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3/19/2020 8:35 PM

Show and tell time! I don't know about anyone else, but I'm a whole 4 days into working from home and already trying to figure out ways to stay entertained. Post up the oldest pic you can find of yourself on a trip/at the track/riding your bike/something dirtbike related.

I know I have an older film print of myself in the mid 90s on an '88 KX80 somewhere, but this will have to do for now. 1992 RM125 around 1999 or 2000. Either first or second trip ever out to Dove Springs, CA. This area isn't too far off the road and still looks exactly the same. These early trips to the desert are what made me fall in love with dirtbikes and is still the first thing I think of if anyone asks me how I got into the sport. I have many memories of being led on what felt like the longest trail rides having no clue where we were. Those earliest days of "venturing out" are impossible to replicate when you get older.

Untucked jersey? Yikes... Went through the over-the-boot pants phase for a short time after this too.

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James

3/19/2020 8:44 PM

My first 2 bikes, about 6 months apart in 1973.Photo
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3/19/2020 8:46 PM

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3/19/2020 8:51 PM

Eight years old. 1985. Riding my 69 Honda mini trail 50.
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3/19/2020 8:52 PM

I have some older ones but my pops just sent me this the other day.


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3/19/2020 9:12 PM

Sweet pics, gents. Somewhere at home I have some photos of me and my brother in '82 riding our brand new RM80s in the field behind our house. Hopefully I can find them later when I get home.

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3/19/2020 9:18 PM

Dirtydeeds wrote:

I have some older ones but my pops just sent me this the other day.


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That’s funny! My dad just sent me these a few days ago.

Awesome thread James! Photo
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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250-sold :,(
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @hamdaddyof2 & @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, Fasthouse, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

3/19/2020 9:23 PM

Iron city Georgia 1973 Photo

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3/19/2020 9:36 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/20/2020 10:57 AM

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Winning is the best deodorant.

3/19/2020 9:37 PM

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3/19/2020 9:38 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/19/2020 9:41 PM

Dirtydeeds wrote:

I have some older ones but my pops just sent me this the other day.


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mattyhamz2 wrote:

That’s funny! My dad just sent me these a few days ago.

Awesome thread James! Photo
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Hell yeah! How bout the glamour shot with the mullet flowin in the breeze?! Haha




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Edit: yup, pops and I had those shitty levers.





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3/19/2020 9:41 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/19/2020 10:01 PM

Wearin a helmet my brother won, a jersey that some old dude gave us, Kmart jeans and homemade boot savers over gumboots haha.. Got 2nd in the state title runnin that set up haha
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why am I reading this? ..... Oh christ, now I'm posting...... shiiiiiiiit!!

3/19/2020 9:44 PM

Dirtydeeds wrote:

I have some older ones but my pops just sent me this the other day.


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mattyhamz2 wrote:

That’s funny! My dad just sent me these a few days ago.

Awesome thread James! Photo
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Dirtydeeds wrote:

Hell yeah! How bout the glamour shot with the mullet flowin in the breeze?! Haha




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Edit: yup, pops and I had those shitty levers.





Haha!! Those are awesome

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250-sold :,(
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @hamdaddyof2 & @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, Fasthouse, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

3/19/2020 9:53 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/19/2020 9:56 PM

1974. Village Park in Encinitas. XR-75. Jeans with foam knee pads over the top.
I had no idea how cool I was at the time with the Bassani pipe.
Preston Petty tool box/number plate because dad took us to Baja a fair bit. Glory days!!!

