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rgio

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Location: West Jersey
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Posted: Jul 12, 2024 - 9:44am

 islander wrote:
Yep. rode that thing everywhere. I was crushed when it got stolen.  I worked my butt off to get a replacement, I was part way there already because I was saving up for motomags. I never got the wheels, but did get another mongoose.

I never got the wheels either.  I spent my money on a drum set (with a friendly, low-interest loan from mom).  Then sold them both for a moped (in retrospect, a shockingly poor decision).

islander

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Posted: Jul 12, 2024 - 9:38am

 rgio wrote:

This one? 


I spent hours and hours riding, crashing, fixing and upgrading one of those.   My kids struggle to understand how far from home I would ride without anyone knowing where I was (other than the half dozen+ neighborhood kids who all had one of these). 

Then I got a moped!




Yep. rode that thing everywhere. I was crushed when it got stolen.  I worked my butt off to get a replacement, I was part way there already because I was saving up for motomags. I never got the wheels, but did get another mongoose.
rgio

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Posted: Jul 12, 2024 - 9:15am

 islander wrote:
... It took until I got my mongoose BMX to actually get broken bones from the bike though. 

This one? 


I spent hours and hours riding, crashing, fixing and upgrading one of those.   My kids struggle to understand how far from home I would ride without anyone knowing where I was (other than the half dozen+ neighborhood kids who all had one of these). 

Then I got a moped!


islander

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Posted: Jul 12, 2024 - 8:58am

 Coaxial wrote:

If Merthiolate wasn't used you got off lucky.


that and Mercurochrome. When those bottles came out you got some instant dread.

islander

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Posted: Jul 12, 2024 - 8:55am

 black321 wrote:

I had a Sting Ray 5 speed with the stick shift...one bad ass bike, though i felt doing wheelies on that one was harder than on other bikes.
I crashed into a tree, doing a wheelie when April Kraft shot a water pistol into my eyes and blinded me...feeling the chip on my front tooth from that right now. 



how long did you two date?
black321

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Posted: Jul 12, 2024 - 6:25am

I had a Sting Ray 5 speed with the stick shift...one bad ass bike, though i felt doing wheelies on that one was harder than on other bikes.
I crashed into a tree, doing a wheelie when April Kraft shot a water pistol into my eyes and blinded me...feeling the chip on my front tooth from that right now. 
Coaxial

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Posted: Jul 12, 2024 - 5:13am

 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:
 islander wrote:
Standing on the banana seat of my Schwinn stingray led to one of the nastiest road rashes I had in the summer of 197(something). It took until I got my mongoose BMX to actually get broken bones from the bike though. 
I think the worst one for me... besides the huge face plant I did in '64 (That wasn't my fault though. Some girl let her bike go into mine. I went into the pavement hard. Had to have one of my permanent front teeth removed. )
The biggest one was in '70 (I was in high school at the time. Still on my original, trusty Schwinn Sting Ray from '63.)
We had all the guys in the neighborhood challenging each other to different contest. One particular evening... the contest was to see who could ride the longest wheelie without peddling. What could go wrong? Well... I was dominating. BUT I just had to go a bit further. This involved pedaling as fast as you could for a big top speed. Then pulling the front tire up and riding it as long as you could. I ended up going too far back
I was barefoot, of course. But my knees took the brunt of the fall.  They both were a blood

y mess.My mom gave me a long lecture after that one. My Sting Ray.
I've since got the correct front tire for it.
 
If Merthiolate wasn't used you got off lucky.
KurtfromLaQuinta

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Location: Really deep in the heart of South California
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Posted: Jul 11, 2024 - 9:13pm

 islander wrote:


Standing on the banana seat of my Schwinn stingray led to one of the nastiest road rashes I had in the summer of 197(something). It took until I got my mongoose BMX to actually get broken bones from the bike though. 
I think the worst one for me... besides the huge face plant I did in '64 (That wasn't my fault though. Some girl let her bike go into mine. I went into the pavement hard. Had to have one of my permanent front teeth removed. )
The biggest one was in '70 (I was in high school at the time. Still on my original, trusty Schwinn Sting Ray from '63.)
We had all the guys in the neighborhood challenging each other to different contest. One particular evening... the contest was to see who could ride the longest wheelie without peddling. What could go wrong? Well... I was dominating. BUT I just had to go a bit further. This involved pedaling as fast as you could for a big top speed. Then pulling the front tire up and riding it as long as you could. I ended up going too far back
I was barefoot, of course. But my knees took the brunt of the fall.  They both were a bloody mess.
My mom gave me a long lecture after that one.

My Sting Ray.
I've since got the correct front tire for it.







KurtfromLaQuinta

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Posted: Jul 11, 2024 - 8:57pm

 Bill_J wrote:


Was it worth it?
Oh yeah.


oldviolin

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Posted: Jul 11, 2024 - 8:17pm

 islander wrote:


bone heal,
chicks dig scars,
And America has the highest doctor to daredevil ratio in the free world.
yes
yes, well, mostly
What if the doctor IS a daredevil?



islander

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Posted: Jul 11, 2024 - 7:31pm

 Bill_J wrote:


Was it worth it?


bone heal,
chicks dig scars,
And America has the highest doctor to daredevil ratio in the free world.
Bill_J

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Posted: Jul 11, 2024 - 7:22pm

 islander wrote:


Standing on the banana seat of my Schwinn stingray led to one of the nastiest road rashes I had in the summer of 197(something). It took until I got my mongoose BMX to actually get broken bones from the bike though. 


Was it worth it?
islander

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Posted: Jul 11, 2024 - 4:38pm

 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:

How did I make it to almost 70?


Well... I didn't need no stinkin' Wham-O Wheelie bar.
I was the wheelie king of the neighborhood.
With no shoes or helmet.

My hero when I was growing up is in this advertisement.




Standing on the banana seat of my Schwinn stingray led to one of the nastiest road rashes I had in the summer of 197(something). It took until I got my mongoose BMX to actually get broken bones from the bike though. 
KurtfromLaQuinta

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Posted: Jul 11, 2024 - 3:56pm

How did I make it to almost 70?

Well... I didn't need no stinkin' Wham-O Wheelie bar.
I was the wheelie king of the neighborhood.
With no shoes or helmet.

My hero when I was growing up is in this advertisement.


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Posted: Jul 3, 2024 - 7:29pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:

wow. just fucking wow.




no shit
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Posted: Jul 3, 2024 - 6:42pm

wow. just fucking wow.
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Posted: Jul 1, 2024 - 7:28pm

This a day. Before today, no man was above the law.
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