see.
 
 
Nov 7, 2008 2:11 pm

No takers on my Bond questions?

 
Ok, the Lincoln that got  crushed was 63. It was also engineless. The producers looked to save some money at the last minute. Ford supplied all the cars for the movie and allowed the Lincoln crush scene in return for their then new Mustang get significant screen time. Which it did. Ford supplied the producers with a new 1964 Lincoln Continental. This is the car Odd Job drivesinto the scrap yard. The producers went out the day before and purchased a used 63 Continental from Miami-dade Lincoln Mercury. It is this car that get's crushed. The substitution is one of many continuity problems with the movie. They removed the engine not only to save money but also to reduce the car's weight. Still, the two ton car crushed the rear suspension of the Falcon ranchero when they dropped it in. They then had to buy another Ranchero and cut the cubed Lincoln in half to get under the ranchero's carrying capacity.
 
In the script all this takes place in Kentucky. However, the scenes are all filmed in Florida around and near Miami. A dead give away are the palm trees visable in the background as Felix Leiter tracks the Lincoln on its way to its crushing engagement at the scrape yard.
 
Useless but fun info on a great movie.
Nov 7, 2008 2:45 pm

Mighty impressive mileage that you're logging, BondGuy.  Never done anything close to an Iron Butt, as I tend to focus on the shorter twisties, which are hard to find in FL!  The run to Barber, about 400 miles for me, is the longest I've done straight through.  Our bunch goes to the AMA Honda race weekend each year, so that's my reference point on one day distance runs.  If you're a fan of the two wheeled fun machine, which you most certainly are, you owe it to yourself to check out the track and museum at Barber.  Amazing collection and a world class race setup.  I'm doing the Jamie James Yamaha track school this coming spring there, so I'll let you know how it looks up close and personal at a buck fifty!

 
One of my coworkers has a GS Adventure, and that thing is huge!  When he rides it to work the children coming in and out of the doc's office next door point and cry and run away in fear.  The thing looks like some sort of raptor, with that predatory beak.
 
Nice Bond trivia mastery.  I'll bet you're the anchorman on any Trivial Pursuit squad that you join!  My kids/spouse often describe me as The Storehouse of Useless Information.  It's good to be loved.
 
Good luck on the bicycle thing.  Trips like that astound me.
Nov 7, 2008 6:27 pm

Thanks 2.  My knowledge of Goldfinger revolves around it being my my favorite Bond movie. The lincoln stuff is because my father use to get a new Lincoln every year. He was in the Horse racing biz and traveled between FL, MD, NJ, and NY. A year-year and a half and about 75,000 miles or so for each car. I was about 12 when that movie came out. Wrecking cars in movies wasn't a common occurance in those days. And Lincoln was the top of line. At the time there was a lot of press about that car getting crushed in the movie. President johnson used that fact to try to get anew limo rather than JFK's X100 Limo back. Didn't work, he got kennedy's car. They rebuilt it after Dallas, and today it's in the Ford museum. As for us, we went to the movie in the same car, a 64 Lincoln. Kinda weird. So, that's why i know so much about it. Past that i'm pretty useless at trivial pursuit.

 
I'll put Barber on the list. Next season i'm gonna ride the Dragon and do the smokies, so maybe a side trip.
 
By the way- Live and Let Die- my second favorite Bond film.
Nov 7, 2008 6:33 pm

Oh, and 2, good luck at rider's school! Don't give the leathers a work out! But i gotta say SOUNDS LIKE TOO MUCH FUN!!!!!!!!!!

 
Good luck!
Nov 7, 2008 9:36 pm

Yeah, I hope to get my deposit back on the leathers.  Had a "cold tires on a cold road on a cold morning" get off from my SV650 several years ago, and I wouldn't like to rinse, lather and repeat that, even if it is in a controlled environment.  Looking forward to everybody going the same direction, with no threat of a cell phone yakkin' chick driving a Kia coming across the line at me from the opposite direction. 

Nov 12, 2008 11:53 am

Don't know about you guys, but I'm about ready to cash in my 401k/IRA and buy an Aston Martin myself.  I know we're talking about a depreciating asset here, but can't be much worse than just about everything else we own, and it comes with rich Corinthian leather.

Nov 12, 2008 11:55 am
2wheeledbeemer:

Don't know about you guys, but I'm about ready to cash in my 401k/IRA and buy an Aston Martin myself.  I know we're talking about a depreciating asset here, but can't be much worse than just about everything else we own, and it comes with rich Corinthian leather.


 
Do it.  Especially if you're not married.