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Old 12-04-2003, 02:28 PM   #121
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But boy howdy there is piles of them around these days, that's for sure.
Those of us who really ride our bikes shouldn't argue that point.

These men are good examples of what being a biker is all about.
Owning a motorcycle is the easy part living on and for it is the part I respect.

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Old 12-04-2003, 02:41 PM   #122
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Those are great pic's I sure wish I had some pic's of when my Dad set his old Indian on fire trying to start a camp fire on the banks of the Willamette River in the 40's or some pic's of Grampa riding Grandma from Portland to Seattle in the 20's (not sure what kind of bike but it took em 3 days). I never thought about it until now but I came from a family of early Adventure Riders. Thanks!
My other grandfather (not the one in the picture on my previous post), who grew up in Portland, Oregon, used to run booze for a bootlegger back during prohibition. He ran it in an HD sidecar rig. There's a story he used to tell about running from the cops one night. He was being chased by the cops and went through one of those big city parks up there in Portland with the long concrete stairs that go down the hill.
He rode this sidecar rig all the way down those stairs. He said it broke every bottle of bootleg booze, but he got away from the cops. Now THAT's something I'd like to see a picture of!
Evidently, motorcycles are hereditary.
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Old 12-04-2003, 02:54 PM   #123
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My other grandfather (not the one in the picture on my previous post), who grew up in Portland, Oregon, used to run booze for a bootlegger back during prohibition. He ran it in an HD sidecar rig. There's a story he used to tell about running from the cops one night. He was being chased by the cops and went through one of those big city parks up there in Portland with the long concrete stairs that go down the hill.
He rode this sidecar rig all the way down those stairs. He said it broke every bottle of bootleg booze, but he got away from the cops. Now THAT's something I'd like to see a picture of!
Evidently, motorcycles are hereditary.

Cool. You know they used to have a ride/rally/race from seattle up to Rainier and back. Right around the turn of the century, so it was log roads, mud and a little bit of cobblestone the whole way.
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Old 12-04-2003, 03:44 PM   #124
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Great photos, and a great thread!

When the book gets published, I want one!
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Old 12-04-2003, 04:04 PM   #125
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Anyone else how many single digget posters this thread brought out of the woodwork?
Warren is now Officialy world famous.
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Old 12-04-2003, 04:09 PM   #126
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ayurp, a BIG hats off to those guys, & ditto all the other thanx above for posting those shots, bloody inspirational ~ how often do ya see anybuddy doing anything even remotely like that on 11xxGS huh? Or should that be 'on a GSXR'?

A question here Wes, how many of those dudes were WW11 vets? I'm just trying to find a theory for how they got so totally into the 'NO Fear' mindset!

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Old 12-04-2003, 06:55 PM   #127
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Thanks a lot for the information. I looked around a bit to try and find the camera you were using. Think this is it? Later versions weren't collapsable and just looked like a regular 35mm camera.

Outstanding photography!
That is the camera. I still have it. Warren
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Old 12-04-2003, 07:04 PM   #128
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Unbelievable. What a great slice of history. Those photos are of real value - you might want to let the Motor Company know about them - I betcha they'd be interested.

Terrific stuff, very educational and inspirational.

Thanks for sharing them.
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Old 12-04-2003, 07:13 PM   #129
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Would you have time to give us some words on the maintenence you guys had to perform on these bikes and what was the longest trip you ever took?
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Randy..Longest trip, 6000. Went south of Mexico City. First day out rode 19 hours. That was too much. I fell asleep while riding. Went off the road and into the dirt, woke up contolled the bike and made it back onto the road. Found a wide spot next to the road. Rolled out the sleeping bag, ZONK. Have had a few "close" calls. Amazed I am still here. As for maintenence, After every ride washed bike. Checked or changed oil if needed. Lubed all items that required it. Checked brake and clutch adjustments. Removed chain, we did not have sealed rollers on chains then. Soaked chain in kerosine and then heated it in a can of parafin and powered grafite. While chain was hot, hung it up to drain and cool. This left the mixture in the rollers and a film on the chain tha repelled water and dirt. I never bought a chain or sprockets because of this maintenence. Warren
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Old 12-04-2003, 07:20 PM   #130
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Another impressive report by the Webber's!

Here's a shot in the dark:

After WWII, in 1947, my father rode to Evergreen, CO from OH on a 1938 Harley (i'll have to check the year of the harley) Anyway he would talk about riding into the mountains on his days off with some of the locals. Any chance your father was around Evergreen in '47?
He actually rode two up to CO He worked at a resort in Evergreen during the summer of '47 then rode onto Kellogg, ID to work in the silver mines.

I don't have picture one of him on his bike. Ask your dad if he ever rode with a guy from OH named Howard aka Howdy or Abe.

Thanks for the report. I'd like to think that my dad rode with the Webber boys in '47
This is Warren..Started riding in 1948. Many times to Evergreen. Would ride to Evergreen Lake to ice skate. Would come home after dark. Would have been nice to have the heated gear you guys have now. Warren
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Old 12-05-2003, 05:39 AM   #131
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Said wxwax:Those photos are of real value - you might want to let the Motor Company know about them - I betcha they'd be interested.
To hell with the MoCo! There are several motorcycling museums that deserve first dibs - the AMA has one, there's one in Sturgis, another in Texas...

Just think how many people would enjoy seeing those pics. Look at how many already have! The MoCo would just add 'em to their archives, and charge people too much money just to look at 'em!
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Old 12-05-2003, 05:55 AM   #132
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That is the camera. I still have it. Warren
Thank you Warren. I'm going to try and find one of those beauties!

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Old 12-05-2003, 07:31 AM   #133
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I found links back to this thread here

and here

and here

and here.
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Old 12-05-2003, 09:27 AM   #134
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Thumb Respect!!!

Hi Wes,

RESPECT about these pictures, what a dad.

I hope, my children will post my thousands of motorcycling pictures of me.

Since 20 years me and my friends spend holiday together, without women but with enduros.....and mountains and snow ( in july!!!)
...and old forts from the 18th century rigtht here in Europe, France in the Alps, on the way to mediterrain sea.

Many greetings to your great father with this history.


(sorry for my english..... ;o))

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Old 12-05-2003, 09:32 AM   #135
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Hi Wes,

RESPECT about these pictures, what a dad.

I hope, my children will post my thousands of motorcycling pictures of me.

Since 20 years me and my friends spend holiday together, without women but with enduros.....and mountains and snow ( in july!!!)
...and old forts from the 18th century rigtht here in Europe, France in the Alps, on the way to mediterrain sea.

Many greetings to your great father with this history.


(sorry for my english..... ;o))

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