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Posted on 19.02.19
BEING BIKER IT IS
passion... freedom... style... community
unpretentious, just the desire to share and beautiful encounters
WHO AM I ?
hidden behind my visor
Gilles, dad of 5 beautiful girls ; Patouche1, Patouche2, Patouche3, Patouche4 and the youngest, whom we had so much trouble finding her an original name, Patouche5 !
I am also the proud grandfather of 3 grandsons (kids of Patouche2). We are a beautiful and big family filled with Love, as often as possible, because there are ups and downs, like everyone else. A world of Care Bears exists only in fairy tales! What makes the difference is the empathy and knowledge to forgive, the knowledge to love, the knowledge to give, without expecting it in return (it reminds me of a song, "our song" to my sweet and me, my darling , I love you).
I would be 57 years old on July 10 2019, a good and nice guy...or not, it is according to :-D...typical Cancer, but who knows how to do the same bullshit as the others. I always loved the bike, my first real bike ? the Suzuki 125 GT, LE 2-stroke twin cylinder, then in the mess ; Honda CBR 650 & 1000, Kawa ZX 9R Ninja, Yamaha Replica on a 600 Diversion base, Honda Transalp 600V, plus some motorcycles that I rode punctually like Honda Goldwin, Harley-Davidson 1450 ULTRA CLASSIC ELECTRA GLIDE 2002, Triumph 900 ADVENTURER 1996 before discovering for the birth of Patouche3 my first tandem paragliding flight.
Direct I loved it, the morning flight bi-place the afternoon beginning of my schooling ! license in March 1992, intensive practice, approx 200h per year, import and resale of paragliders and equipment, paragliding school, distance flights, local cantonal club (am on the committee and webmaster of the club's website) and in August 2017, Hyper Intracranial tension, which, to this day, in January 2019 (!) Is still in treatment and under all relative control..."And with this Sir, I provoke you an accident of the right knee ? I have an availability the February 18 2018" well twisted, some broken ligaments with a bonus fracture of the tibial plateau and other complications, still being rehabilitated.
Verdict : more paragliding for these 2 reasons, Hyper Intracranial tension and knee.
But I need a space of freedom, a way to free my mind, I want to feel the wind, the smells of the countryside and of mechanics, the sun,
I want control, adrenaline and driving...
I want...well, then !
A CUSTOM MOTORCYCLE !
Like the passion of paragliding I have a passion for motorcycles. I accidentally discover the Victory brand by trying an Indian Scout. Although the Polaris group made the wrong decision to stop producing Victory on January 9, 2017, I loved them right away. In addition, with a Victory Octane, I ride a little " Swiss " while having a motorcycle built in the US, because the engine was developed at SwissAuto Wenko AG ! I am the first mechanic of my motorcycle, I make sure it runs smoothly and has basic maintenance. The important services are made in concession at least as long as the guarantee is valid, until June 2021, Victory guaranteed its motorcycles 5 years parts and labor, without limit of mileage ! the Octane is young and already "collector", like all Victory, which makes it even more unique. I always ride well equipped, for my health, out of respect for my life, for my family and my friends.
Age makes you wise...though ! wisdom is acquired. My driving is far from the one I had in Kawa Ninja, that does not mean it was smart ! What is against it is to realize and understand that the road is not "only me". Assholes, there are as much on motorcycle as in car, well, it's often the same, the motorist "basic asshole" being unfortunately sometimes biker :-P. But I'm not a lesson giver and not wanting to perform the function of organ donor, do like me, "Safe Ride", observe and anticipate, the rules are there for all and that's fine. If you have to remember one, it is at least this rule that you must remember : the base is "widened your vision, with other drivers, look for us, strive to understand, anticipate and act before having to react and/or suffer !". Otherwise ride on circuit and enjoy !
I like people, without even knowing them, before approaching them, it's in my nature. I'm very intuitive, I work with feeling, I'm rarely wrong, but I'm not infallible, the disappointments are more cruel, it does not last I move on when it's not worth it, I do not Do not think you're resentful, but when you get stuck in the boots, the smell stays a long time ! I change my boots and the asshole will not have the opportunity to dirty them. I have friends, real friends and friends, those who are not in judgment, no deception, no cheats, always there and it's always reciprocal. I also have good friends and friends, with all of them, these are beautiful outings, evenings, laughs, cries, joys, pains and sharing that make of our lives and our friendships that neither the distances nor the frequencies of visits can not destroy these friendships.
I like to create, I'm not an artist, far from it, but I manage, especially on website, this site is an example, I show my knowledge in design, my writing skills while introducing myself, talking about my bike, my desires. I am also active in graphic design, sublimation printing, laser (Forever No-Cut), vinyl Flex and Floc, vinyl marking on vehicles, showcases, wall decorations. I know very well how to use a Trotec Speed laser engraver. Practically all this comes from my old activity when I had my paragliding school, for marking t-shirts, jackets, paragliders, school buses and cars etc. Until recently I was driver Carpostal, having been dismissed because of illness, I try to convert me if possible in the web design and marking textiles/objects that I already know well, freelancer or employee. The call is launched :-D
Posted on 19.02.19 / Last Updated 03.03.19
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