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dtebbe
05-01-2005, 07:45 PM
God, do you remember how bad you wanted one of these?

http://adcache.atvtraderonline.com/5/2/6/79064526.htm

The thing I loved about them is that you had to have skill to ride them. Every used one you saw on a showroom floor usually had an associated story with it...

"Yep some guy bought this last week, endoed it and broke his neck"... you know, that kind of story. My uncle bought an 86' Tecate 3 wheeler, and that thing was still to this day, THE nastiest motorized vehicle I have swung a leg across.... well, sans the 1994 CR500 I rode once. Something is just wrong about a 500cc 2 stroke motorcross bike...

By the time I talked the folks into something fast, it was a 4 wheeler I got:

http://tko.cc/pix/quad87.jpg

That's me on the yellow LT250R pulling the front wheels on a TT race in moberly, MO, circa 1987. Wish I still had that scoot, it would be worth about twice what I paid for it back then...

DT

4th and Long
05-01-2005, 07:49 PM
God, do you remember how bad you wanted one of these?
That sort of thing was frowned upon where I grew up and hung out.

Plus my Mom, overprotective woman that she is, would never have let me have such a thing. :shake:

Bwana
05-01-2005, 07:50 PM
I'm glad I waited, because now I have one of these. :) I did want one of those roll over magnets at one time though.

Jenson71
05-01-2005, 07:54 PM
I never thought those were as cool as say... my bea. (Blanket. With lamb on it.)

whoman69
05-01-2005, 07:56 PM
No, can't say that I did. But they would have frowned at me riding it in the field in the back yard.

Rain Man
05-01-2005, 08:05 PM
Is that a Commodore 64?

jspchief
05-01-2005, 08:19 PM
My buddy had a 3-wheeler and we rolled that thing constantly. The danger of those things was not over-exaggerated.

chiefs4me
05-01-2005, 08:22 PM
We still ride them...well the 4 wheel kind that is.

Phobia
05-01-2005, 08:26 PM
I watched a dude roll one on concrete once. I saw the way he landed and have correctly predicted broken collar bones in 4 or 5 situations since. It's a very distince landing that results in the broken collar bone. Blah.

Spicy McHaggis
05-01-2005, 08:35 PM
I've got a CRF230F that I ride around on. My buddies have a couple of older ATV's that we'll take and drive around his ranch on. Glad the weather is getting nice again and I can get back out there.

Rausch
05-01-2005, 08:43 PM
My uncle use ta' come home ****ing sideways drunk after rugby practice and take me out on the three wheeler around the neighborhood.

Ah, good times...