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Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Dec 24, 2010 - 02:58pm PT
I don't have pics handy.

First bike: Honda XR80 dirt bike. Broken hand while racing my brother when I cut a turn around a tree too closely.
Second: Yamaha 100 dirt bike,
3rd: Honda CBR 600 street bike. Almost died on that one in midtown Atlanta. split a stopped car and a car in the adjacent lane at about 80mph...brushed both car mirrors.
4th: Kawasucki Ninja 1000. Too heavy for me for a rice rocket, didn't keep it long.

Current: '63 Harley panhead, w/ suicide shifter. College graduation present from my uncle, who'd owned the bike since I was a little kid. Pics in the family album of me on back at about 5yr old, starting bolts for my uncle with my tiny hands in the living room at about 4yr old with PBR cans all over. Unfortunately it's sitting 3000mi away right now.
dougs510

Social climber
down south
Dec 24, 2010 - 08:56pm PT
Fall Sunday, 2010.... Heading into Kentucky with friends.
Credit: dougs510

My friends, Mark and Susan:
Old riding friends from back in highschool
Old riding friends from back in highschool
Credit: dougs510


blackbird

Trad climber
the flat water trails...
Dec 24, 2010 - 09:10pm PT
Credit: blackbird

This past July just after successfully navigating the creek crossing but right before I laid the dayumned thing down in a rocky uphill hairpin.

All part of the fun, right?!

bb

"oh yeah" edit: KTM xcfw
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Dec 24, 2010 - 09:25pm PT
This one gets my vote.

1947 Indian Chief
1947 Indian Chief
Credit: Chief
cupton

climber
Where the past and future meet
Dec 24, 2010 - 09:51pm PT
Spiti Valley, Indian Himalaya
Spiti Valley, Indian Himalaya
Credit: cupton
Credit: cupton
Credit: cupton

India is a hell of a place to learn to ride a motorcycle.
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Dec 24, 2010 - 10:20pm PT
1960s - Yamaha 125, Yamaha 250
1970s - Honda 350, Suzuki 900
1980-2004 - BMW R75/5, three times across the country and back, 80,000 miles
2004-present - BMW Rockster



Gary

climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Dec 24, 2010 - 11:47pm PT
Flatheads rule. But that Velo is pretty nice!
jtlocal

Trad climber
Joshua Tree
Dec 25, 2010 - 12:08am PT
GO BIG
GO BIG
Credit: jtlocal
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Dec 25, 2010 - 12:12am PT
I could never figure out how it is possible to control a motorcycle

with such high handlebars, and particularly at any kind of high speed.



What is the attraction is ultra high bars?

I have been riding for over 45 years and still don't understand it.
jtlocal

Trad climber
Joshua Tree
Dec 25, 2010 - 12:27am PT
I have no problems with control. It handles better than you would think.
Baggers are not built for speed. it's a fun ride.
As for the "ultra high bars"... It's all image, So Cal style.
TC

Trad climber
Claremont, CA
Dec 25, 2010 - 02:46am PT
If you are in love with two wheels:

http://www.manixmag.com/tech/awesome-motorcycle-designs.html
Wack

climber
Dazevue
Dec 25, 2010 - 04:58am PT
[photo
EC Meadows on the Deuce
EC Meadows on the Deuce
Credit: Wack
id=183412]

40 MPG, fun in the twisties and a small footprint in parking lots.
Wack

climber
Dazevue
Dec 25, 2010 - 05:06am PT
Credit: Wack

While the Harley allows one to enjoy the scenery while cruising the Supermoto is the other side of the coin. Shredding Hiway 4 over Ebbits Pass to Zephyr Cove is another way to roll.
Disaster Master

Social climber
Born in So-Cal, left my soul in far Nor-Cal.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 25, 2010 - 11:36am PT
Wack, that Deuce is fantastic and fun looking.
sac

Trad climber
Sun Coast B.C.
Dec 25, 2010 - 02:39pm PT
1952 Black Vincent...
Richard Thompson

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lCH5JgWCZY&feature=related
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Dec 25, 2010 - 02:57pm PT
And let's not forget the man and his machine.

The most famous photograph in all of motorcycling.

Rollie Free exceeded 150mph lying prone on the rear fender in his bathing trunks.

What a man!




Rollie Free was a racer during the 1920s and '30s, but is best known for setting the American motorcycle one-mile speed record in 1948, when he rode a British-made Vincent HRD Black Shadow to a speed of 150.313 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. To make that record run, Free stripped down to tight-fitting swimming shorts and laid flat on the Vincent to cut down on every last bit of wind resistance. A photo of the swinsuit-clad Free racing across the salt flats at 150 mph became one of the most famous photos in the history of the sport.
photo not found
Missing photo ID#183450
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 25, 2010 - 02:59pm PT
Nice ... six pack!
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Dec 25, 2010 - 03:03pm PT
Hate to imagine the road rash potential.
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Dec 25, 2010 - 03:06pm PT
Black Vincent 52 a la Del McCoury

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW-w0KgE-8s
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Dec 25, 2010 - 03:13pm PT
Another iconic photo.
This time it is 1973 and Peter Williams wins the Formula 750 TT race at the Isle of Man on his monocoque framed Norton Commando.

The Isle of Man race is run on public roads blocked off on the 37 mile mountain circuit.

Peter raised the TT lap record to over 107mph that day.


Here he is airborn. Live long and cherish the memories, Peter!
photo not found
Missing photo ID#183456




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