The original adventure riders (and bikes!)

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by Wes Weber, Nov 30, 2003.

  1. Bimble

    Bimble In giro in moto

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    Happy birthday bump!

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  2. Eurobiker

    Eurobiker Vintage Cat Herder

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    Happy 80th B-day to Mr. Warren Weber, the Original Adventure Rider. :thumb

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  3. ohioroadrat

    ohioroadrat It`s YOUR fault !

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    Been motorcycleing most of my 62 years and only looked up to one motorcyclest-Malcom Smith.....I can`t say that anymore,there are now 2 that I admire.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Warren Weber........you are what motorcycleing is all about!
  4. ywr969

    ywr969 Ye Wilde Ryder

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    more specifically, a Hodaka Super Rat.
    very, very loud motorcycle. i had one as a kid, & probably lost 50% of my hearing due to that bike. :D
  5. Chanderjeet

    Chanderjeet IndiYeah !! Super Moderator

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    Hats off


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  6. STinner

    STinner any direction will do

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    one thing for sure, if one of those ol' pans would break down, you could carry the tools in your back pocket to fix them. why are harleys basically the same all these years?, because if you RIDE them, they're damn pretty good motorcycles..................................:rofl :rofl
  7. Bill J. from Austin

    Bill J. from Austin Casual Hero and Raconteur

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    Every time I visit this thread there are even more cool photos to enjoy! Thanks, everyone, for keeping it going!
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  8. slide

    slide A nation in despair

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    Those old boys make us look like whining weasels. Good grief!!!
  9. CCCO

    CCCO Adventurer

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    Thank you sir. I had a great time at 2007 West Fest. What a great group of caring people. Warren
  10. Baldy

    Baldy Site Owner Administrator

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    The old warrior being prepped for battle by his wonderfully supportive wife at West Fest:

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  11. Wayne Weber

    Wayne Weber why are we stopping?

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    I had a great time following Dad up this road. I was struggling to ride and take pictures, usually the pace was a little quick for one handed riding!

    But I got a couple:

    Cruising up the gravel road,

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    on to some rocky terrain

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    and back to some easier stuff as the rain got close,

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    and of course, what's an adventure without a little "where the heck are we" time, figuring out where to go next?


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    Wes is quite the back seat driver!
  12. Road Rash

    Road Rash Infamous

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    Way cool :nod

    Thanks Wayne :thumb
  13. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    Pio-fuckin-neers! Just saw this thread and recognized a couple of the pix. Outstanding essay. Thank you so much for reminding us of the origins of our sport and your effort to bring these old pictures to life for us.
  14. VtBlackDog

    VtBlackDog Been here awhile

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    great pics!
    sure wish HD would make a "scrambler" version of the sportster....
  15. OffRoadCruiser

    OffRoadCruiser Been here awhile

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    :lol3

    As in the Canada geese flying south in the fall. There are 6 boys and 1 girl in my family, most of my brothers have owned and three of us still own motorcycles, my youngest brother has over 300,000 miles on motorcycles.

    My Dad and both my uncles rode motorcycles, the youngest uncle was a pilot in WWII and owned a 1950's BMW boxer with the rubber coupling in the driveshaft. I first saw that when I was 8 years old and thought it was so cool.


    All of us have lived in many countries and still travel a lot, it must be in the genes. :clap


    But not everyody inherits this gene, many of my cousins hardly ever travel anywhere.


    Carl
  16. CCCO

    CCCO Adventurer

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    This is Wes and Waynes dad. Those big motorcycles are dangerous. So I am down sizing. But teaching grand daughter the proper way to ride. Yesterdays photo.

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  17. RockyRaccoon

    RockyRaccoon Found:Gideon's Bible

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    Truly amazing pics. :clap


    Someone needs to post a link to this thread on one of the Harley forums. I think they've forgotten what their bikes can do. :deal
  18. slide

    slide A nation in despair

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    No, it's more that any bike can do this. There is nothing special about the Harleys. I've been flamed over and over on this Board for saying that you do not need all this butch looking special equipment to ride to AK or over forest roads or many other things.

    Starting in the 80's, we entered a time of specialization in bikes. Mfgs figured they could sell bikes by implying that a particular bike was better suited for some purpose than a general bike. So the industry split into fractions.

    Mostly it's bunk. Very few folks will go faster over a road course on a 1 liter Gixxer than on, say, a GS12. In fact, most will go faster over the course on a GS.

    Over in another area here, some guy was saying maybe he should sell his perfectly fine standard bike to buy a KLR because he's about to ride some dirt roads. Of course all the KLR fans came in and said he must. I said that's b.s. He's not exploring the Amazon in 1700. He's headed out on normal, maintained roads. I was screamed out of the thread and resigned the poor pilgrim to buying a bike he doesn't need.

    I think your error here, Kurt, is saying that the magic is in the bike. It' s not the Harley. It's just that the rider wished to travel somewhere. He rode a Harley so rather than twitter than he needed a yet to be invented KLR to do this stuff, he just went out and made it happen.
  19. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    I thought this was what Kurt meant.
  20. cagiva549

    cagiva549 whats a cagiva

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    Some body was talking about the new craze of duel sport riding a while back . I told them BS , street only riding is the new kid on the block . Fifty years ago if you rode a bike it was a duel sport . Awsome photos . SEYA