We were bikers...my buddies and me

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We were bikers...my buddies and me

#1 Unread post by xsyamahadg » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:13 pm

I wrote this for my own web site a while back, I would like to share it with you:

We were bikers back in the day, the 1950's is when we started....my buddies and me. We rode Triumphs, BSA, Nortons, Harleys and Indians and we argued who had the best and fastest motorcycle. We imitated James Dean with our white tee shirts with rolled up sleeves, and we wore black jackets that made our mothers worry... my buddies and me. We rode hard, we drank beer and we worked on our own bikes, we were independent and free. We were straight and tall, we held our heads high...my buddies and me.

As we became men, some of us married, most of us went to work, some went to college, and sadly some of us went off to war...my buddies and me. We raised our children and supported our wives while younger men rode their motorcycles in our stead. We were gallant and trusted men...my buddies and me. We never wavered, we never quit, we always did what we had to do, we did what men do...my buddies and me.

As we aged and our children had children, we once again turned to motorcycles to fill the void that was in us all these years. We rode with dim eyes, gray hair and sore knees, but we rode together again straight and tall...my buddies and me. We rode Harleys, and we rode Indians, Victorys and metric bikes and we argued who had the best motorcycle just as before...my buddies and me.

Now I am in the winter of my years and I sit and wonder what happened to my buddies and their motorcycles...because you see, my buddies are gone, and now it's just me.

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Re: We were bikers...my buddies and me

#2 Unread post by blues2cruise » Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:06 am

Nice prose.

It sounds like you had a full life. What's the next chapter....a trike? :mrgreen:
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#3 Unread post by xsyamahadg » Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:34 am

No trikes for me, but... when I get too old to ride, I have an old XS650 Yamaha that I'm going to restore from the ground up. I'll be 70 on my next birthday.
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#4 Unread post by gsJack » Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:58 am

No trikes for me either xs, no idea why blues thinks of a trike for a youngster of 70.

I may have to consider a trike one day.... not because of age but because of back trouble.

I don't have a problem with the idea of a trike (or a side car) to still be able to ride.

By the time I am 90 I may need that help if the discs keep deteriorating.
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#5 Unread post by MmeMagpie » Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:52 am

I remember a picture of a 74 year old woman, shrink-wrapped in leather on a CBR600F4i in one of my Honda magazines. It convinced me that motorcycles keep a person young :)
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#6 Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:45 pm

Here is one for you BRO. I hope I get to the winter dance myself .
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#7 Unread post by JayFL459 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:36 pm

42 years ago and still riding .. But as the OP said a lot of my buddies are gone ..


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#8 Unread post by sv-wolf » Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:26 pm

Thanks for that Brumbear - brings back a few memories!
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#9 Unread post by montanalifter » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:37 pm

Thanks xs I enjoyed it :mrgreen:

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#10 Unread post by aleena212 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:20 am

hi,
guys,You are really med for bike ridding.Your bikes are nice.
I have also a bike and I love to ride it.

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#11 Unread post by dirt dobber » Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:09 pm

well i see some of my old buddys now & then, and i say to myself hope i never get like that. be 77 next wk. still ride. just been riding 5 yrs thou.

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