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Old 03-02-2015, 11:58 AM   #1
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In a hundred years, my grand kids will not recall my bank balance, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove...

But they WILL remember I rode motorcycles.


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Old 03-02-2015, 12:05 PM   #2
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In a hundred years, my grand kids will not recall my bank balance, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove...

But they WILL remember I rode motorcycles.


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You could leave a worse legacy.

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Old 03-02-2015, 12:13 PM   #3
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Oddly enough its true, my grandad drove a jeep CJ2 he bought as a CKD after the war and rode a BSA Goldstar. Never ever remember him driving a car. Even at 55 I still remember the big gold star on the tank and that was 50 years ago. He was a wild man, would go into the jungle, trade with the indians, hunt ,fish. No one EVER told him what to do. Must of made an impression because I own a jeep, ride motorcycles to this day.
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Old 03-02-2015, 12:54 PM   #4
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Excellent question... my grandparents:


Me and my Dad:


Me:


Me and the grandkids:


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Old 03-02-2015, 01:27 PM   #5
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My Granddad traded a couple of mules for a 1928 Harley and the he and G'ma toured the country.

My parents both rode dirt bikes at their cabin up in Breckenridge.

I have ridden since about the age of 5 and for some reason have not gotten it out of my system yet.

I introduced both the niece and nephew to riding and they had their own bikes for a while. They went other directions but hopefully the seed is planted.

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Old 03-02-2015, 01:37 PM   #6
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^ Awesome pictures Merf...

My father had a small bike he bought as a kid. Then he had something later on some Suzuki (rode down to FL from MI to watch the space shuttle launch I was in for the ride inside mom). Then he really never rode, that motorcycle was in our garage in TX and I used to get on it and act like I was riding.

My father got me dirt bike magazines.

In 1984 I got my Honda CR60, before that I had a GoKart. My parents were interested in me racing but my father took a Job with the State Department and thus started my overseas upbringing. Rode some 1974 Suxuki bikes in GA at my Grandparents Home they built and retired too, rode my Honda in Pakistan and in Mexico.

But it was not till 1999 I bought a 1999 Kawasaki EX250. It was not till 2009 I got a dirt Bike / Dual Sport (the Honda XR650R).

My parents were okay with me riding. Heck my Grandparents in GA were okay with it in 3rd grade I lived with them for a school year and I would ride one of those yellow Suzuki's everywhere...hell the Sheriff owned land down the road from my Grandparents they didn't care in Mineral Bluff, GA. I would ride to NC, I would ride down the Highway..no one gave a damn back then...plus back then I would not see anyone in those parts on the Highway that was considered the back hills, hillbillies lived in those mountains. Good times...
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Old 03-02-2015, 01:51 PM   #7
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My son is almost six years old. We've done CO - TN on the TAT in the Jeep as well as the COBDR. Between my wife and I we have six bikes and the little guy wants to ride every one, for different reasons - he gets it! Start them young and they won't forget.

My father and grandfather were old school gear heads in southern FL. Rod after rod after rod… Later it was Jeeps and dune buggies then finally my father showed up with a little Kawasaki 100, and I went everywhere with him on the back of that thing.

I had about a 25 year hiatus until I got back into bikes, particularly the off road flavor. Now it's back to an all consuming passion…

Nice pictures and a great thread!
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Old 03-02-2015, 02:38 PM   #8
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My Grandsons have ridden with me since they were little They are in their twenties now and still ride . Hope they remember the good times we had on Bikes .
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Old 03-02-2015, 03:09 PM   #9
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Old 03-02-2015, 03:20 PM   #10
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Don't have the time right now....

...... but I've got plenty of stories. Stay tuned.
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Old 03-02-2015, 03:53 PM   #11
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I need to track down some of my dads old photos from back in his heyday of dirt biking.. He's got some amazing ones of him and his crew in the middle of this huge snowfield on the side of some huge mountain. They look like they were dropped there from a helicopter.. Yep, need to find those classics.
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Old 03-02-2015, 04:04 PM   #12
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At three, I'd sit on my Dad's street bike and make vroom vroom sound effects - no idea what kind of bike it was - at four my parents divorced. My step dad, who became my adopted dad (long story) was anti-motorcycle. But as a freshman in high school, I managed to pester my parents enough to let me get a four year old RM125. I sold it to go to college, but the motorcycle bug reared it's head when I got into my 40's and I'm riding once again.

I wear many hats, but my kids will definitely remember motorcycles as part of our lives.
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Old 03-02-2015, 04:05 PM   #13
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Old 03-02-2015, 08:55 PM   #14
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Thats a great pic.
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Old 03-03-2015, 12:42 AM   #15
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The man who made me who I am wheels-wise, my step-father.

1947, Ariel 500



Before that with his dad, heading out to the Laconia, NH National 100 mile road race Championship!



San Isidro, New Mexico Trials Area trials, TLR250



And him today, in his 80's, plays tennis 3 days a week, plays in a Jazz group most nights. I will never be as cool, but I can try.

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