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Old 08-24-2013, 03:58 PM   #11
yellow 1150GS
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Location: tennessee
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I don't even remember learning to ride. My dad was a true motorcyclist as he got his first bike when he turned 16 (1946). He raced until I came along and I learned how to ride about 5 or 6 years old. The first real bike I remember was a Yamaha 80 with the step-through frame that I rode until I was about 10 or so. Of course I rode every other bike that I could get my hands on until I graduated to a Bultaco Sherpa 125, then a Sherpa 200, then I bought a 1974 Yamaha DT250 the week I turned 16.
In college I rode a 1975 360 Pursang, and rode motocross until I turned 21. Got married and had a Suzuki GS750, Yamaha 850 triple a couple of XT250 Yamaha's and graduated to a 1982 Honda Goldwing Interstate.
Children came along in 1983 and my wife and I got off the road to raise our two daughters. Went to dirt bikes and rode a number of Honda XR's. Finally when they got old enough we went to mountain bikes as four dirtbikes was just too expensive.
Finally with the youngest daughter at 17, I couldn't wait any longer and bought the 2003 BMW R1150GS (with 139,000 miles)that we have now. We taught the oldest grandson to ride "when you can ride a bicycle without training wheels" which he pulled off at 3 years old. His mom is now a Nurse Practitioner/critical care nurse who won't let him ride and dislikes us riding, but once the bug bites, well!!!
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