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Old 11-21-2012, 10:05 PM   #1
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Are bikes part of your family history?

My dad came home from hospital in my grandfathers Harley sidecar in 1926.This is him in the early 50's on his AJS 500, he rode all over Eastern Australia on all dirt roads.
Then he met mum who was an original adventure rider,that's her on her Ambassador 125 2 stroke called Storkie.
Mum and her friend who were both nurses rode from Brisbane to Cairns and back in the early 50's, the tar finished at Aspley ,and the bridges not long after.At most Towns the local paper would write a story about them as it was unheard of for young women to ride bikes let alone un-escorted. Mum also rode solo from Brisbane to Adelaide and back and any where else she pleased. It makes me laugh when I read about guys asking do I need a Spot tracker,sat phone,gps etc.Mum's still going strong at 83 and goes traveling solo and always stays at backpackers
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:14 AM   #2
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Great thread.

I have a picture of my Grandfather in the 1930's on his Rudge, also of my Dad in the 60's on his BSA and one of me in '79 on my CB 200.

Just got to locate them and I'll post them up (if I can work out how to do it).

My Grandfather rode all over the UK and Europe in the 30's. Believe it or not quite a few roads were dirt in the UK back then.

A flat cap, a pair of flying goggles and an ex army great coat was the fashion of the day.

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Old 11-22-2012, 12:46 AM   #3
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My dad( that him with the Hessian bag and crouched doing adjustments) race back in the 50's and held the lap record at Phillip island back before it was refurbished. Also beat Tommy Phillis back before Phillis went on to be world champion.

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Old 11-22-2012, 01:13 AM   #4
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my grandfather Frank Malouf (on bike) used to race sliders in England and Australia

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Old 11-22-2012, 01:14 AM   #5
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Why yes, Yes they are. Heres a pic of my Grandfather with his 1919 Lewis, taken in Maryborough QLD in 1919

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Old 11-22-2012, 01:16 AM   #6
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Bloody awesome photo's, our generation seem pretty soft when ya look back
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:20 AM   #7
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Bloody awesome photo's, our generation seem pretty soft when ya look back
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:34 AM   #8
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Are bikes part of your family history?

The postman that delivered my adoption papers rode a CT 110...

... does that count...?
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:43 AM   #9
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The postman that delivered my adoption papers rode a CT 110...

... does that count...?
I think that same postman was my father...........
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:16 AM   #10
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Not sure if this really counts, he's my wifes cousin so I married into a motorcycle family?

http://victorsoussan.com.au/
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:29 AM   #11
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Not sure if this really counts, he's my wifes cousin so I married into a motorcycle family?

http://victorsoussan.com.au/
May not count, but good bragging rights all the same........

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Old 11-22-2012, 04:07 AM   #12
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Non in my history, but I'm doing my best to make it part of my history.
Maybe this photo is the start, in 40 years time my daughter might reflect back on the other day when I dropped her off at her year 12 formal on my Tenere
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:13 AM   #13
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The postman that delivered my adoption papers rode a CT 110...

... does that count...?



is that ALL he delivered Troy
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:23 AM   #14
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Some really good old photo,s there fellas .

Troy I am really your father, hellow son..
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:19 PM   #15
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Yeah, bikes in the family here too, both as transport and in infamy......

My uncle sent me over an XR75 for my 14th birthday, I didn't even know about it coz my dad sent it back, said later he didn't want any "influence" on my upbringing!

This would be the same uncle that was undefeated in street racing around Perth and later Sydney in the late '60s & early '70s (not that I condone such behaviour of course). The same uncle that took me to 90mph on his BMW R90S for my 9th birthday (and then had to run from dad when we stopped........).

And that would also be the same dad of mine that rode hotrod Lammies with bright green and bright pink socks in the early '60s, the same dad who flipped a Kwaka Mach3 leaving the pub one night when I was in my early teens, the same dad who got booked for doing 102mph on his CX500 on a test ride from the dealer (shit, I didn't even know they went that fast!).......yes he bought the thing.

My Opa back in Holland rode an old BMW clunking something or other while he was out at night blowing up trains during "the war", so I spose that counts too!

My eldest daughter is learning to ride, my other daughter is the only person I know to have passed the braking test on her scooter when 16 by doing a perfect rolling stoppie (bloody smart-arse, that's my girl!), and my son has ridden and pranged the things for a while too. If my younger son ever gets on a bike, God help us all (he's 4), he has no fear and is built of granite, so doesn't get hurt, the sooner I get him away from bikes the better I think.

Bloody great fun are motorbisickles!
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