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Me and my brother at Valle de Trinidad. He's on a MR-50. We would ride from Valley T up to Mike's with our dad in the van behind us keeping watch. My brother went on to ride the Baja 1,000 something like 22 times, being 250cc class champ a couple times and heading up the Honda B team effort a couple times.
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My brother. Rigid frame QA-50. No helmet. Hang Ten shirt. Punk rock.
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Indian Dunes. Too big for the YZ-80 (the monster shoulder pads don't help. haha) but we couldn't
afford a new bike. And who really cares? Just a kid having a shitload of fun. To this day, I still hold
my feet goofy like that in a turn. Arrrggghh!!! hahahha
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Somewhere in Baja. A ranch just outside of Tecate, I think. Photo






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3/19/2020 10:13 PM

This was taken in around 1975. My first 'dirt' bike was the DT175 and my buddy had the TS250.

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3/19/2020 10:23 PM

Oldest riding picture ? Probably this one. 72' SL 70
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If my son was playing it'd be this one
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If my daughter was playing this one
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Fun thread thanks cool



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3/19/2020 10:41 PM

Damn this is good. Thank you everyone!

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James

3/19/2020 10:44 PM

Edge-Of-Adhesion wrote:

This was taken in around 1975. My first 'dirt' bike was the DT175 and my buddy had the TS250.

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Born To Be Wild !! Reminds me of the rock band...Steppenwolf. cool Rock On !!

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There's something happening here, what it is ain't exactly clear.

3/19/2020 10:44 PM

Hangtown 2006ish. Freshman in High School, with not a worry in the world. Rode damn near everyday that year.


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3/19/2020 11:17 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/19/2020 11:19 PM

To many full face helmets in this thread

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If you love it lube it

3/19/2020 11:21 PM

Hay City, Iowa. October, 1917. Put a hay baler motor in my bicycle and hit the corn fields. Called it a motorbaler. I took an old bell from the school house and made a helmet out of it. Didn't think any of it would catch on. Looks like I was wrong about both the motorbaler and the bell helmet. Photo

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3/19/2020 11:40 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/19/2020 11:41 PM

I love the positivity of these threads. Especially right now.

1979 at Antler Lake, Alberta a legendary track of the Canadian Nationals for many years. Suzuki RM80, I'm 10 years old same as my number. Not sure why my ass is on the saddle, but I bet I got a talking to post-race about it! Pretty sure this race was in late September, based on the tree colours. This is the oldest photo I have at hand, but '79 was my second season of racing and I'd been riding since I was 3.

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Old MXer turned Superfan.

3/19/2020 11:41 PM
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Damn, I hit the wrong button. Let me try this again lol.

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3/19/2020 11:45 PM

77 YZ-80.... my first real motorcycle. Friend was selling it (and the motor had an issue)...mom and pop said, you gotta earn the $$$ for it....did odd jobs around the neighborhood. I think it was about $175.00 IIRC. Had to earn more $$$ to pay for the parts to fix it. ...but Pop did the wrenching to fix it for me....all while teaching me how to work on my own stuff.

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Support those who protect us....our military, law enforcement and 1st responders.



3/19/2020 11:59 PM

Todd D wrote:

Iron city Georgia 1973 Photo

Is that a Yamaha GT80?

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3/20/2020 12:07 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/20/2020 2:15 PM

1980 IT 175. Photo
The trickiest part was my brand new Blue Arai Helmet.

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@TONY351KTM

3/20/2020 12:33 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/20/2020 12:35 AM

Reverse order

1979 YZ80F - Glory year. A grade club champion (As someone mentioned - giant shoulder guards make me look bigger)
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1977 YZ80D - Outgunned by the wealthier kids on 1978 “E” models “With Monoshock!!” Photo

Making motorcycle noises, and “Crossing Up” like the guys in the magazines (Wearing treasured “Kawasaki” T shirt)
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3/20/2020 12:41 AM

1978 yz 80e at our local "Bristol" track...which is now a Fletcher-Jones Mercedes Benz Motorcar dealership in Newport Beach CA.
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3/20/2020 12:53 AM

Tonynz wrote:

1980 IT 175. Photo
The trickiest part was my brand new Blue Arai Helmet.

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@TONY351KTM

3/20/2020 1:10 AM

Does this count?

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