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Offline Mr BestRest

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Greetings from the Pacific NorthWet - USA
« on: December 21, 2006, 02:46:33 am »
My name is David Petersen, and I'm a motorcycle addict.  I live in from the Pacific NorthWet, near Seattle Washington USA.  

I've been off the bikes now for two days...  the last 48 hours haven't been easy - every waking moment I think about the sweet sights, flavors and aromas of motorcycles.  But somehow I've managed to keep off the bikes.  Several days of bad weather have helped me stay clean and sober.  

"One day at a time", I chant the mantra taught at the Motorcycle Anonymous (MA) meetings I attend every Wednesday night.  My sponsor says I'm doing good.... but it hasn't been easy.  I know that some day soon I'll probably surrender to those primal urges.  Even now I can hear the lovely siren songs coming the bikes parked in the garage.  If I surrender to their call the vicious cycle will start all over again and I'll be gone riding, riding, riding, trying to fill a hole in my heart that can never be truly satisfied.

I started riding when I was five, and over the past 45+ years I've ridden much of the western US, western Canada, and even a bit Downunder in  NSW.  But it's never been enough, I've never ridden enough miles, never spend enough hours in the saddle, never seen enough country, never explored enough roads and trails.

I fund my addiction with the proceeds from a commercial cabinet business in the Seattle area.  Clients include Microsoft, Boeing, and other big names (big deal).  If they only knew where their money was going, what black sins they were supporting they'd fire me in a minute.  

A few years ago I started another business that makes motorcycle products.  Named BestRest Products, we started out making back rests and luggage racks, mostly for BMW GS motorcycles.  Since then we've expanded to include 12 volt motorcycle tire inflators, gauges, and now we also sell IPF lighting systems.   You can check the site at this link:
http://www.bestrestproducts.com

I'm usually busy with the family, MA meetings, and other Stateside mailing lists, so I can't visit the Wild Dog site as much as I'd like, but when time permits I'll post occasional messages and keep you guys informed about my progress with motorcycling sobriety.  Don't expect much, I admit that I'm weak and I usually can't keep away from the bikes very long.   :lol:

PS.  One of my CyclePump customers told me about this site.  Blame Gunner.
avid Petersen
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Re: Greetings from the Pacific NorthWet - USA
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2006, 06:29:25 am »
Welcome dave, I think I have seen your name before, probably on ADV.

Anyway enjoy it here, slightly different to ADV.

Welsh  8)
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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2006, 07:40:01 am »
That cycle pump is amazing - I want, I want, I want
Who else is interested. I'm sure if we order a few, it'll work out cheaper !!!!!
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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2006, 07:47:35 am »
Welcome to the Wild Side


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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2006, 07:50:17 am »
Welcome dude!
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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2006, 08:05:19 am »
Welcome Sir, nice to have you onboard!  8)  8)  8)
 

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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2006, 08:27:28 am »
Welcome Dave..... Stuff it....just go and ride the damn thing.
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« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2006, 08:27:58 am »
Quote from: "Plothond"
That cycle pump is amazing - I want, I want, I want
Who else is interested. I'm sure if we order a few, it'll work out cheaper !!!!!


Count me in...I WANT!!!
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Greetings from the Pacific NorthWet - USA
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2006, 09:19:23 am »
Welcome and enjoy!
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« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2006, 09:26:30 am »
Welcome Dave.
 

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« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2006, 09:27:42 am »
Welcome and enjoy getting down and dirty in africa :twisted:  :D
 

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« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2006, 03:33:31 pm »
Welcome, great to have another 'Yank' on board.  There are a few of us.
 

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Greetings from the Pacific NorthWet - USA
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2006, 03:40:08 pm »
Quote from: "Plothond"
That cycle pump is amazing - I want, I want, I want
Who else is interested. I'm sure if we order a few, it'll work out cheaper !!!!!


I've been thinking about ways to make the costs of shipping to SA more reasonable.  Unfortunately it's expensive to ship a package to the other side of the world.

It costs about $50+/- to ship an Adventure Combo Package (which contains a CyclePump, EZAir tire gauge, and Stop&Go pocket plugger) via US Mail Global Express to SA, delivery in about 5 days.  

