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3/20/2020 7:53 AM

1974 with the 250 Elsinore

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3/20/2020 8:11 AM

93ish St Joe park in MO me and my dad

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3/20/2020 8:19 AM

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34 years ago, Dean Baker on the Honda in background brought us to the track sometimes.
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I don't have to be as smart as you hope to be some day anymore. wink

3/20/2020 8:45 AM

Greensboro, NC 1971. Probably the only Japanese-American in the state at the time. lol

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1973

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3/20/2020 8:49 AM

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3/20/2020 8:51 AM

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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My dad had that same bike. Is it gold paint on the tank?

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Braaapin' aint easy.

3/20/2020 8:59 AM


Carlsbad Raceway 1973 125 Beginner
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Indian Dunes 1974 125 Novice
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3/20/2020 9:21 AM
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This is the oldest picture I could find of me actually riding. I remember finally talking my sister into snapping a few for me on my Pentax 35mm. I am on my 1980 CR-80 spinning laps on a track I made in our yard. All the jumps and berms I made by taking dirt out of the cornfield with a shovel and wheelbarrow! Oh I miss those days!! Photo

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3/20/2020 9:31 AM

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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Falcon wrote:

My dad had that same bike. Is it gold paint on the tank?

Yep and it looked great before my mate (sitting on it) put a dent in it that very day when he dropped it onto a tree stump. I was well pissed!

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I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not so sure.

3/20/2020 9:35 AM

Indian_Dunes_4ever wrote:

77 YZ-80.... my first real motorcycle. Friend was selling it (and the motor had an issue)...mom and pop said, you gotta earn ...more

Man, that is straight up valuable life lessons you learned there. Work, reward, skills, family bond. Wonderful!!!

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3/20/2020 9:41 AM

1983ish, first bike

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3/20/2020 9:45 AM
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1968 Huntington Beach Ca. I am in the middle.
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1981. My mom had passed away on Harris grade just past Cook's Corner and a few months later my older brother took me to this race. It was this race that began an addiction/passion for the sport that still exists today. One detail most people don't know is that Hannah actually turned back into Howerton and tried to yank him off the bike by wrapping his hands around his waist. He was unsuccessful and when his right hand came down it landed in the spokes of Howerton's rear wheel.
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3/20/2020 9:51 AM

mxracer106 wrote:

This is the oldest picture I could find of me actually riding. I remember finally talking my sister into snapping a few for me ...more

Even back then you had style....

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3/20/2020 9:58 AM

1978 Jr 50 Photo

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3/20/2020 10:37 AM
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mxracer106 wrote:

This is the oldest picture I could find of me actually riding. I remember finally talking my sister into snapping a few for me ...more

davis1650 wrote:

Even back then you had style....

Ha! Thanks Tad!!

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3/20/2020 10:43 AM

FWYT wrote:

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 ...more

I remember racing at Village Park in Encinitas around 76. It was a one off Scrambles. We rode at the pits near there also in Olivenhain in the early 70's It was a great place to grow up in.

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3/20/2020 11:48 AM

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1968 or 69, I'm not sure. My dad missed out on getting me a K0 so I had to wait until they shipped the K1s. 1969 Z50K1, this picture was taken my first day.
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3/20/2020 12:02 PM

1972-73 My1st race Just before the start of the uphill at Carlsbad on my 72 CZ 250Photoat
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3/20/2020 12:04 PM

Early days of racing Novice at Saddleback on my 77 RM--check out the kickstand! laughing

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I liked those bikes so much after I wore out the first one, I bought another and my parents never knew! cheerful
Intermediate days practicing at our favorite track we made.

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3/20/2020 12:42 PM

dirtbikemike wrote:

1974 with the 250 Elsinore

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How much for the van?

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3/20/2020 12:45 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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Haha I can see a few of those are oatfield Mx. I was just there a few weeks ago for the mammoth qualifiers

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3/20/2020 12:57 PM
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1974 - Winchester Indiana.
On the outside / '73 Elsinore 125
Orange street helmet / Jeans & a T-shirt / construction boots, & likely a crushed pack of cigarettes in my pocket.
Electrical tape # 11 for obvious reasons.

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3/20/2020 1:04 PM
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I'm not nearly as old as some members on here but I'll play along. Right out of high school I picked up a blown up 99 KX250 for $500 (2010ish). After a rebuild and a couple heat cycles i had to go try it out even if there was still a foot of snow.
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3/20/2020 1:07 PM

cz2crf2wc wrote:

I remember racing at Village Park in Encinitas around 76. It was a one off Scrambles. We rode at the pits near there also in ...more

Did you grow up in that area? I probably rode that same race.

Did you know an AMA race was held in the Olivenhain area in, I think, the late 60's? Let me see if I can dig up the clip..

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3/20/2020 1:13 PM
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1990 Seattle intl raceway
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3/20/2020 1:20 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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Mxracer607 wrote:

Haha I can see a few of those are oatfield Mx. I was just there a few weeks ago for the mammoth qualifiers

Yep! Raced there a lot between 98 and 2000. My family and I drove up north for every GFI North series back then.

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3/20/2020 1:34 PM

2003 on a xr 70, still have the bike as my pit bike today.
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3/20/2020 1:40 PM

rosebud441 wrote:

1990 Seattle intl raceway
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I have a trophy from SIR in 1990!

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3/20/2020 1:44 PM

myself at Hialeah florida ..ama race 1972
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3/20/2020 1:47 PM

1990, Pearl, MS, need to find my older photo albums from Oklahoma before the move to Mississippi.. Photo
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