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« on: January 08, 2009, 03:19:34 PM »

When I was back home in Scotland I found some old photos from my youth. Here are a couple of classics...more when I get them scanned in. I was 21, came to upstate NY to work at a richs kids Sports Academy. I wanted to do a cross-country road trip so bought a 1975/76 CB750 from a guy in CT - he brought it to upstate NY to sell to me! After the short test ride I had a huge grin...this was the bike for me...the summer of 1992. After taking my g/f at the time to Cape Cod, we shot down the highway to NY and rode down 5th Avenue to a hostel on 29th Street where the bike was parked on the sidewalk and we went exploring...a day or so later I picked my brother up at Newark airport and brought him back to the city along the highway at night seeing NY for the first time....he was terrified on the back!  Grin

This is a shot of me (he had the orange helmet) on the Blue Ridge Parkway...



Made it as far as the Grand Canyon then turned Eastwards through Monument Valley...boots tied to the back of the bike were lizard-tipped cowboy boots picked up in a second-hand store in upstate NY - brand new for only $20...must have been dead-mans boots  Wink Still have them to this day....



More pics soon...

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Andy

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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2009, 06:00:14 PM »

Andy,

 Great pics!! Can't wait to see more of the pics! What a hippie!! How many miles was the whole trip and how many days did you take to do it?

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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2009, 06:48:58 PM »

Andy,

 Great pics!! Can't wait to see more of the pics! What a hippie!! How many miles was the whole trip and how many days did you take to do it?

Phil

Yeah it really was a great trip...whole trip was maybe 7000 miles, 3 weeks...i wasnt really so good at record keeping then but it was around 7000 miles -Cape Cod, MA to Memphis, TN - Oklahoma City, Ok (tropical storm) - Ozarks, Ok - Panhandle, TX, Las Vegas New Mexico, Painted desert, Az, Apache reservation, Az, Flagstaff, Az then headed out through Wolf Creek Pass (10,000+ ft) in Rockies, CO before the corn fields of Kanasas (huge bugs there!) and eventually sold the bike to a dealer in Colombia, MO  -$400! Ah the shame of it  Wink

I was a hippie back then  Grin Wink

More when I get the time to scan them in...

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Andy

 
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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2009, 07:06:40 PM »

Can't wait Hippie!!  Grin

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