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Offline Rocker66

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A personal milestone
on: February 13, 2013, 12:25:14 AM
Today is a bit of a personal milestone for me as 50 years ago today on my 16th birthday I took my first offical motorcycle ride that being the legal minium age. Little did I think then that 50 years  & 75 bikes later I would still be at it. In those days bikes were very much a young persons thing and anyone over 30 was thought of as an old rider and anyway what 16 year old can envisage being 66 :).
I appreciate that there are many out there that have been riding a lot longer and have owned more bikes but the thought of 50 years of never being without a bike (or having a car) just makes me feel goodso I just wanted to share my feelings
4 wheels move the body 2 wheels move the soul
Audere est Facere

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Re: A personal milestone
Reply #1 on: February 13, 2013, 01:33:54 AM
Congratulations. I'm amazed your average bike turn over was only 9 months though.

Offline Rocker66

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Re: A personal milestone
Reply #2 on: February 13, 2013, 05:18:56 AM
Thanks. It must be remembered that as now I have usually had 2 bikes a commuter and a leisure bike
4 wheels move the body 2 wheels move the soul
Audere est Facere

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Re: A personal milestone
Reply #3 on: February 13, 2013, 05:40:22 AM
Congratulations and Happy Birthday.

Probably it is not possible to say the best of all your bikes (CR exclude) and if there are any special for you for any reason.

Kiko.

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Re: A personal milestone
Reply #4 on: February 13, 2013, 04:28:29 PM
Very hard to say which was the best bike as many of them were good bikes for their time. I do however have some favourites due to the great times I had on them. My top 2 would probably be my BMW R90/S and Yamaha XS2. at the other end of the scale would be my worst bike a Yamaha XS750 which although bought new turned out to be very unreliable
R90/S


XS2
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Audere est Facere

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Re: A personal milestone
Reply #5 on: February 13, 2013, 04:49:47 PM
Congrats Rocker!!   Old bikers never die - their leathers just get smaller  :001:

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Re: A personal milestone
Reply #6 on: February 13, 2013, 05:50:00 PM
Nice one Dick. :047:
Congratulations.
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Re: A personal milestone
Reply #7 on: February 28, 2013, 09:01:20 PM
 :031:WELL DONE     Any idea how much this little hobby cost  Rocker?                      Ali (vfr 750f now)!!

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Re: A personal milestone
Reply #8 on: February 28, 2013, 11:06:35 PM
Hey Ali good to hear from you again ! So has Sharky gone now then ? VFR 750 ?

You can tell you have not been on the forum for a while !! Rocker has spat his dummy out because he felt he was being mocked ! He has bought a CBF 1000 and is boring them now instead ( see "anyone good with Photoshop " )

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Re: A personal milestone
Reply #9 on: June 02, 2013, 04:51:14 AM
Thanks Rocker66 for sponsoring the Japanese brands though their 'learning' years in the 60s, 70s and 80s, so those a bit younger can now enjoy their superb vice free products.
Even Honda made a few pigs in the 80s...when i first started riding.

 


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