US!....back in the day.

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Backlund, Oct 20, 2019.

  1. R80st

    R80st Long timer Supporter

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    Me around 1968 on Maico in Holland
  2. Phoenix101

    Phoenix101 Long timer

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    ^^^^^ I had the same haircut and sweater in 68
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  3. Ham

    Ham Been here awhile

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    Well I hope you kept the girlfriend:)
  4. Old fart

    Old fart Keen AG100 rider

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  5. aptbldr

    aptbldr easy rider

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    You?
    Picture captures an image right outa my day dreams from back in the day; when the outstanding evil was knievel.
  6. R85/8

    R85/8 Been here awhile

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    Those guys at the back wouldn't be from Queensland by any chance?
  7. Norton guy

    Norton guy Serial bike owner

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    Pensive moody pic ...LOL

    I was part of the trailer park boys before they made the big time, yep the guy with the drink is Ricky

    CB900F with the Euro control kit, OMT exhaust etc, one of the nicer bikes I've owned
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  8. Tripod66

    Tripod66 n00b

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    20200726_212923.jpg Lehigh, Iowa 1973 or thereabouts.
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  9. GR8ADV

    GR8ADV Safety Second!

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    Isn’t this the second post on this whole thread? Getting old are we...
  10. MrBob

    MrBob Cisgendered Supporter

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    We need a I am very, very sorry button.
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  11. Norton guy

    Norton guy Serial bike owner

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    Thanks for the kind words, I didn't want to turn this into the tear jerker thread but I'm having a tough time finding old pics of bikes and hooligans as we were usually acting up and didn't feel much like carrying a camera around!
    As far as the wifey bike pic it's just really hard to put on your big boy pants and carry on at 70 years old. I still think like a dopey teenager...
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  12. Old fart

    Old fart Keen AG100 rider

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    We used to jump cars at the local agricultural show, that was a RM125 S, model before the A high pipe. Poor little thing copped a flogging
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  13. TropicalDale

    TropicalDale The Adventures of Peter Pan

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    I think this was in 1981
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  14. sdduke

    sdduke David in Atlanta

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    1985. My first bike - a 73 Triumph Trident.

    El Dorado Arkansas.

    I would hang out at McManus Cycle, an old school shop.

    I'm giving a one finger wave (index finger!) to the cutie on the horse.

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  15. Backlund

    Backlund Been here awhile

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    Seriously? Robb Wells?
  16. Norton guy

    Norton guy Serial bike owner

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    Just a laugh mate, the whole scene did seem like episodes of the trailer park boys though. Lots of bad life decisions...
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  17. bmwrench

    bmwrench Long timer Supporter

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    Your first bike was a Trident? How is it you're still here?
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  18. Phoenix101

    Phoenix101 Long timer

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    in my teenage group there was a Trident, a water buffalo, and me on an H2... we all survived.
  19. YamaGeek

    YamaGeek Skeletor sparklemuffin.

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    No pictures from way back when. But I still own the bike I rode to high school.

    Edited for some back story: My Suzuki TS90 was stolen that early summer 1972, as luck would have it the following weekend I was test riding a 1966 Jawa 250 which I was completely smitten with for some stupid reason, and I'm about to pay a used, retail shop price for, when this bike is in the local classifieds. Doesn't even describe the bike except, 'Italian dune cycle, $275'. Dad and I bring the pickup, and in the shed behind the owner's house is this sand encrusted relic with a box of bits. It has compression, spark and most of the lighting parts. And I buy it.

    Two weeks later it's legal and roadworthy(?) and is my adventure and school commute bike for 3 years. Then it gets stored for 44 years. Many ADV experiences on it, even if I didn't know what ADV riding was back then. Frankly it was not as nimble or trail usable as the old Suzuki. Occasionally I still hanker for one of those old rotary valve Suzukis.

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  20. Dreossi

    Dreossi Been here awhile

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    A 450 Jupiter ‘ss’ by chance?
    I rode one during high school as well!
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