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I was sitting in a Wendys parking lot with a couple of my buddies. I was on my 73 X75 Hurricane, one guy was on a 72 Commando, and the other was on a T160. The guy on the T160 said, "We should get a picture of this." Like a dumb ass I said, "Oh you see these bikes everywhere." What a great picture to have now!!!

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Congrats! I rode a bit in the old country in my early 20s. I had a MZ 125 for about a year.
My real riding started when I bought the Florida house 10 years ago. Jersey is not a good riding state .Overall I probably have about 100K of motorcycle riding miles.Still a newbie
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How many miles travelled in 50 years Rayjoe?
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I have no idea. Probably not that many. I rode a lot of off road for years. I owned a 1971 250 Husqvarna for 38 years. I was bummed out for a month after I sold it. I've gone on several long trips but I've never been one to keep track of miles. Three trips from Oregon to Kansas and back. Sturgis in 1979 and 2008 from Oregon. Several others around the Western United States with a buddy. When I was 18 I rode from Leavenworth Kansas to Denver Colorado. Down to Colorado Springs and to the top of Pikes Peak. 1700 miles in a week on a 1972 TS250 Suzuki Savage. Yeah a two stroke! When I got to the top of Pikes Peak people looked at me like I was crazy. I looked around and realized I was the only bike up there.

Even co-owned a TM 250 Suzuki while stationed in Korea. I was an Air Traffic Controller. We got permission from the air field commander and laid out a motocross track between the runway and the taxiway. Used to stand in the control tower with a stop watch and time each other running the track. One day I was in the tower timing my buddy and a helicopter landed short by the tower. An officer got out a ran up to my buddy on the bike. I figured our poop was weak. Next thing I know the officer climbs on the bike and takes a couple of laps. He was the post Chaplain and missed his bike back in the states. Everybody needs some bike therapy now and then.


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Congrats on 50 years if pleasure.

I rode my first "cycle" in 1961. It was a Harley 74 Servi-car. Police trike that a buddy bought at auction. Suicide clutch and hand shifter on left side of the tank. I didn't own my own bike until 1973. New 1973 CB450k.
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A great milestone, 50 Years. I'm still 12 yrs short of that milestone.

I got my first bike, a '72 Honda CL-350, back in 1980. But since then I've never been without a running bike, and there were some times (like now) I had two bikes in the stable.

That said, both wings are currently in various states of dis-assembly for mods.

The first two bikes, although I owned them both for many years, never really logged that many miles annually, probably <3k /yr avg though there were a couple years I took the Suzuki on a trip. There's nothing like having to find a motorcycle parts shop half-way thru your cross-country trip and working in the parking lot changing worn-out drive chain and sprockets!

I don't miss chain-drive one little bit!

Since owning Wings, my annual mileage is up considerably. I figure at this point I've totaled 150K miles on bikes.

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about 1958, my brother and I bought a Cushman Eagle, don't know how old it was at the time, but it ran good.... we put an Iskiederian cam shaft in it, and that upped the top speed from 55 to 85 mph.


I used that scooter for my tour of duty down at Shepherd AFB in Wichita Falls, TX....
I would jump on it and run home to OKC to see my folks once in a while.
It was great for getting me around locally, and my Aunt & Uncle lived in Iowa Park, TX only about 15 miles up the road a bit.


a couple years later, my brother bought a Mustang Scooter/Motorcycle. it has 12 inch wheels on it, ran pretty good for its' size.
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I started riding in 1966 when I was 16, I had a friend that had a Honda, (don't remember what size it was) i would trade him my car for his bike for a few hours, until my mom found out and put a stop to that. After I got out of the Marines and got married in 1972 I bought another bike from a friend a 350 Honda . Them went big time, bought a 72 Honda 750. Since then I have owned more motorcycles than I can remember. I have been in every state except 3 on a Gold Wing, Alaska, Hawaii and North Dakota. As close as I can figure I have about 250,000 miles on Gold Wings. Since my wife hurt her back on 2001 my riding had greatly been reduced.
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