- Oct 18, 2018
I had been drafted and my two years was finished in the summer of 68. I had little interest in bikes and a lot of interest in fast cars...bought my first bike, 65 650 BSA in 1972....
Balloons sound better.I was still celebrating beating Germany in the World Cup 2 years earlier
but for biking, I was still sticking a playing card in the spokes of the bicycle to make a noise I reckon
Modern ships with large diesel plants to spin up electric motors seems inefficient, but it's all the rage...... diesel to electric happened on the high sea and now it is our turn....
That is who it was. I only ever saw him beaten once. Ron Toombs beat him at Phillip Island with the four-valve Henderson Matchless 500.Al, that would have ben Kel Carruthers on the 250 Honda 4.
For me in 1968, just married, and bought a 350 Arieal Red Hunter to ride to Bathurst Easter races, ex short circuit race bike, studying and working my Arse off, great times never forget them.
Ah yes the good ole days. In 68, I was on a Schwinn. In 69 got my first ride, 67 CL160. Moved up to CL 450. Read all the Kool Aid about it being fast.My first road bike was in 72, a 1966 Honda CB160. Pretty fast and fun for a 130 pound kid. About the same time my buddy had an Atlas Norton that he let me try. It stopped like shite and vibrated like a paint shaker so I was more than happy with the Enfield Interceptor I traded the Honda in on. ( talk about a warped sense of whats good? ) Fast forward 45 years or so and another buddy let me try his 73 850 Mk2 on a road trip to North Carolina. As soon as we got back home I was on the hunt for a Commando and the 71 T120 was on the block for sale. All my memories of riding back then, no matter the bike are good ones. No wife, no kids, no mortgage, no worries except gas and beer money. Too bad I had to grow up.