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The original adventure riders (and bikes!)

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

  1. cbmma1969

    cbmma1969 Been here awhile

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    A couple of the pictures were in the Nov/Dec issue of Motorcycle Classics magazine. I've sent them Wes's direction for more information as well as providing the link to the original post.
  2. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer For The 2nd Time

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    So many cool pictures. A couple of mine...

    My Dad, on his new BSA freshly assembled out of the crate.

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    I showed this pic to an old freind of his that stopped by one day, and he laughed and said "I took the picture! That's my car sitting in the background."

    So Mom and Dad weren't together for very long, and she ended up living with a guy named Stu Morley for a few years. Stu was a top west coast flat tracker in the late 50's, early 60's until a crash at Tulare CA ended his career. He later raced speedway upon it's resurgence in the states in the mid 60's.

    Ascot Park, 1959 I think. The BSA Wrecking Crew, L to R, Al Gunter, Stu Morley, Neil Keen and Jack O'Brien...

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    I have tons more of old flat track, speedway and just old riding pics, but these are all I have scanned. maybe someday I'll get the rest of them in the computer.
  3. MikeyT

    MikeyT Krusty Olde Pharte

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    This thread, especially the first few posts, are what drew me to ADV several years age. I found it today and thought I'd give it a bump for the n00bs to look at.
  4. ride2tires

    ride2tires n00b

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    and thankyou for the bump..... this noob is really enjoying it!
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  5. Inselburg

    Inselburg Mister Retour

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    Those bikes from yesteryear were state of the art for the time. Everything is relative. I admire them for doing what they did and would not want to trade what I ride for their rides. But saying that, if those were the bikes I had...I'd ride 'em and ride 'em hard!:nod
  6. Superhawk

    Superhawk Been here awhile

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    I always enjoyed this thread and I see people have been adding to it so heres my contribution. Heres a pic of my great uncle Kenny after he came home from WWII, hes on the far right. Unfortunately he just passed away last spring, he had some stories and he was still spunky in his old age...he'll be missed.

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  7. demenshea

    demenshea 1% Angel 99% Hooligan

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    I posted a thread over here but wanted to add this photo of my Grandmother taken somewhere off Hwy 50, CA on a 13 day trip she did to Yosemite and into NV with friends in 1922.
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  8. sveger

    sveger Adventurer

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  9. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    Now, that is cool. :thumb
  10. Superhawk

    Superhawk Been here awhile

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    Awesome ! Love the trailer too.
  11. vidd

    vidd how was your lamb?

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    this thread has been overdue for a lil bump to the first page for far too long, so *bump*
  12. Coach

    Coach Coach

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    Hay,

    I love this thread. So many era's, so many models and such diversity. I'm celebrating 50 years on two wheels with a trip across Europe this summer.

    Any old timers wanna go? The dream still lives...

    Ride Well,
    Coach

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  13. cyclepsycho

    cyclepsycho Adventurer

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    I've saved a lot of these pics, printed them out and put them on the walls of my shop. Keep 'em coming!
  14. DocAxeYarYar

    DocAxeYarYar RideDualSport.com

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    Really great bunch of old pics! Lucky that so many survived that you could share with all of this. Old times, great times! Life was so simple!

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  15. DrydenRider

    DrydenRider Sun Seeker

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    Still is, ride , take pictures, eat sleep. You pick the order

  16. Turbo Ghost

    Turbo Ghost Been here awhile

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    Your Grandmother is a very special lady! Especially for that time period! I hope you have gotten to listen (and hopefully write down) to her stories!

  17. simondippenhall

    simondippenhall Simondippenhall

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    BUMP for an epic thread with great photos:clap
  18. sion

    sion sigh-own

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  19. Cariboo_kid

    Cariboo_kid Been here awhile

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    I don't know if this has been posted before but in 1934 two women rode a 600 Panther from London to South Africa being the first ever motorcylists to cross the Sahara.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjNmXQdgqhA
  20. Gdawg

    Gdawg n00b

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    Happy Thanksgiving 2011! Don't eat too much turkey! :rofl