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Your First Motorcycle Memory

My first motorcycle memory was Pre Kindergarden. My father was a professor who had two college students baby-sit me. They had a bike and gave me a ride. They must have been afraid I would let go because they put me up on the drivers shoulders. I think the rider on the back helped support me. I remember feeling like I was flying. Its one of my earliest memories period.
My parents never knew about this until 15 years later. I told my Dad about it when, against his wishes, I bought my first bike. He remembered the two motorcycling students and didn't give me any more grieve about buying a bike.
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when i was really young im guessing 5 or 6 maybe a little older i remeber going to the baseball park with my dad to watch him play softball at the tourney's and one time i saw two sportbikes parked by eachother...one was a ninja...and ever since then i always wanted a sportbike
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My first step father had one. The first time we went for a ride I think I was 6. I had a blast. I knew that I was hooked then. When I got older I knew that I wanted one.

Luckily I started out small before I got the VFR.

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I was 5 or 6 and my dad had a Honda CL70. He would put me on the tank and my mom on the back and I would hold onto the crossbar of the handlebars while we rode around the old dirt roads around our house.

I ended up learning to ride on that bike years later.

Now my mom wonders why I love to ride so much. She should know, she was there too.

I can't wait till my daughter is old enough to ride pillion so I can take her riding with me.

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I was probably about 12 when i took my friends bike for a ride around his back yard. AFter i stopped I couldn't get the bike moving again. He comes over and straddles the front tire and yells, "you forgot to put it in gear". I nod my head, put it in hear and run his stupid ass over. Ah the good old days

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I was probably about 12 when i took my friends bike for a ride around his back yard. AFter i stopped I couldn't get the bike moving again. He comes over and straddles the front tire and yells, "you forgot to put it in gear". I nod my head, put it in hear and run his stupid ass over. Ah the good old days


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Hmmm....my cousin had a 50cc scoot for a while which was funwhen we were like 10 to 12-ish, but I didn't get bitten by the bug until just before graduating college. I bought my first bike as a graduation present to myself.

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I really did not get bit until my friend took me out dirt biking in 97. I had never ridden a bike on my own. I was riding this 80cc Supercross bike. My buddy was standing next to me as I was letting out the clutch.... I gave it too much gas, bike came out from under me, I was holding on to the handlebars, luckily it flew up in the air and came down next to me, while still being held up.

I looked at me buddy, his reaction "That's called the powerban" I gave him the

I want to go again, I think I might be a little better at it this time.

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I was probably 6 or 7 and my best friends parents had gotten him a little 50cc honda... so he showed me what's what then let me ride it in a pasture on his farm... so I head out.... and he's running after me... then all of a sudden he yells SHIFT!... so I squeze the cluch.... shift and release the cluch....but forgot to let off the GAS the bike shot out from under me... and I landed flat on my A$$ in a huge pile of cow sheit!.... the only thing hurt was my pride... well and my new hammer pants were ruined! lol.... Man... I miss hammer pants!

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That would be back in 1937 & there was an airshow going on with chaps barnstorming (I simplly love the old byplanes then & even now).

Was quite gusty & chap jumped out of an aircraft, chute opened up only wind was taking him to a sharp pointed picket fence only some chaps & my Dad grab him chute & all to stop the dramatic injuries & probably was hurt for he landed amongst parked cars & said fence -----in those days cars were made of some pretty tough metals.

Still the bugger did a bit later on in the show only was on the ground & being dragged as he could not collapse the chute till this RED INDIAN m/c drove into the chute to collapse & probably ruin it ----so my first indication of a m/c. For it did perk up the then 7 yr old as to something different to cages, trucks, tractors, cats, big old shovels, horses & teams of horses, & bicycles.
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