I remember when

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Dave31, May 27, 2012.

  1. Dave31

    Dave31 Moderator
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    I remember when I first started riding MABs they were illegal. And I rode for two years before I even knew.

    I remember when my butt would be sore for days. Now I can ride everyday for hours and my butt never hurts.

    I remember when I was always stopped on my Della Cruz and asked "Is that from the 1800s?" "Did you restore that yourself?"

    I remember when I was always stopped and asked if I will build one or sale one.

    I remember when there was only one vendor online.

    I remember that first ride, what a thrill it was.

    I remember when engine kits where $120 with shipping and I thought that was too much.

    I remember the fight against city council to unbanned motorized bicycles

    I remember when Death Race was on public streets.

    I remember when I used to carry enough tools to build a whole new bike on the side of the road. Now most of the time I carry nothing but water.

    I remember when this forum first started.

    I remember when I used to mount my motors with rubber.

    I remember getting pissed off with MAbs and saying "I will never build or ride one of these damn things again". All these years later I am still building them and riding them.

    I remember quitting as a moderator several times, but yet I am still here.

    I remember when I thought 23mph was fast on a bicycle, now speeds above 45+ mph is nothing.
     
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    Wow, you have been around the block a few times.. On a MB that is...

    Glad you're still here, Dave...
     
  3. Dan

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    That is purty awesome Dave.



    (lol, I remember when your name was fairracing)

    ((I really remember the pics of one of your crashes))
     
  4. Ilikeabikea

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    I remember when you became a mod, and like Dan remembers you were fairracing 31.....
     
  5. 2door

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    I remember when you won 1st place. You looked so happy and we were all so proud of you. :)

    Tom
     

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  6. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    I remember when I first came to this forum, there were less than than 300 members here... Today there are almost 36,000!!! WOW!! :eek:
     
  7. Goat Herder

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    I remember when this forum first started man this forum has grown. Say Fairracing looks so happy in that picture(^)
     
  8. Allen_Wrench

    Allen_Wrench Resident Mad Scientist

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    Thanks guys. I'm feeling younger already!
     
  9. Dave31

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    I remember when we called our MABs Riquimbili...

    Riquimbili: A term coined in Cuba to describe a certain kind of motor powered 2 wheeled vehicles that started their life as bicycles.
     
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    Wow!

    u guys can remember!

    full points!
    rc
     
  11. Dave31

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    I remember we hated the term Happy Time, and Deacon started calling them China Girls. Now almost all of us call the 2-stroke kits China Girls
     
  12. 2door

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    And I remember when Dan wanted to know "how to mount a "China Girl" :)

    Tom
     
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    I remember when I said I would never wear spandex, and now I find myself wearing a spandex shoulder brace.
     

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    I remember when Deacon was interviewed about his motorized bicycle and they even did a video of him riding his "China Girl".....
     
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    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    I remember when David nick-named me "Godfather of Motorized Bicycles".
     
  16. Goat Herder

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    I Remember when Joe only had like 500 posts.;)
     
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    I remember my first ride- didn't like it all that much-

    Didn't feel like I had enough control- too much noise.
    getting a dual brake lever and replacing the cruiser bars was the big first step in the right direction .
    A better gearing and better rolling tires took out the viration quite a bit then.

    Got rid of some of the noise eventually with a longer pipe and sound dampeners, but otherwise just live with a little better- never really open it wide open and get good solid 25-30 mph with no special set-up.

    I also recall the Death Race on the open roads and thought the name silly, while reading threads about getting hassled by cops and authorities.

    Still think we need a big cross country tour.
     
  18. Goat Herder

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    http://motorbicycling.com/showthread.php?t=2145

    Yeah I remember that too, I wish we had saved the video.
     
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