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Old 07-25-2014, 09:18 AM   #31
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And, nobody wore a "helmet" to ride a bicycle.
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Old 07-25-2014, 03:09 PM   #32
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Old 07-25-2014, 08:02 PM   #33
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And, nobody wore a "helmet" to ride a bicycle.
I made it all the way thru the 70's and 80's without seeing a single kid wearin a helmet while bicycle riding. It was a real WTF moment the first time I saw that...musta been somewheres around the mid-90's...
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Old 07-25-2014, 09:02 PM   #34
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Bet that kid still has scars from that! Surely it burst into pieces when he landed. Mine was pretty tuff. I tried to wear the tires out sliding it around the apt complex. Plastics slides well on painted concrete.
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Old 07-25-2014, 09:39 PM   #35
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We didn't need $10,000 dirt bikes with lights to ride around on dirt roads.
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Old 08-05-2014, 11:32 AM   #36
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...We made our own "dirt bikes" and all used the same engine design. A clothespin and a baseball card. No spark arrestor needed. The horsepower changed depending on how you felt. And we liked it!

Now that I think about it, we probably should have saved those baseball cards as they were most likely the collectable ones worth 100's of thousands of dollars.
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Old 08-05-2014, 03:40 PM   #37
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We used playing cards, only the rich kids used baseball cards.
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Old 08-05-2014, 03:44 PM   #38
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I made it all the way thru the 70's and 80's without seeing a single kid wearin a helmet while bicycle riding. It was a real WTF moment the first time I saw that...musta been somewheres around the mid-90's...
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Old 08-11-2014, 09:32 AM   #39
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The gas pumps could only register up to 50 cents a gallon.
A Datsun pickup cost less than $2,000.00.
I made about $3.00 an hour and bought a house and a car.
We thought a 400 CC bike was good road machine. At Daytona only about one in four bikes were Harleys.
Damn I feel old.
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Old 08-11-2014, 04:33 PM   #40
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Well, you are old!

Just messing with you. I will add that you grew up in a better time in America. I often wish I had been around in those days.
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Old 08-11-2014, 04:43 PM   #41
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when we got thirsty, we drank directly from the garden hose...
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Old 08-11-2014, 05:08 PM   #42
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I will have to echo Turtletownman on this.

The gas wars kept prices between $.23 and .$26 per gallon.
A new Mustang pony was $2800
The 750 Honda was the biggest improvement in motorcycles in decades and was a rocket ship.
Triumph's could not be made to run reliably.
I could drive my 67 GT390 Mustang fastback all week for a couple of bucks.
I could walk a 1/2 mile to the park without my Mom getting arrested.

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Old 08-11-2014, 05:16 PM   #43
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I remember coming home from grade school and changing out of my uniform (yea Catholic School) and into a pair of shorts. No shoes no shirt. I was gone till dark - mommy didn't know where I was but wasn't worried. I always managed to show up for dinner. Got hosed down outside to get sweat and grim off - clean pair of shorts- dirty ones saved for tomorrow. We watched black and white tv while mon and dad smoked cigs all through fried food dinner. Oh yea and "children were meant to be seen and not heard". Every hear that one.

You had to listen to the number of rings on the party line before answering.
Gas was 26cents and McDonalds was 15cents a hamburger.

BUT I still prefer NOW! Sorry but I live a better life now than dem good old days.

You guys are talking 70/80s.... Im talking 50s....
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Old 08-14-2014, 02:04 PM   #44
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when we got thirsty, we drank directly from the garden hose...
Yup, can still taste rubber.....
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Old 08-14-2014, 02:19 PM   #45
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Oh yea and "children were meant to be seen and not heard". Every hear that one..

I remember that saying.... but long after you did.... :P
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