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1/19/2013 4:38 PM

I've always meant to post this - this is one of my dad's old-school riding buddies (who he still rides with today) taken in the late 60s? (right?).

Tell me this isn't one of the coolest moto photos you've seen. Shirt open, open face helmet and throttle to the stop.

This is Gary Milnes from rural Illinois, photo taken by Tom Montgomery. The cool thing is, all of these guys still ride together quite a bit, and I get the opportunity to meet up with them at our annual trip to Taylor Park in Colorado. And they all are still pretty damn fast.

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1/19/2013 4:41 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/19/2013 4:43 PM

Probably 72 or later, I think that's a 72 DT or RT(250 or 360). Love the jersey.

And he's running Pro Tapers. wink

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1/19/2013 5:43 PM

The look on his face.

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1/19/2013 5:46 PM

TX24 wrote:

The look on his face.

Caption time lol

" damn that bong hit has me riding amazing'

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1/19/2013 7:08 PM

TX24 wrote:

The look on his face.

He was known for being a brute animal - I'm guessing he's just looking at the next guy he was going to plow over.

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1/19/2013 7:12 PM

original NFG

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1/19/2013 7:20 PM

I have to agree with you, thats a badass picture!

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Chuck Norris is 1/8th Scottish. This has nothing to do with ancestry, the man ate a fucking Scotsman!

1/19/2013 7:33 PM

Original Gangsta,, Bet this guy would have showed up at the USGP gave them frenchies an lymies a run............

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1/19/2013 7:35 PM

Awesome photo.

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1/19/2013 10:51 PM

MX250, mx version of the DT250 but a far step behind the YZ250 that came out in 1974

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The older I get, the faster I was.

1/19/2013 11:36 PM

captmoto wrote:

MX250, mx version of the DT250 but a far step behind the YZ250 that came out in 1974

It was called the DT2-MX. Evolved into the MX, then the YZ. At one point both the MX and the YZ were in Yamaha's line up.

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Chuck Norris is 1/8th Scottish. This has nothing to do with ancestry, the man ate a fucking Scotsman!

1/19/2013 11:54 PM

mx250 yamaha 1972/3?

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1/19/2013 11:56 PM

TerryK wrote:

It was called the DT2-MX. Evolved into the MX, then the YZ. At one point both the MX and the YZ were in Yamaha's line up.

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sorry tk...but the yz shared nothing with the mx/dt yamaha series...not one thing.

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1/19/2013 11:56 PM

RandyS wrote:

Probably 72 or later, I think that's a 72 DT or RT(250 or 360). Love the jersey.

And he's running Pro Tapers. wink

inter-am bars

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1/20/2013 6:04 AM

Awesome photo.

I started out on a Yamaha MX100. It was a good 1st bike. They were all white back then. A year later I moved up to a YZ80.

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1/20/2013 10:18 AM

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I took the liberty of cleaning it up a bit.

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1/20/2013 12:09 PM

Bigfoot wrote:

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I took the liberty of cleaning it up a bit.

Picture appears to be backwards as the pipe is on the wrong side. Still an awesome picsmile

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Germany 1975 250 CZ Centerport, laydown shocks, mikuni with reed valve, Marzocchi forks with me as the motopilot

1/20/2013 12:20 PM
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Bigfoot wrote:

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I took the liberty of cleaning it up a bit.

Tim507 wrote:

Picture appears to be backwards as the pipe is on the wrong side. Still an awesome picsmile

I think it's right,the levers are all right sides,clutch on the left etc

Great shot!

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(I also regret my username,funny at the time "you had to be there..")

1/20/2013 12:25 PM

Bigfoot wrote:

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I took the liberty of cleaning it up a bit.

Tim507 wrote:

Picture appears to be backwards as the pipe is on the wrong side. Still an awesome picsmile

PressPassP wrote:

I think it's right,the levers are all right sides,clutch on the left etc

Great shot!

But there is always some know-it-all out there

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1/20/2013 12:51 PM

Awesome picture. I wouldn't want to look back and see that guy bearing down on me!

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1/20/2013 1:45 PM

Back then you had to "grow" your face protection! Doesn't look like they were taping nipples back then either...least not the left one's...lol.

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1/20/2013 1:47 PM

That reminded me of this pic of my old man. Early 70's .....I think LaRue Ohio.

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1/20/2013 2:27 PM

Wolfman wrote:

Awesome picture. I wouldn't want to look back and see that guy bearing down on me!

reminds me of the first time I raced vet-B.

I pull up to the line next to this dude who looked similar to the above cat. His buddy was holding his bike while he smoked a cig staring down the first turn. He glared at me while I shook a bit in my boots. Luckily, my 500 got the start and I didn't have to worry about him until the 2nd moto. laughing

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1/21/2013 12:54 PM

JB 19 wrote:

That reminded me of this pic of my old man. Early 70's .....I think LaRue Ohio.

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Joey, funny thing is a couple of years after this picture of your dad was taken your Dad rode a Yamaha exactly like that.. put a picture on here from mxa calender of the start at the daytona supercross he was riding a mx 73 yamaha

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1/21/2013 1:25 PM

Pictures badass! It would look good on the back of a t-shirt.

And great story wildbill.

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" You thank whoever is up there, every morning you open your eyes, an everyday you can put your body on a motorcycle, thats pretty good enough for me" -Lars Larson

1/21/2013 1:38 PM

captmoto wrote:

MX250, mx version of the DT250 but a far step behind the YZ250 that came out in 1974

TerryK wrote:

It was called the DT2-MX. Evolved into the MX, then the YZ. At one point both the MX and the YZ were in Yamaha's line up.

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BobbyM wrote:

sorry tk...but the yz shared nothing with the mx/dt yamaha series...not one thing.

I didn't say it shared anything Bobby.

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Chuck Norris is 1/8th Scottish. This has nothing to do with ancestry, the man ate a fucking Scotsman!

1/21/2013 2:18 PM

Barcia in a former life ...

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1/21/2013 2:59 PM

How many of you rocked a kidney belt like that back in the day? I sure had one of those bad boys!

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"If you don't put your work ahead of your talent, you won't win." Mike Babcock

1/21/2013 3:52 PM

I have no idea who is in this pic, but it sure fits this thread. It was on a disc of photos someone gave me. The dude on the white framed orange glassed Montesa Cappra is in the zone. The old DT/MX Yamaha has style for miles.Good times for sure.


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1/23/2013 6:06 PM

Bumping this thread because some the OG's around here should post some personal shots they have laying around. It seems like it would have been such a cool time to be young.

.......Jim, I knew you could could clear up any history as far as time lines and what bikes.

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