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Old 11-14-2010, 02:30 PM
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Default Why did YOU want to start riding?.?.?.


I was 4-5 yr old and saw The King of Cool from the backseat of my folk's car at the drive-in.
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Old 11-14-2010, 04:07 PM
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I guess I started riding because my Dad had a bike (a 305 Dream at first, different bikes through the years) and rode me on it when I was a kid. Same reason I started racing hydroplanes.

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Old 11-14-2010, 10:01 PM
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Boxes of photos and old 8mm movies laying around the house with stuff like this:

And, the weekend rides like this:

Made me pretty determined to pilot my own some day. Only 3 of 5 kids in the family were influenced by Dad to ride.

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Old 11-15-2010, 02:08 AM
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My dad rode when I was younger, he had a KX. for some reasen I was draw to hondas.
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:28 AM
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My mom's side of the family is all very close (2 brothers and one sister) and the entire extended family all grew up together camping, riding, hunting, etc. One of the things I really miss about not being close to home anymore.
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:37 AM
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Dad got me a YZ60 (used) did a full restore on it and I never looked back, now I could not imagine not having a bike and that's over 30 years ago.
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:59 AM
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My Aunt and Uncle had motorcycles and they rode to our home from Ohio. My uncle rode a Yamaha 250 two stroke, saddle bags/windshield and my Aunt rode a Honda 305 Dream four stroke.

I got my first ride with my Uncle Harold and I was hooked. I finally conned my dad into buying me a bike (that he controlled the key for) so I could make it to work on time during High School. It worked.... It was a 1971 Suzuki Duster, high rev-expansion chamber....... somehow I lived through the ordeal. I was major hooked on bikes. Still am!

Well, I still ride and find it the most relaxing and enjoyable thing I can do to control my psychic. Mostly ride a 113 cu in (1900 cc) Yamaha Raider S these days, but now that I have two new hips, I may ride the ole YZ450F again. Not sure yet.

Ride safely all.
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Old 11-15-2010, 04:33 PM
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I had seen the original release of On Any Sunday in 1972 and I had a paper route that was pretty good money for a 15 Y.O. kid. I got a Honda SL 125K1 Turtle Chaser and learned the basics on that bike. You could not kill that thing. I started serious MX racing in January 1973 when I got an OSSA Stiletto 250 and went from there. Several bikes to include a Maico 400 and several RM Suzukis until 1983. I returned in 2000 to teach and ride with my son, John. We still ride and race together when he is at home from missions.

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Old 11-20-2010, 04:23 AM
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Default Why did YOU want to start riding?.?.?.

I know as i am only 19 i can only ride a max of 125cc but have no idea what type to buy. I was also wondering if there was any way after i have passed my test if i could do anything to be able to ride above 12cc.

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