What ever you want to call it, reminiscing, memories or like Uncle Rico, from Napoleon Dynamite's quote "Don't you ever wish you could go back?".
I was vacationing back at my old stomping grounds in Nebraska where I grew up on my folks farm. While I was back there I ended up helping my folks clean up from the ending harvest season which ultimately meant putting all my restored and currently ridden bikes into winter storage, to make room for the farm equipment. This meant moving them from the main shop into a dedicated storage shed. Hold on, maybe I better back this up a bit.
Some of my school mates rode as well and in those days we bought bikes for next to nothing. I mean we would alley shop buying bikes out of the trash for as little as $50. We would fixed them, ride them, fixed them, ride them and so on. Sometimes this was easier said than done as this was "B I" or Before Internet, so obsolete parts were not as easily sourced. The phrase “RAMP IT!” seemed to claim a lot of bikes back then. A 1973 Kawasaki 100cc G5 and 1981 Honda CM400 (see below) and a few others suffered this fate.
Fast forward to the future (present). I was getting a bit nostalgic and as I pushed the bikes around I decided to get a group photo of all the old bikes from my past. Each bike has its own little story about it, whether it be how I acquired it or some memorable event while riding it. It should be noted that really none of these bikes are worth much of anything outside of sentimental value, some have historical significance and are collectible for that reason, but most of them I just like for my own personal reasons. Possibly in future articles I might delve into some of the bikes are tell my story about the bikes I own. There may be future videos along these same topic as well. For more motorcycle lifestyle videos check out the main video page by clicking HERE
Feel free to express some of your fond memories of bikes or atvs of your past in the comments area.