The OLDEST photos of you on a motorcycle

Discussion in 'Photos' started by Flydream, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. Flydream

    Flydream King of the Atlantic

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    I saw this thread on another forum. Nostalgic and funny, don't you think?
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    That's me as a pillion and my cousin, long time ago... 1966. Look how happy I was:D
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  2. Paul Mihalka

    Paul Mihalka Old Fart

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    1952 - AJS 350cc - At the start of my racing in Venezuela:

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  3. California

    California Motorcyclist

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    Me, in 1966, on my Bonnie! I loved that bike! Except for the awful metallic yellow gold paint.

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  4. conchscooter

    conchscooter Long timer

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    Starting out, around 1959. [​IMG]


    I got a Vespa 50 from my mother when I was 12 in 1970. In Italy 14 was the official age to ride a license-plate-free moped. It was total freedom for me.

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    At age 19 I got a barnstormer of a Benelli 650 Tornado, Italy's answer to the Bonneville. It didn't leak oil but the electrics were awful and it vibrated my glasses off my helmet-free nose. But it also wrenched my arms from my shoulder sockets when I opened it up.

    Motorcycles today are so much better. Even so I have nostalgia for the simplicity of the era. I knew it was good at the time.
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  5. Ballics

    Ballics Dirty Adventurer

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    1972 ,Me on my big brothers 64 HD
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  6. houndawgg

    houndawgg Been here awhile

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    My 1964 Yamaha 80
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  7. CROM

    CROM Canuck del sur

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    1975 with my old mans Honda
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  8. Flydream

    Flydream King of the Atlantic

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    Great pic:clap. Are you still riding?
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  9. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer

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    1970 and just back from Vietnam:
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    Mike
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  10. OnOff

    OnOff Long timer

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    Next to Dad's Triumph Tiger 650. 2 of his Triumphs caught on fire on that patio no thanks to Lucas Electronics :lol3
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    NOTGATT

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  11. JMead11

    JMead11 Crazy Bastard

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  12. JMead11

    JMead11 Crazy Bastard

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    My Dad, about 1971.....


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  13. mark1305

    mark1305 Old Enough To Know Better

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    I'll play....

    Me around March, 1968 on my first bike. A CB 160 I bought brand new in March of that year and was my only transport (to everywhere, onroad or offroad) for about a year. According to a note on the back of the pic my first lowside ever was accomplished in May that year on an off camber left hand curve at exactly 60 mph (my top safe speed for that curve up to that day when I was racing a rainstorm home and lost).

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  14. aftCG

    aftCG Been here awhile

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    I'm the little guy.
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  15. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer

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    That's a great shot!!!

    Mike
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  16. 1MUDDY1

    1MUDDY1 Got a Hose?

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    Man I just knew I was on state of the art equipment. 5.5" front fork travel and all!!
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  17. TheRoss

    TheRoss Been here awhile

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    Okay..... My OLDEST bike pic.......

    My FIRST bike....... January 1979........

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  18. Toyanvil

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  19. Mudclod

    Mudclod Mojo Moto

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  20. AustinJake

    AustinJake TE450-KLE-FXDWG

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    1974, MX race at a gravel quarry, TX Panhandle.

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