How old where you when you started?

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#121 Unread post by High_Side » Sun Dec 10, 2006 8:42 pm

blues2cruise wrote:53
Awesome.

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#122 Unread post by Lord Rocksavage » Tue Dec 19, 2006 4:15 pm

I was 16. My dad wouldn't buy me a bike so I used a Honda 50 from one friend and a Yamaha 80 from another.

I'll never forget the ad I saw in Time Magazine. This was in 1963 or 64. A full profile of a red Honda 50. In large, bold letters underneith it, the price read $285.00. I never wanted anything so much in my young life.

Now I have a V-Star 650 Custom and a Honda Rebel (for quick juants around the neighborhood).

By the way, I haven't dropped a bike in 40 years.

Because of a heart murmer I couldn't get a private pilot's license. The motorcycle comes real close in thrills.

Be safe everyone,

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#123 Unread post by Koss » Tue Dec 19, 2006 7:09 pm

Lord Rocksavage wrote:I was 16. My dad wouldn't buy me a bike so I used a Honda 50 from one friend and a Yamaha 80 from another.

I'll never forget the ad I saw in Time Magazine. This was in 1963 or 64. A full profile of a red Honda 50. In large, bold letters underneith it, the price read $285.00. I never wanted anything so much in my young life.

Now I have a V-Star 650 Custom and a Honda Rebel (for quick juants around the neighborhood).

By the way, I haven't dropped a bike in 40 years.

Because of a heart murmer I couldn't get a private pilot's license. The motorcycle comes real close in thrills.

Be safe everyone,

L.R.
Wow, what a great story! Thanks for sharing.
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#124 Unread post by blues2cruise » Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:57 pm

High_Side wrote:
blues2cruise wrote:53
Awesome.
Thanks.
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#125 Unread post by deejake » Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:49 pm

10, im 15 now and gonna get a bike the day i turn 16!

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#126 Unread post by Lord Rocksavage » Tue Dec 19, 2006 11:25 pm

Really good photos High Side. Enjoyed both bike and scenery.

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#127 Unread post by ravnhaus » Wed Dec 20, 2006 8:55 am

13, 28, and then 54.
Honda 65, Honda 450, and then a Bonneville T-100.
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#128 Unread post by Birsin » Fri Dec 22, 2006 7:30 am

I was 11 .with my first bike Motograziella 49 cc. :D

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#129 Unread post by WyoRider » Wed Dec 27, 2006 11:44 pm

10 years old on my first dirt bike. Rode and raced them till I was 19. Didn't ride again till I was 26 and rode a dirt bike for one year, then went to sport ATV's. Gave that up after three years and went to 4x4 ATV's. Still ride those. Just bought my first street bike this summer at 43. I'm now obsessed with street bikes (retro cruisers) more than anything. My wife says I love it more than her. I just tell her I'm going through my mid-life crisis. :lol:
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#130 Unread post by BeyondThePaint » Fri Dec 29, 2006 12:44 pm

growing up bikes were taboo in my family. After H.S. graduation joined the Army, went to Germany (1979) and got my first bike, an old '68 Norton 650. Damn near killed myself (18 and autobahn don't mix). I learned fast, and have never quit riding. Now I have a 13 year old son, he rode on his first bike at a year old (on the back). I've taught him to respect the machine and its capabilities as well as his own. Hopefully he won't make the same rookie mistakes I made, because nobody taught me a thing. Now all he wants to do is race a bike professionally, and I'm behind him all the way!

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#132 Unread post by norcal » Sat Dec 30, 2006 4:20 pm

I was 15 when I started riding.

My dad was really into ridding. He had a Gold Wing 1100 full dress (accesory mobile) at the time and went out and bought a Honda Shadow 500. He told mom that it was for him to ride back and forth to work. Within a week he took me for a ride to the high school parking lot and let the lesson begin. Within a week of that I had myself a shadow 500. Mom wasn't happy being an emergency room nurse but what the hay I was riding.

About a month later he bought a new goldwing and gave me his old one to ride. When I was 16 I went on a ride to Colorado with the GWTA (goldwing club) that the old man belonged to and I won a prize for being the youngest pilot at the event.

I think that was his plan all along was to get a new bike for himself by way of giving me the old one.

I am now on a bike almost all the time.

The worst day on two wheels is better than any day in a cage.

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Re: How old where you when you started?

#133 Unread post by Demon-Driver » Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:17 am

I started in March, 2006. It was a present from myself to myself, when I became 29.

I have a chopper Yamaha XV250. Not lots of cubic meters of the engine, but it is my first bike and I love it very much!!!

You may find it here: www.photofile.ru/users/demon-driver/
LOVE DEMONIC DRIVING!!!

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#134 Unread post by DYNAgirl » Fri Jan 12, 2007 12:03 pm

Started out as a passenger. Started riding my own at 34. Boy have I missed out ... :wink:

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#135 Unread post by time » Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:10 pm

I think I was 13 and it was on a Harley single flathead, wooden spokes, carbide headlight. It was around 1938
Im still able to hit the start button.

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#136 Unread post by maxim9691 » Wed Mar 28, 2007 6:59 pm

16 and my first bike was Suz GS450L
I remember seeing the, then new, '83 Suz GS1100e in a Local Bike Shop when I was 14.
I've been in Love with Motorcycles ever since !

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#137 Unread post by celt » Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:20 am

30.

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#138 Unread post by Jthmeffy » Sat Mar 31, 2007 6:09 am

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Right now im in my fifth month of riding.. 1700 miles so far (most in WI winter.. not too bad with no real cold weather gear)
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#139 Unread post by willw » Sat Mar 31, 2007 12:22 pm

Will be 48 this May. My basic riding course is scheduled for June 22nd of this year.

...ugh, do I count?

Wow, I can't believe how long this thread has been going.
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