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I was flipping through some old (as in last fall) pictures on my computer last night, and rediscovered pics we took over Thanksgiving when I rode the SV down to Oregon.




That's me on the SV, my Grandpa on the little 250 cruiser, and my Mom on her TW200, making 3 generations for our family. My Grandpa rode like crazy during/after the war and up until my Mom was born, then gave it up cold-turkey at the request/ordering of my Grandma. He's since always been interested in bikes, and when my step-dad bought an old 70's Kawa trail bike, he became a bit, shall we say, reinvigorated.

He convinced my mom to split the cost and they bought the knock-off 250 cruiser, and much to our dismay, he actually rode it around a little bit at age 84 before he decided he didn't have the skills or balance anymore (thankfully). So he, and my parents learning to ride is the real reason I got into this addiction to last year.

So how many generations does your family have that have ridden?
 

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Awesome pic right there. That's too cool.

My dad rode for a bit but after he crashed and ended up with pins in his ankle he stopped. He was really nervous about my brother and I getting bikes but now he wants to get one of those MP3 scooters, since his balance isn't all there anymore. It would be fun to ride with him.
 

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My dad had a bike for a short time right after I was born, but never talked about getting or riding another one. So I would consider myself the 1st ;D
 

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My dad brought home an old Ducati back in 69' in the back of his semi that started the whole addiction.

That bike never ran more than down the block. He and my brother would always end up pushing the thing back to the house. My brother ended up getting a Yamaha 80 that I rode on behind him.

My first bike was a Suzuki 50 that I got when I was 12. I rode until I got married and had kids. Hubby and I had a bike off and on for a while, but not until about 6 years ago did I start seriously riding again. That's where the SV came into the picture.

My son and youngest daughter ride now, plus my hubby. So that makes 4 generations for us. I'm going to be buying the grandbaby a bike when he gets old enough, but that will be a while.
 

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Like my SV, I am second generation. :)

Dad gave me a Yamaha 50 2-smoker when I turned 12... I loved that thing.

I wish I could find them... old pics of Dad on his H-D Sportster, back in the '70s. Classic. I've actually been trying to talk him into getting back into riding again. No luck so far. :(
 

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I guess in this sense I should edit my post that my kids also rides now. 11 yo boy 8 yo boy and my 3 yo girl would take off on the thing in a second if I let her. So I guess I'm 3rd gen. I am Gladius, wait no.....d*mn.
 

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My Dad rides and I ride. He rides an old Kawasaki from the 1980s, I think it's a 450 of some sort. It's just a standard motorcycle. I ride an SV of course.

That's about it for my family.
 

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Awesome pic right there. That's too cool.
Thanks, it was fun to take the pics. I love my Grandpa's expression and leather jacket. On that trip and a few others, he's gone back through his old box of pictures and talked about all the bikes he had during those years. Some of them are classic in their own right, like him riding on the beach on the Oregon coast. He and his friends also did some enduro type races in Oregon and Washington that he has pictures of.

I guess I am Gladius too :p

Those MP3 scoots look like fun. I'm always surprised at how narrow the front track is when I see them on the street.

My dad brought home an old Ducati back in 69' in the back of his semi that started the whole addiction.

That bike never ran more than down the block. He and my brother would always end up pushing the thing back to the house. My brother ended up getting a Yamaha 80 that I rode on behind him.

My first bike was a Suzuki 50 that I got when I was 12. I rode until I got married and had kids. Hubby and I had a bike off and on for a while, but not until about 6 years ago did I start seriously riding again. That's where the SV came into the picture.

My son and youngest daughter ride now, plus my hubby. So that makes 4 generations for us. I'm going to be buying the grandbaby a bike when he gets old enough, but that will be a while.
That's awesome, but am I missing a generation? It seems like 3 to me, until your grandkid starts riding, and then 4. Any pics of the '69 Duc?
 

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I'm it. My sister's husband rode briefly (on a bike he bought from me). One of my nephews had a bike for several years but rarely rode. Other than that, I'm the only rider in the entire extended family.

My wife used to ride two-up with me all the time, but when she got to her late 50's she said she would no longer ride. Too worried about extended healing times as one ages. Bummed me out. She's hardly a rocking chair grandmother, works out regularly, is in excellent physical condition, and still has the figure she had when we married.
 

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First one in my whole family. All of my family/relitives are pretty boring with no hobbies. I'm guessing all of you that are the first are kind of the black sheep?
 

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First generation here

On that trip and a few others, he's gone back through his old box of pictures and talked about all the bikes he had during those years. Some of them are classic in their own right, like him riding on the beach on the Oregon coast. He and his friends also did some enduro type races in Oregon and Washington that he has pictures of.
you need to find a scanner and post those pics.
 

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First generation here



you need to find a scanner and post those pics.
I would like to, but probably won't have the chance until I stop to visit them on my move down to Texas. I'll see what I can do.
 

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My Dad and I both ride, He didn't even have a car for years, just on early 70's Yamaha XS650 that he used to travel all over Oregon and Washington with a Shot gun sticking out of the bed roll attached to the sissy bar no less! Nowadays he has 3 different Harley's. It's tough to decide which one I want to ride first when I go home to visit, I like the softtail deluxe best so far but I def prefer getting back on my SV!
 

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Four for me. I've got a picture of my great-granddad next to (and partially in) the Roanoke river somewhere. I'll have to try to dig it up when I get home. My granddad was a motorcycle cop and later logged a bunch of miles on various non-work related bikes. I think he even rode from Virginia to California once or twice to visit my family when my dad was stationed there. My dad rode a GS650 for a while in the 80s until he went over the hood of a trans-am. He got another bike (an SV650) many years later, a few months after I bought my first bike.
 

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my great grandpa used to race. i wish i had more information about him though. other than that i am the only other one.

my dad would if his wife (my step mom :twisted:) would let him
 
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