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Old 10-16-2013, 02:08 AM   #39
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Originally Posted by joexr View Post
By the time I was 16 , I was already riding for 9 years. Don't wait.

I was a late bloomer started I had only been riding dirt for 8 years but two on the street with a 250cc restricted license....that I totally ignored the restrictions on.

On Topic:

My Mom hated that I was interested in anything with an engine. I did my first sub-11 second pass on a drag strip at 8-9 with by father. My first ride on a motorcycle was with the nextdoor neighbor at maybe four. No shirt, No shoes, no lid, NO PROBLEM (this was 1982-1983) I dragged my first non-functional dirtbike home in return for raking a 8 years old. My Mom STILL 26 years later bitches at me every time she sees a motorcycle...whether or not its mine or if I'm riding it or father has passed, so I can't call him for carb advise anymore.

My Pops was a gearhead, he was a mechanic by trade, but he wasn't a rider, he knew how to ride a motorcycle, he took off on mine more than once, it just wasn't something that got him going, 1/4 mile was his thing, always was.

They made their opinions on the subject known ...loudly, in some case (something about a block long wheelie ) but for the most part I was allowed to make my own decisions, it was rare that my parents flat put their foot down, unless it was something illegal.
Originally Posted by RottenScummyTroll View Post
Show folks something with a clutch and carburetor, and it's like teaching a baboon to use a Macbook.

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