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Old 02-14-2010, 05:23 AM   #736
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Maybe back then, but they're metric now. I think the USA is the last holdout against the metric system.
Australia went metric in the early 1970s;I am of that narrow age range that learnt both systems in primary school. One of the consequences of the change is that Australians over about 40 generally know their weight in kg but their height in feet and inches. I can certainly never remember what 5'9" is in cm without calculating it.

USA is not the only holdout still using imperial. Apart from the Brits still using miles and MPH (but buying fuel by the litre), Liberia still uses imperial.

But then Liberia doesn't build Mars landers and stuff up the units and ram Mars.

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Old 02-14-2010, 06:27 AM   #737
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is this the chick from the 70's show
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Old 02-14-2010, 09:59 AM   #738
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is this the chick from the 70's show

Bewbies are too small.
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Old 02-14-2010, 10:14 AM   #739
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Without telling tales out of school, they were perfect.
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Old 02-14-2010, 12:40 PM   #740
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Without telling tales out of school, they were perfect.
I must have gone to the bathroom when the X-Ray glasses were passed out.
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Old 02-14-2010, 03:03 PM   #741
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I must have gone to the bathroom when the X-Ray glasses were passed out.
Here is what you are missing. BTW, she is looking at an old motorcycle (AJS, I believe) hence allowing me to post this pic here.

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Old 02-14-2010, 04:49 PM   #742
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Always later than you think......

Mom's (@ 86 years) health was starting to slip a couple of years ago.... As I was preparing to leave Arizona I knew that if I didn't do this deed it would never happen.....Dad (94) helped me load her in the rig and we took a 30 minute ride....she waved to everyone one she saw as we tooled around the neighborhoods......she had a twinkle in her eye as a twenty year old would.....She rode in her twin brothers sidecar in the 40's...he passed away (on their birthday) at 29 years old....Mom passed away in our home a couple of weeks ago and I thank God that I took the time to share that ride with her....I will never forget it...................

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Old 02-14-2010, 05:23 PM   #743
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Mom's (@ 86 years) health was starting to slip a couple of years ago.... As I was preparing to leave Arizona I knew that if I didn't do this deed it would never happen.....Dad (94) helped me load her in the rig and we took a 30 minute ride....she waved to everyone one she saw as we tooled around the neighborhoods......she had a twinkle in her eye as a twenty year old would.....She rode in her twin brothers sidecar in the 40's...he passed away (on their birthday) at 29 years old....Mom passed away in our home a couple of weeks ago and I thank God that I took the time to share that ride with her....I will never forget it...................

That is just a great post - so glad you got to have that time with your Mom!
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Old 02-15-2010, 12:46 AM   #744
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To tackle the desert itself would daunt many a husky male rider. Only those who have had first-hand experience can truly appreciate the courage and determination of this slim slip of a girl in crossing the desert twice within three weeks.
Listening to a couple of mates talking about crossing the Nullabor on a couple of big Jap tourers recently is impressive enough, but tales like this really puts adventure riding into perspective.

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Old 02-15-2010, 04:42 PM   #745
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Mom's (@ 86 years) health was starting to slip a couple of years ago.... As I was preparing to leave Arizona I knew that if I didn't do this deed it would never happen.....Dad (94) helped me load her in the rig and we took a 30 minute ride....she waved to everyone one she saw as we tooled around the neighborhoods......she had a twinkle in her eye as a twenty year old would.....She rode in her twin brothers sidecar in the 40's...he passed away (on their birthday) at 29 years old....Mom passed away in our home a couple of weeks ago and I thank God that I took the time to share that ride with her....I will never forget it...................

Best pic w/story in this thread... period.
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Old 02-15-2010, 06:20 PM   #746
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Best pic w/story in this thread... period.
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:14 AM   #747
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Lifted this pic from the cafe-racer thread. A nice looking girl with a nice smile on a nice bike, so me thinks the pic does qualify for this thread as well


MOD: If this pic is not OK because of nudity rules, please do delete, but please leave us the link.
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_7gYNb3GSh4...w/89FnCgad0Uw/
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:19 AM   #748
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What, you think we need fairings on bikes AND riders....??? We like 'em nekkid...
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:29 AM   #749
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The bike looks like it missing the bulb in the head light, the bulbs in the girls head lights seem to be fine.
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:45 AM   #750
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...please 'scuse if I posted this in this thread already?

Below are a coupla pics of my own Ma, taken on Mother's Day a couple of years ago. My Mom was the daughter of a dentist, who often worked in the hospital and saw many broken bodies from bikes of all kinds... Mom was never allowed to learn to ride a bicycle....!! She was over on Mother's Day a couple of years ago, I asked if she would like a spin around the block, she said she would be glad to just hike up her skirt, and give it a whirl!






Seeing his child-bride of 82 going by, my 88 year old Dad commented that he wasn't sure if that was a look of pure joy, or sheer terror....


They were both awfully good sports... it was a memorable day!
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