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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-26-2017, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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Favorite Motorcycle Memory?

What is your favorite motorcycle memory?

Yesterday I was going through some old photos. Today I went to a local motorcycle show. So it got me to thinking about a new riding season and new memories to be made.

I want to hear from all of you about your favorite motorcycle memory! I'm sure that we all have had several awesome motorcycle moments. Maybe it was the feeling you had when you first learn to ride. Maybe it was a long ride with a long time friend. Maybe you shared your love of motorcycles with a family member. Just pick one memory and describe it all in detail. I want to hear it!!!

One of my favorite memories, thus far, was camping at Laconia Bike Week in New Hampshire with my brother. I kidnapped him for his birthday and booked a campsite. We get along pretty well. It was so chill, just the two of us, and we had such a great time. It was so cool to bond with my little bro over the loud roar of choppers, and what-nots, rollin' down that strip. We saw fireworks over the water. The weather was beautiful, and he said it was one of the best birthdays he ever had.

So that's one of my best motorcycle memories thus far. But tell me yours. Tell me an awesome memory. And let's all get psyched for another riding season!!

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The one Im riding when you ask me :^)

I loved my Yamaha IT175 enduro bike. Happened to flip channels across METV last night and Wonder Woman was riding my old blue 1978 IT175. I had a blast with that thing..... but I dont want another one. Like my cruiser now.

I have heard that all the cells in our body are completely replaced roughly every seven years. So every 7 years we are literally new people, and the last body that we had is dead and gone and passed out as waste one cell at time. (kinda makes funerals seem a little odd, that the last body we own gets buried, the rest go down the toilet...)

But the point is, everything is in a continuous state of change, including us.
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not all cells die and get replaced, brain cells that die never grow back, i'm not sure about some of our internals but i think some of those that die may also be lost forever, my best memories of riding were back when i was young and unmarried, without a care in the world

dumb bikers don't get to be old bikers

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Hahaha. KCW, I've not heard that about cells of the body. Interesting. - Just Googled that bike. Kinda like a dirtbike or dual sport? Looks fun!

Pauli, any particular memory/sensation stick out? Or just the freedom aspect?

(I'll confess I love the freedom of being single.)

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Yamaha called the IT the international trials bike, but it was not a "trials" bike if you know what that is.

It is a dirt bike designed more for riding through the woods or the desert, more than riding around in circles on a dirt track.

It had a head light and tail light, but no turn signals or brake light or horn, so it was not street legal.
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Hahaha. KCW, I've not heard that about cells of the body. Interesting. - Just Googled that bike. Kinda like a dirtbike or dual sport? Looks fun!

Pauli, any particular memory/sensation stick out? Or just the freedom aspect?

(I'll confess I love the freedom of being single.)

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once i rode to top of a mountain with a girl who later became my wife, we spent most of day up there it was so perfect, it was the day i asked and she said yes, we've been separated 20 years but still really good friends, she's happy with someone now and me i'm still looking but in no real hurry

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once i rode to top of a mountain with a girl who later became my wife, we spent most of day up there it was so perfect, it was the day i asked and she said yes, we've been separated 20 years but still really good friends, she's happy with someone now and me i'm still looking but in no real hurry
Sounds like a great day for a proposal. Very nice. Good memory. Life memory!

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Very cool KCW. I like the looks of it. I've really been wanting a dual sport. Something small and street legal that I can get off the beaten track with on lands nearby.

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My favorite time was teaching my four sons to ride. This is a picture of my youngest in 1980 on my bike. Only one on my sons now ride as an adult but they always talk about that time in thier life. Right up there as my favorite are the current rides with my wife. We go on 4 or 5 one day long rides a year of 250 miles or more. This is a great topic. I know I missed some favorite ride but must have been over 7 years ago, ha ha.

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Been riding for 12 years but only day trips. Last year a friend and I did a week long adventure and we both loved it. We had no set plans, just a rough idea of where we wanted to go and we ventured off course quite a few times. What was supposed to be a 5 day trip turned into 7 days and yes we got lost a few times. But it was a true adventure and was a great feeling to get up every morning and decide which way to point the motorcycle and just go.

Really made me feel free and without a care in the world. Can't wait to get back in the saddle and do it again this season.
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