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Old 02-13-2013, 06:36 AM   #10816
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From our place in WP, you drive in one direction to get to Beaver Village, go the other way, Kum&Go.

Life's all about choices...

A lot more Kum & Gos in the state these days... tells ya something.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:48 AM   #10817
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Ditto - my Dad taught me to ride @ 11 on a 1966 CB160.
First clutch release I smacked into the wood shed and thought "well that's the end of that"
My Dad picked up the bike and said "get back on and try it again".

First time I ever remember my Dad being cool
Thats funny Edward. I started when I was 10. But I had throttle issues. I turned the throttle the wrong war and went into a deep ditch doing about 30 mph. Got up, my dad helped me pull the gt80 out of the ditch and started riding with a bit more understanding of the throttle function.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:33 AM   #10818
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I started at 12.... in 1968 just after my folks got divorced and we'd moved from Monterey to Chico.
A neighbor kid had a step-thru Honda 55 that I was always helping get running, push starting, etc. Took my first ride on that bike, and when he decided to sell it and get a bigger bike (S90), I wanted to buy it with my paper route money.

My dad figured he could kill two birds with one stone. Make his son the happiest kid on the planet and piss off the ex by buying me a motorbike without asking her permission

Instead of buying a POS beater Honda, he took me down to White Front (K-Mart of the day) and bought me a new mini-bike. I had that for a few months and found a C110 Honda 50 that I picked up for $50 of paper route mulah. Mo' bettah, real motorcycle

Here at work the other week I overheard some engineers talking about a project in Chico.... flood control study on Lindo Channel - which got my attention.
That was two blocks from the house and where I'd take the mini-bike and the Honda 50 after that, to learn how to ride, crash, get up, and go again.
My first big off happened there....My Kawasaki C2 T120 Roadrunner came down after catching big air (a foot or two ) and one of the rear shocks broke - pitching me over the bars. I was trying to keep up with a hotshot on a Harley Baja 100 (Aermacchi smoker).
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:59 AM   #10819
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I had that for a few months and found a C110 Honda 50 that I picked up for $50 of paper route mulah. Mo' bettah, real motorcycle Then in the next year I bought and traded 5 more motorcycles, and at age 14 I had a small dealership out of my Dad's garage.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:01 AM   #10820
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Holy crap!!!

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Old 02-13-2013, 10:44 AM   #10821
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For the 12 year old in each of us:

Vaguely Rude Place Names Of The World

http://maps.geotastic.org/rude/

Colorado has "Climax" and "Dick" listed
Growing up my dad knew a man named Harry Ahul.

He was from Athol, SD! For real, it even has a zip code.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:51 PM   #10822
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Bighole Butte, CO

When the USGS store was clearing out old topos for cheap, I got several of the ones for Bighole Butte, CO to use as wrapping paper for gifts to aging friends.

http://www.topoquest.com/map-detail....s_cell_id=3903

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Old 02-13-2013, 01:47 PM   #10823
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I didn't really get started on the short-term, lotsa-miles ownership thing until the early 90's.
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:32 PM   #10824
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Think I just found the replacement for the 990...



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Old 02-13-2013, 04:39 PM   #10825
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You can't touch the ground on those either




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Old 02-13-2013, 06:11 PM   #10826
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You can't touch the ground on those either




Yeah, but the unicycle is WAY easier to pick up
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:12 PM   #10827
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that's a cool video, thanks!
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:52 PM   #10828
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wb I70 is closed at wolcott due to accident. I've gone 9.1 miles in 2 hours. Makes me think about how vulnerable we are without our main highways working.

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Old 02-13-2013, 06:57 PM   #10829
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Read "One second after".....
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:56 PM   #10830
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I have it on audiobook - I'm on chapter 5.
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