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Dedicated or just crazy

Just read this post on a bike-specific forum and was floored at the pictures. To me, these guys had a level of dedication I haven't seen in some time. Particularly interesting to me was the mountain pass shot, and as the note points out, the bike had a foot clutch

These pics look familiar to any of you more "senior" folks?

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I saw that same post last week and I saved every single photo. Talk about a group of hard core guys.

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i've never seen a harley do that before.

definately hard core. what a bunch of squids! no helmets.

did you notice that his dad kinda looks like Sean Penn?

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EXCELLENT PICTURES!!!!
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I would love to grab a beer with those guys and listen to their stories. I am sure they had sweet experiences back in the day.


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That is back in my time of riding like 5 yrs after I started. In our area most had shifted to Brit irons for dirt riding & even street. A group of us were deep into most forms of competition & we had some of the first dirt comp irons from the UK along with modifications to street bikes so they were competitive in dirt comp & yes even road raceing. Yet a few times I saw an almost stock HD with crash bars front & rear to even saddle bags actually trying to compete in dirt comp. So VERY Club like & a maze of fun.

Riding gear was almost identical though by '48 I was wearing Brit Barbour & Sons waxed cotten m/c gear basically as a jacket while trousers were jeans or ex-army wool battle dress pants. Crash helmet was the "puddin' basin" thing in AMA & CMA events like flat tracking, dirt hill climbing , Scrambling (MX), Enduro, & Cross Country. YET often in hill climbing I would see older Americans wearing an O-L-D football leather helmet that would date back to the 30s!!!!!!!
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