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Discussion in 'Photos' started by Flydream, Mar 4, 2013.
1976 Honda MR 250. Stone Mtn National Enduro. Row 118A..still have the Red Malcolm Smith jacket and the route sheet holder seen on the left side of the hndlebars.
I rode in several of those and
I still have trophies with a piece of stone attached. About that same time.
I rode 3 of the Stone Mountains, no trophies but a lot of good memories. Best one was my 1st and starting on the same row with John Penton. Never will forget the "rock garden".
You will get a kick out of this... I found one of my Stone Mountain trophys.
In 1975 I won 14th place in the Open B class. 14th and got a trophy!
They dont do that anymore.
Also as I remember... the race was in North Ga and not around Stone Mountain at all... and YES I remember the Rock Garden...
I rode my first enduro in 1968 and my last one in 2008. So I have some memories....
had the wr125 blue
We were all introduced to riding by sitting in-front of the rider (my Uncle with me up front, and my older brothers watching).
About ten years later I got my own first real bike to ride. I don't think the bike ever looked that good or that clean after the photo.
A few years later, airing out one of my brothers stripped down HT1's, inside the former club racing track at Soledad Sands (Acton, CA). In the early 70's you had to make your own MX bike out of what ever you had, stripping down the street legal weight to keep what was needed (in this case the speedometer/odometer, for Enduros like the 2-day Trials qualifier they used to hold at California City, and we still had the front fender installed because we could not afford a fork brace & the Preston Petty upgrade).
The introduction to riding continues (a few years back, my Daughter & I). My Daughter & Son both have their own bikes.
I just realized, that with the advent of the new digital photography, future pics of past "1st bike" will never be the grainy, nostalgic, off color historical pics that we look at so fondly. These old pics wouldn't be quite the same without that aspect of patina.
Sure the intent and content of the pic will be the same, but the "old" feeling of historical pictures is gone when the current generations of photos become "history".
This is me in the late 70's on my KM100. Gotta love that hair!
Red Rock Canyon north of Mojave 1966
WOW a 14th place trophy....no you don't see that anymore. I also rode the 1975 race, on a 250 Bultaco Alpina. That is the one I was referring to in my original post.
And you are right, the race was held in Dalton, Ga. A good hour and half from Stone Mtn. I actually had someone argue with me that it was held in Stone Mtn. Ga.
Sorry didn't mean to hijack the thread.
the oldest photo of my wife next to our motorcycle, taken in 1978. been married 36 years and she's still ridin' with me. we were married in dec. 1977. rented the little one bedroom apt. in the background. first thing i did was push the h2 through the shrubs and parked it in the kitchen all winter. she never said a word.
72 h2. dencos, milled heads, ported, pistons cut, k&n's. wish i had a picture of it with the dunstall body kit on it.
damn, i loved that bike....
Bell bottom jeans and flip hair.... loved the 70's.
Back in those days I did a lot of porting work on two strokes. IMHO I ruined a lot of bikes... I did get pretty good about ten years later though.
I have just recently converted hours of very old 8mm and super 8mm to dvd. Circa 1967 to 1980. Absolutely terrible footage. Jerky, no sound, burnouts, mostly fuzzy and grainy.
I also have hours of new HD helmet cam footage with titles, captions, voice over narration and background music.
We we have big gatherings - EVERYONE want to see the old stuff....
The "patina of old" cannot be discounted...
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I enjoyed this thread, come guys someone must have a old pic of you first bike.
My Dad and me
I still have trouble touching the ground today !