If we ship two of them together the cost of shipping drops to about $30+/-per Package.  The more units we ship in one package the cheaper it becomes (duh - rocket science accounting here).

If you guys want to combine orders and have one victim pay for everything, then redistribute to his mates, then that's fine with me.

I'm working up a special "introductory" price for the Wild Dog listers.  Stay tuned for an announcement in the next couple days.  

PS.  Thanks for the kind words of welcome on the Site.
avid Petersen
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« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2006, 10:55:16 pm »
I just posted a message over in the vendor section, check out the details of a limited offer Wild Dog Discount.

http://wilddogtours.co.za/forum/viewtopic.php?p=56774#56774

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« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2006, 05:22:40 pm »
Whoa, whoa, whoa, hold on there mate.  Pull in the claws and take a deep breath.   :roll:

Nobody's getting cheated.  Nobody's getting taken advantage of.  

I thought it would be a nice gesture to offer a discount to Wild Dog Listers, that's all.  I'm being a nice guy here.  Take the gesture for what it is on the surface, nothing more, no deeper meanings.  

The CyclePump is a proven product used around the world, with an excellent reputation.  We sell thousands of them every year in the States and around the globe, and I thought it would be appreciated if the SA riders had a chance to get one at a discounted price.  Or, if they don't want one that's great too.  

Just because you got screwed once by somebody doesn't mean that everybody's out to screw you (or others).  There are nice, decent, and honest people in the world, and I'm one of them.   :lol:

And since your signature line reads that you hail from the great state of Arizona, you should've already heard about the CyclePump and my company, BestRest Products.  We're an established business who treats our customers with the utmost in courtesy, respect, and integrity.  You get what you pay for.  And then some.
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« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2006, 10:21:01 pm »
Since I introduced Mr BestRest to the forum, and being a member in good standing  :wink: I would say that the comments are somewhat uncalled for. At my prompting I suggested that he join the forum after I had ordered some kit from him.

I have searched high and low for a good pump locally and eventually resorted to the net - this one meets my approval. The service and support I have received to date from Dave is outstanding - far better than I have experienced from any other vendor local or international.

You don't like the pump - don't buy it.
You don't like the price - don't buy it.
I've ordered mine.

I have found the forum to be objective, technically astute and pretty well mannered even for a bunch of Wild Dogs. They can pretty much make up their own minds.

Whethefakawe - Wind your neck in boet.

Welcome Mr BestRest - I am sure that in general you will find the forum a well mannered and good natured bunch of people.

Enjoy the ride - because that is what it is all about.
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« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2006, 11:34:43 pm »
Quote from: "Whethefakawe"
This may seem cynical, which it is - "a sucker is born every day" don't fall for it chinas. For what it's worth, I'll research and tell it the way it is - I got cheated once, that's all it took.
How much recourse do you think you have with some internet "special offer" from amerikkka? How much are you willing to bet?
Been there done that, got the T-shirt. :evil:
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« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2007, 10:39:09 am »
Sjoe. Some harsh words. To say all Americans are cheats is the same to say all Afrikaners are racists.  :shock:

No, calm down and give each his chance. Mr BestRest will on this forum also have one chance, and I recon Gunner will inform us if something goes wrong.

But until then, do not do this. Most South Africans do see beyond the US propaganda, but why use their technology (internet, Windows, Computers, etc.) to knock them? If you do not like them, don?t use their stuff.

Remember, a one way ticket back to SA will solve the problem. But, the grass is greener on any other side because there is so much manure on the other lawn.

Mr BestRest, I am also interested in the equipment.

Isch Whethefakawe, stop this Hi-jack.  :cry:

O yes, welcome Mr BestRest.   :)
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« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2007, 11:46:48 am »
All I can say is if you market it right the BMW clan will buy anything.
No matther what the price.

I think its fair that MrBR is here , he seems to have his own passion in bikes and thats what we are all about.
If he has something to sell, mention it but dont spam us. This was low key enough and the guy offered a small discount so in the reasonable mind we dont mind.
 

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« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2007, 11:59:53 am »
Based on the positive report already received, and the PM's I've received, the order I will be placing next week already stands at 5 units.
This type of marketing of bike related stuff is MOST welcome IMO.
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