The Witch is finally grounded.....

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Maz
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The Witch is finally grounded.....

Post by Maz » Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:05 pm

Hi everyone. After a year (or two) of fighting a serious illness I have begun to lose my mobility and am facing the prospect of not being able to ride 2 wheels anymore. At the same time, my landlord has sold my workshop and only given me very short notice so I have not been able to relocate and have been forced to close the workshop. Given the combination of these two things, I have taken the hint and decided to retire. I am going to take a year out to see if I can stabilise my health problems before deciding what to do...... hopefully I will be able to go back to "shed building" even if I can no longer run a pro shop...... So I may be gone for a while, but better behave boys, cos the Witch will be back someday...... :naughty:

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Re: The Witch is finally grounded.....

Post by budoka » Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:30 am

Sorry to hear about the horrible hand life has been dealing you recently, Maz. You're absolutely right to take time off to deal with your health stuff, though. i hope you'll be able to get back on 2 wheels much sooner than you think right now (mostly because that'll mean you're in better health).

After all you went through to get your shop up and running well in the first place, it breaks my heart to hear you have to close it down. you're too skilled of a fabricator not to keep building once you get your health straightened out (and you WILL get your health straightened out - that's not a request!).

in the meantime, please keep hanging around here so we can all benefit from your knowledge. this place just wouldn't be the same without our resident Witch.

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-dan
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Re: The Witch is finally grounded.....

Post by gearhead1951 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:37 am

I do hope manage to " get back on yer broom " I wish you the best ! Please don't stop posting !

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Re: The Witch is finally grounded.....

Post by Dusty-Dave » Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:37 pm

How bout a three wheeled broom? A few years ago at the Red River bike meet it saw a Sporty with a car wheel mounted on each side like training wheels. Then a little later a woman with braces on both legs and using a pair of forearm crutches made her way to it obviously paying a painful price for every step. She started grinning once she was on it and riding off. Don't give up we need our resident Witch.
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Re: The Witch is finally grounded.....

Post by Maz » Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:01 pm

Thanks fellas, I am facing the prospect of long term disability which is messing with my head right now.... :hand: However I do have a couple of years worth of pics that haven't been posted on here plus you know how much I love motorcycle engineering so will drop in and post stuff when I feel up to it... :think:

I'm already thinking I might have to go the trike route, not something I wanted to do, especially as I had almost finished two bike builds for myself just before the shop closed.... an Old Skool GS750 hardtail chop and my long term FZ750 Chop Fighter project..... don't know what to do with them now :doh:

I'm due in hospital soon so will see what happens after that..... :pray:

Cheers for now :obscene-drinkingcheers:

Maz x
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Re: The Witch is finally grounded.....

Post by curt » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:31 pm

not for a minute do I believe life can kick your ass and put you down for that long
ever notice when you hit somethin or someone with a hammer you feel instantly better

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Re: The Witch is finally grounded.....

Post by gearhead1951 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:41 am

Well... You could add a hack to your existing bike ( powered hack wheel , hack wheel or entire hack tilt with the bike ect...) Or build a new bike with those improvements !

Use a fwd car trans behind a big jap engine (automatic would be best choice ) !

:auto-dirtbike: :popcorn:

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Re: The Witch is finally grounded.....

Post by Russ » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:14 am

Real sorry to hear about your illness.
Stay strong. Thinking of you.

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Location: South West Coast of England
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Re: The Witch is finally grounded.....

Post by Maz » Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:05 pm

I've posted some "teaser" pics of a few of my recent projects in the relevant folder, happy to post more detailed pics of each build if folks are interested..... :think:

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Location: Yamanashi Shi, Japan
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Re: The Witch is finally grounded.....

Post by budoka » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:54 am

what, us? interested in cool chopper builds and stuff? surely you jest!

(ok, i suck at sarcasm. we'd love to see those builds. pretty please?)

-dan
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http://knuckleheadsummer.blogspot.com/

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Maz
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SELF INTRODUCTION: The Biker Mistress, Blonde, blue eyes, English Lady bike builder and previously a member of the CBH. I run my own custom bike and chop shop (MazChopz) on the south west coast of England. I have been building custom bikes for over 35 years and have built some 130 bikes so far. I am happy to share my knowledge and "expertise" and also hope to learn from the other forum members. I look forward to meeting up with many of my friends from the CBH and especially to seeing how Dan got on with his Knuck.
Location: South West Coast of England
Contact:

Re: The Witch is finally grounded.....

Post by Maz » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:54 pm

budoka wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:54 am
what, us? interested in cool chopper builds and stuff? surely you jest!

(ok, i suck at sarcasm. we'd love to see those builds. pretty please?)

-dan
Oh OK then...... just for you :dance:

Maz
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