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Old 01-12-2014, 04:38 PM   #66
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Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Bisbee, AZ
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My bachelor uncle got into scooters in the late 50s, and his first one was a beautiful beige one with gleaming paint. He rode it from Washington DC to Stockbridge Mass to visit us, his older brother's growing family. I remember a perfect summer day, he offered to take my younger brother Frank and me on a ride. My mother brought out her old army helmet. Frank wore the fiberglass liner and climbed on the back, and I wore the iron outer shell and stood behind the handlebars. We were aged 6 and 3. Uncle Richard took us for a ride up Main Street, the wind in my face and the wonderful Vespa noise behind. I was hooked. My uncle rode that Vespa to California and back that summer. Eight years later, after gazing at Sears Roebuck Vespas for years, I bought a used Honda CT200 Trail 90 with my own money. Uncle Richard with his last bike My first motorbike
42 years on a Heinkel Tourist
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