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Old 12-01-2003, 08:24 AM   #31
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Hey Thanks for sharing that treasure with us. Great photos, those boy's were real riders for sure.
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Old 12-01-2003, 08:59 AM   #32
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Great Post
How many of these guys are still alive?
Im planning a trip to Steamboat and would love to hear theyre stories. My grandad was an adv rider and long distance as well in the 30s 40s and 50s. The stories of riding from Shreveport to race Pikes Peak and then riding home are simply amazing. Trailer what trailer. Not to mention the only support you had were the buddies the rode out with you. Ah the day7s of iron men and wooden ships.

Heres to the Webers
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Old 12-01-2003, 09:46 AM   #33
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That is just a truly awesome collection of photos!!!!!!!! You should put those together in a book! Or maybe a calender. Just amazing. Thanks for posting em.
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Old 12-01-2003, 09:55 AM   #34
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I bet if those guys could jump on one of our modern bikes they would be doing amazing things on par with about anyone who rides with a lot of skill today, but I wonder if (m)any modern riders today could get on bikes like that and ride them the way they did back then? Anyone up for trying to take a 74ci dresser up on some single tracks, in winter?
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Old 12-01-2003, 10:01 AM   #35
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What a rare treat to see such a collection of outstanding photographs of such an outstanding buncha loons. Thanks so much for posting them, Wes!

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Old 12-01-2003, 10:07 AM   #36
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You, your brother and your trials bikes are invited to ride around my living room any time.
I'll even feed you after you trash our house!
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Old 12-01-2003, 10:09 AM   #37
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To equalize with these guys' efforts with today's advanced technology bikes and equipments we should all to go to Dakar rally or something like that.
$16K shiny bikes in the garages equipped w/gpses, heated handles, ABS, tubeless tires, road side assistances, cell phones, sat radios, electric heated suits up to teeth and looking these pictures....still we call ourself adventurers?
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Old 12-01-2003, 11:13 AM   #38
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Out-fucking-standing. inspirational. I hope you dont mind but I snagged a few to use on my desktop.
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Old 12-01-2003, 11:24 AM   #39
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Out-fucking-standing. inspirational. I hope you dont mind but I snagged a few to use on my desktop.
Ha ha ha! So did I. Only I stole 'em and didn't ask! HAAA!!
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Old 12-01-2003, 11:25 AM   #40
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My computers can't load all that,but what I've seen is amazing - makes us these days look like a bunch of wimps.

The British bikes are BSA B31s,or maybe B33s,but by the look of the barrel at least one is a B31,that's the 350,the B33 was a 500.The plunger frames date them to about say 1951.

We were taking our BSA singles off road in the 70s,we would go everywhere on them,I remember lifting them over barbed wire fences.I had heaps of them.When my plunger frame was run over I put the engine in a 54 Goldflash swing arm frame.
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Old 12-01-2003, 11:25 AM   #41
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i was born in the wrong era...

those are some of the best photos i've ever seen. absolutely unbelievable.
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Old 12-01-2003, 11:36 AM   #42
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I'll even feed you after you trash our house!
Now that's starting to sound like a pretty darn sweet deal!
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Old 12-01-2003, 11:42 AM   #43
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Two things that may have made the 1950 HD popular were OHVs, and the second year with the HydraGlide front fork, which replaced the old springer front end.
Yeah, my dad has some fairly harsh words for the old springer front end!
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Old 12-01-2003, 12:16 PM   #44
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Outstanding old photo's. Much better capturing the spirit of motorcycling, especially during that period than I have seen in many books. You should consider sending copies to Harley-Davidson for thier archives, or AMA.
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Old 12-01-2003, 12:56 PM   #45
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Amazing.

I do realy think there is a coffetable book waiting to be made there... I would buy it.
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