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Old 02-14-2015, 06:35 AM   #1
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My winter project.

Although we do have the weather to ride year round here in Alabama, the cold does put a damper on things. So I decided to start a project that I have been thinking about for some time now. That project is to dig out all my old photos, scan and organize them and put together a ride report starting back in the late 60s when I first became interested in motorcycles. This is going to take much longer than I first thought as I keep finding more pics. Digging out those old pics is really taking me on a trip down memory lane.

The content is mostly motorcycle but there is some scooter content. The link to my report which I titled "You Only Live Twice."

I got the title from one of my favorite old songs:

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Old 02-14-2015, 06:45 AM   #2
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I almost forgot, here's a link: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1042598
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Old 02-14-2015, 07:13 AM   #3
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Although we do have the weather to ride year round here in Alabama, the cold does put a damper on things. So I decided to start a project that I have been thinking about for some time now. That project is to dig out all my old photos, scan and organize them and put together a ride report starting back in the late 60s when I first became interested in motorcycles. This is going to take much longer than I first thought as I keep finding more pics. Digging out those old pics is really taking me on a trip down memory lane.

The content is mostly motorcycle but there is some scooter content. The link to my report which I titled "You Only Live Twice."

I got the title from one of my favorite old songs:

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And a pic as a teaser:

Oh my .......
You just brought me back to those carefree days of my youth. I was king of my hill with my Trail 70!

Love it !

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Old 02-14-2015, 07:30 AM   #4
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I love those days. We were not without our problems back then, Viet Nam, Equal Rights and the like, but I think the times were better then than they are now. I would like to be stuck back in a time bubble. I'm looking forward to seeing your winter project when it's complete. I hope you post it up in total here!
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Old 02-14-2015, 07:38 AM   #5
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I love those days. We were not without our problems back then, Viet Nam, Equal Rights and the like, but I think the times were better then than they are now. I would like to be stuck back in a time bubble. I'm looking forward to seeing your winter project when it's complete. I hope you post it up in total here!
My project is in the Day Trippin section. The link is here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1042598

The way things are going it may take a month or more to complete. I got up to the beginning of 1986 and then found some more old pics (before 1986) so I'm going back and adding them in.
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Old 02-14-2015, 03:32 PM   #6
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Old 02-17-2015, 02:00 AM   #7
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Very good.
Winter has it's uses.
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:23 AM   #8
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Very good.
Winter has it's uses.
I timed this project well. It's 20 degrees right now and the forecast for the next 10 days doesn't look good.

This ride report is going really well, better than any of my previous reports. I am getting a lot of positive feedback. A big thank you to all who have responded and contributed. I have also been able to re-connect with 2 people from my past. I'm hoping for more.

The best thing about this report for me however is that I am getting to relive some fantastic memories from my past. As I do this it makes me realize just how lucky I have been to have been able to live the life I led.

Well, back to work, I have another chapter of my life to relive and document.
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Old 02-17-2015, 12:43 PM   #9
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The ride report is great! The places in CA that you have gone I had not heard of before.
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Old 02-20-2015, 10:31 PM   #10
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Thank you Klavaitor. I am a little older than you but the bikes you are sharing with us in your "other thread" also bring back a lot of memories for me. I am thinking about doing something like this myself. My only problem is that almost all of my pictures were taken by a tornado some years ago. I will have to source pictures of all of my early motorcycles from the internet.

Oh, I am prior service too. Not Navy, but a Marine and I was enlisted too (I was a Staff Seargent when I got out after almost 9 years of active duty. But I did (and do) ride motorcycles. Motorcycles have been a part of my life since I was 11.

I am on post 90 in your other thread as I write this. You are a pretty good story teller. Mrs. K is a pretty woman btw. Married 30 years huh? I got you there. My wife and I will be married 35 years here in a month. Still going strong. I love her as much today as I did when I married her.

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Old 02-21-2015, 05:46 AM   #11
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Thank you Klavaitor. I am a little older than you but the bikes you are sharing with us in your "other thread" also bring back a lot of memories for me. I am thinking about doing something like this myself. My only problem is that almost all of my pictures were taken by a tornado some years ago. I will have to source pictures of all of my early motorcycles from the internet.

Oh, I am prior service too. Not Navy, but a Marine and I was enlisted too (I was a Staff Seargent when I got out after almost 9 years of active duty. But I did (and do) ride motorcycles. Motorcycles have been a part of my life since I was 11.

I am on post 90 in your other thread as I write this. You are a pretty good story teller. Mrs. K is a pretty woman btw. Married 30 years huh? I got you there. My wife and I will be married 35 years here in a month. Still going strong. I love her as much today as I did when I married her.

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Thank you Doug for your service. I'm sorry to hear that you lost your old pics to a tornado. That is something that I have always feared; having all my pics destroyed by some disaster. One of the benefits of this project is that all the pics that I scan and download on to Photobucket will be protected from that. At least I hope they are. I guess that wherever photobucket stores these pics could be destroyed.

Congrats also on 35 yrs of marriage. I'm actually only at 28.5. It has however been over 30 years since we met.

This project will take much longer than I expected. I started the ride report nearly 2 weeks ago. I got my first bike in 1980 and so far have only made it to 1986. Oh Well, the weather sucks right now and this gives me something motorcycle related to work on. I haven't gone riding in over a week.

So far there has only been motorcycle content in my report but there will be some scooter content coming up before too long.

Here's a teaser:

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Old 03-17-2015, 03:10 PM   #12
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My winter project will soon turn into my spring project as it is taking much longer than I expected. After 5 weeks I'm only up to 1989. And now that spring has sprung I'll be out riding more and working this less. Thank you to those who have responded and contributed.

A pic taken in 1989 from my thread:



Although it is more work than I had planned it is fun reliving those old memories.
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