The original adventure riders (and bikes!)

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

  1. Photog

    Photog Charismatic Megafauna Administrator

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    Wish I could say something really articulate...but a hearty THANKS will have to suffice. This truly made my day.

    PM'd you.

    :bow
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  2. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    You guys are so lucky to have grown up in a household like that.

    Tell your dad for us we all think he's got big brass hanging between his legs.
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  3. xls

    xls Hosenscheisser

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    Just wanted to thank you for posting those pictures, they're nothing short of awesome.
    I found a link to this thread on two other boards, just to show you how cool they are.
    :clap :thumb
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  4. ian408

    ian408 Administrator Administrator

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    Thanks for the history lesson and for reminding us to get our
    asses out there and ride.

    ian
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  5. Baldy

    Baldy Site Owner Administrator

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    Zero-zero said this report was so awesome it should be inducted into the Ride Reports Hall of Fame (button above).

    And do it was done.

    :bow :bow :bow :bow :bow
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  6. Wes Weber

    Wes Weber Been here awhile

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    Thanks Baldy!
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  7. Wes Weber

    Wes Weber Been here awhile

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    I agree. I only hope to provide just as good of an evironment for my daughter Dayna. She's only 10 months old, so she's got a ways to go. However, I'm working on a sidecar in the mean time...
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  8. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    Wes You don't need to thank him,,,

    you have it well deserve,,In fact i will suggest to king Baldy to make a SIX Star,,just for a Posting of this quality...

    I hope I can emulate your sense of humor and perseption of the sport and the world someday


    Hyper Double triple :bow:bow:bow
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  9. SteverinoB

    SteverinoB EstebanarinoB

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    Great pics and truly inspirational. Thank You for showing us these wonderful pictures! Steve Brooke
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  10. RinOz

    RinOz Prefer 2b ridin'

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    the best thing I've seen on the net for ages
    :beer to your old man & his mates
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  11. esondeen

    esondeen n00b

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    I'm speechless. Breathtaking shots! This link was passed on via Oregon and into the FLH community, Australia, UK, Canada, US, Scotland and more--we are taken aback. Thanks for an incredible Thanksgiving wrap-up and for sharing your Dad's priceless adventures. Hollister with altitude!

    Eric
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  12. fish

    fish Banned

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    Hollister with skill, mountains, snow, and giant cajones. There was no shortage of attitude at Hollister.

    On July 4 1947, 4,000 'straight-pipers' rode into Hollister. Their plan was to spend the long weekend partying and watching the races, but the partying got a little out of control. Even the local police admitted that the bikers "did more harm to themselves than they did to the town" but the press blew the story out of proportion. When the events were dramatized by Hollywood in 'The Wild One', America's image of motorcycling changed forever. Now you can read what really happened, in the words of people who were really there.

    More here.



    Welcome to the asylum, n00b. :):
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  13. dirt rider X

    dirt rider X tropical traveller

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    I just have to add my personal "thanks" for posting these family heirlooms.
    Speaking about freedoms, I wonder if in 50 years people will wonder at the freedoms we enjoy/ed.
    Thing is if you never had that freedom you dont miss it when you don't got it.

    best wishes, Cole
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  14. eMarc

    eMarc n00b

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    so there i was, browsing through our own little "local" bulletin board over here in Ireland. when, as often happens - someone posts a link to another site with a clue in the subject line as to what its about...
    so i clicked it....

    W o w !!!

    Now - 24 hours later, i am still thinking of those images posted here of the riders from the 1950's. it was so good to see this. i just wanted to say a Thank You to the person that shared this with us all - and i do mean ALL! those pics have gone planet wide, such is the jaw dropping quality of those pics!
    it did me so much good to see a bunch of guys just out there on their bikes, having fun, enjoying them,riding them, seeing places, reminding us all WTF we got bikes for in the first place!

    so the next time i think of moaning or whining about my bike or troubles we face today in relation to riding bikes...i think i'll just pop back in here and remind myself why i got into them in the first place!

    eM
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  15. dragoon

    dragoon I'm the REAL Dingo Joe

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    Another impressive report by the Webber's!:drums

    Here's a shot in the dark:

    After WWII, in 1947, my father rode to Evergreen, CO from OH on a 1938 Harley (i'll have to check the year of the harley) Anyway he would talk about riding into the mountains on his days off with some of the locals. Any chance your father was around Evergreen in '47?
    He actually rode two up to CO:huh He worked at a resort in Evergreen during the summer of '47 then rode onto Kellogg, ID to work in the silver mines.

    I don't have picture one of him on his bike. Ask your dad if he ever rode with a guy from OH named Howard aka Howdy or Abe.

    Thanks for the report. I'd like to think that my dad rode with the Webber boys in '47:freaky
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  16. Ostrich

    Ostrich Jaded and Happy

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    Thanks for taking the time to post that. What a rich lineage you come from. :nod
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  17. FZ1 Matt

    FZ1 Matt Better last than crashed

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    Thanks Wes. - and father.
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  18. Neo

    Neo Been here awhile

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    There you have it: it`s not about what you got but what you do with it!

    What a fantastic set of photo`s
    I enjoyed the yesterdays hero`s very much :thumb
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  19. LC12JT

    LC12JT Adventurer

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    Fantastic!!!

    Your post really drives home what adventure riding is all about. No fancy German flipup helmets, no quibbles about 8.2 vs. 9.5 inches of suspension, no whining about how this jacket has better vents than that one.

    Just get out there and ride.

    Thank you!!!
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  20. FatChance

    FatChance Road Captain

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    You are lucky to have these family pictures as well as the memories of the people in them. My grandfather used to run bathtub gin with his Indian motorcycle all around rural southwestern Minnesota back during prohibition. Great stories and memories, but no pictures. Thanks for sharing your family treasures!
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