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post #1 of 11 Old Feb 9th, 2010, 8:25 pm Thread Starter
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Real Motorcycle Riders

Has anyone seen these? Hopefully not repeating "old news."

Found these pics on another forum and was very impressed with these rider's skills from the 50's.

http://mrkensbikerlifestyle.com/?p=35
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post #2 of 11 Old Feb 9th, 2010, 9:40 pm
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Obviously nobody told them they 'couldn't do it'.................right?..............
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Thanks for sharing.

Great stuff.

What a group of guys! Nice pictures from back in the day.

Again thanks for sharing your find.

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I am told this is tame when compared to training for military applications.. With the benefit of mounted firearms.
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Some of those were posted over on the Adventure Rider Forum, but cool to see again. Really puts adventure riding in perspective.

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Did you notice those bikes were hardtails they were jumping?
Some of that stuff people think twice about taking their dirt bikes.
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I guess that part of it is that they had just conquered the entire world (as a generation, if not personally) and you are right, nobody told them they couldn't do it.

The same folks changed the entire layout of the country, from where folks lived, to what they could do. I think that Tom Brokaw got it right.

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Wow, those pictures are just priceless! Thank you for sharing that and thank you to that photographer from the 50's.

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Here's my trek into the area of those standout gentleman from the 50's. I boldly left the highway, between Nederland and Ward, CO, and onto the gravel shoulder with my Boulder buddy's Road King.



Have fun,
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Great collection! Thanks for sharing. No iPods, Bluetooth, GPS, cell phones, etc., just some serious riding and pushing every corner of the envelope.

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Very nice stuff.. Thanks for sharing with us..
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