The original adventure riders (and bikes!)

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

  1. Coach

    Coach Coach

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    Hey, let's start an old-timer poll. Who is still around who can beat 50 years on two wheels? Post some proof of some kind…

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  2. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer Supporter

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    I don't have any proof as I don't think they had invented the printing press yet when I first got my license at 14 :lol3 So I was legal in 1968 but had ridden for many years before that.

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  3. MarkM

    MarkM Been here awhile

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    This is me in 1964. That's 52 years on two wheels! :thumb

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  4. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer Supporter

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    No proof but I got my Big Bear Scrambler minibike in '68
    Yamaha 80 in '69
    Hodaka 100 in '70
    And a Honda SL 100 in '71 was my first, and so far, only new bike right off the dealer floor.
  5. Minor Threat

    Minor Threat GSP owns the UFC!

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    Offsite photo links... What a shame. This was one of my favourite posts ever.
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  6. GR0NK

    GR0NK Got some screws loose!

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    Not cool. :dirtdog



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  7. HRS

    HRS Long timer

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    Gee. Hate the photos are gone. I've been checking out this thread, off and on, for years. Oh well. I guess somewhere back in these 37 pages is an explanation why, as if the guy owes anybody an explanation.

    As to posters 50 years on bikes, that's about how long I've ridden. I just turned 60 and I got a Honda when I was about 10, then rode motocross in my teens. I don't have a picture of the honda or the motocross bikes, but I do have a picture of me at 20 on my first Harley. Note the lack of Halloween Harley gear. That's a relatively recent phenomenon. I think it started back about late 80s or 90s..........

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    Then, my first new Harley, 3 years later. This may have been the day I brought it home. That's my daughter. ....

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    Back then I said I'd never ride a bike with windshield or saddlebags. We called them garbage wagons. Now I ride a full dresser. What a drag it is getting old (not really all that bad). I would note that the garage belongs to the guy from whom I bought the bike. My house isn't even generally that clean....

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  8. MarkM

    MarkM Been here awhile

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    My dad was into competition hill climbing in the late 60's to early 70's. He also liked to tour, including a lot of what we'd call adventure riding today. Back then it was just plain ol' riding and camping. Here's a shot of him in a hill climb.

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    This is me, 2 years old, sitting on my dad's Harley Sprint 250, back in 1964.

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  9. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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    :thumbHarley Sprint 250, aka Aermacchi. Here's a couple nice ones.

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  10. revmaaatin

    revmaaatin Sioux Empire Iron Horse

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    The look-of-determination on Your dad's face is priceless.
    I hope the look of serenity and happiness on your face remains the same, every time to throw a leg over your bike.
    I think I will go for a ride.
    m1.
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  11. SlipChip

    SlipChip Adventure Commuter

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    such a shame the original pix in this thread are gone...
  12. Critic

    Critic More or less!

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    The side pic shows me in 1946 my 1st year. Pic of me with parents at the PMC Turkey Run Oct/Nov 1945. I was was inside keeping warm, until my big day, which was 01/05/46.[​IMG]
  13. Trip

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    This was the original thread that brought me to the place in 2004. My god, why are all the relevant pics now gone? You can blame Wes, you can blame the original photo host, you and blame ADV but for fucks sake, someone should be able to put the pics back in place, given the unlimited technology of today, right?

    This was THE epic thread in ADV back in the day. I can't believe it's been left to rot.
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    ramz Professional Trail Rider Supporter

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  15. enduro16

    enduro16 Been here awhile

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  16. mcrider57

    mcrider57 Adventurer

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    First bike-1966 Jawa CZ 50cc. Bought from high school shop teacher (Johnny McOwen) in 1969. No proof just memories. I was 12 years old.
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    WRC51 Long timer

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    My first bike was a new 1964 Yamaha 80 street bike, I was about 13 or 14 years old.(Thanks Dad) Been riding regularly since then, just a few years of very little riding when my kids were toddlers...and then they got bikes.
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    Critic More or less!

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    eakins Butler Maps

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