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Discussion in 'Automotive / Motorcycle Chat' started by Geezer, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. Geezer

    Geezer Available For Parties TGT Supporter

    Jul 23, 2019
    Silsbee, Texas
    Me? No, not any more. But, back in the 1900's I rode a lot in the mountains of Virginia, it was during the 1970's. I had several bikes but my favorite was a Yamaha 250MX like the one below. These days, I attribute many of my aches and pains to riding these bikes and bouncing off trees and the ground. Those mountains sure did offer some nice riding, though.


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  2. baboon

    baboon TGT Addict

    I figure my dirt bike days aged me an extra 20 years.
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  3. WAYnorthTX

    WAYnorthTX Active Member

    Aug 6, 2019
    Way Up North
    Had one like that looked just like that except it was an RD-400 on/off road monster. I took the tank off and put on a larger plastic one (yellow) so I could ride longer. Four gallons vs 2.5 I think. I had a helmet just like one of Kenny Roberts' ones. That beast was powerful enough to get real airborne, and boy did it ever land hard. Weighed a little over 400 lbs. Scarred up my leg one time when my foot slipped off the kickstarter lever and I hit the cleated footpeg. It was hard to start for the first few hundred times then got easier. I once had it up to 80 mph. I was fearless then but now I am old. I ride a 100 Kawasaki in the dirt now.
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  4. vmax

    vmax TGT Addict TGT Supporter

    Apr 15, 2013
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  5. rmantoo

    rmantoo Cranky old fart: Pull my finger

    Jan 9, 2013
    San Angelo
    I've been riding dirt bikes since age 4, 1971. This was the result of an outing last year on Dec 1st.

    recovery therefrom is the reason I started reading TexasGunTalk again...

    RPW Left Ankle.jpg

    I'll never quit riding, but I definitely don't ride MX tracks anymore. 111.jpg
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  6. pronstar

    pronstar TGT Addict TGT Supporter

    Jul 2, 2017
    Grew up riding my BIL’s CR250 in the early 80’s. Way too much bike for a skinny kid, but I eventually got enough skill to ride the damned thing.

    Crashing and recovering got old.
    So we got into stand up jet skis.

    Later we got back into the desert scene, but with quads for the sand, and a built SxS everywhere else...then the SxS got replaced with a diesel truck that was built for off-roading. Windows and climate control spoiled us LOL

    I don’t see anymore bikes in my future tho.

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  7. deemus

    deemus my mama says I'm special

    Feb 1, 2010
    I have two bikes. A Honda XR70 the kids rode. And a Honda enduro I bought in 91.

    My son was really good at it. I took it pretty easy most of the time.
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2019
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  8. FireInTheWire

    FireInTheWire Ego kills talent TGT Supporter

    Jan 22, 2018
    Big Country
    Yes sir!

    We've been known to roost out this way.
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2019
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  9. FireInTheWire

    FireInTheWire Ego kills talent TGT Supporter

    Jan 22, 2018
    Big Country
    FIL still races vintage bikes and we still host races here at the ranch.

    If I could some it up in few words as possible- bunch of old kids riding what they grew up on, having just as much fun. It's good to see folks in their 50's 60's and 70's still doing the damn thing.

    Our next race is Oct 12th. Open for any folks that wanna come be part of the fun. Please PM me if your interested.
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  10. FireInTheWire

    FireInTheWire Ego kills talent TGT Supporter

    Jan 22, 2018
    Big Country
    MX = Not if, but when.

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