Any Dirt Bike Riders Here?

Geezer

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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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WAYnorthTX

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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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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.
 

rmantoo

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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...


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

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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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deemus

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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.
 
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FireInTheWire

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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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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.
 

FireInTheWire

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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...


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I'll never quit riding, but I definitely don't ride MX tracks anymore. View attachment 184628
MX = Not if, but when.
 
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