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Old 09-28-2010, 07:17 AM
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The Boy Who Never Grew Up
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: northeastern Minnesota
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Default Re: Glad I found the site

Welcome to the forum. Yes, I wanted a motorbike so badly as a boy. I would see Whizzer ads in magazines like Popular Mechanics and even ads for little bumblebee motors, I think they were called, which were friction drive and fit on the front fork. It took more pop bottle to cash in than I could find to buy one so like everybody else, put playing cards against the spokes held on to the frame with clothes pins. Sounded kindalittlebit like a motor and great gas mileage. I had to wait half a century to get my first motor and have now satisfied the 12 year old who is the real me, wind in the face, smilin', smilin'. Ha!
Someday when I grow up I will probably lose interest in toys with wheels, but until then...
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