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Old 08-10-07, 08:28 PM   #1
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Kid pics: You and your bike!

Can any of you scrounge up photos of you and/or your bike when you were a kid?

This is the only photo I found with my 1st bike (at least 1st bike I remember). This is the bike I learned to ride on (without training wheels). Sorry about blurry photo...it was only one I found with that bike in it.




My favorite bike I remember as a kid. Here is me with brand new bike (you can still papers wrapped to it) on Christmas (1983 I think).



You turn...let's see some kid/bike photos.
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Old 08-10-07, 08:32 PM   #2
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Mine all got lost when we got broken into. All our old pics where in a special box they took.
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Old 08-10-07, 08:33 PM   #3
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Great post, but i'm not sure i have any
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Old 08-10-07, 08:42 PM   #5
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I don't even have any kid pics, let alone one with a bike.
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I'd have to check with Mom, she has all the old pics.
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I found this old polaroid a while ago (a little on the cracked side) and it made me smile all over again. I remember that Christmas morning... couldn't wipe the grin off my face! And the green corduroys with the patton (patent?)-leather shoes rocked!

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I found this old polaroid a while ago (a little on the cracked side) and it made me smile all over again. I remember that Christmas morning... couldn't wipe the grin off my face! And the green corduroys with the patton-leather shoes rocked!

That is a TERRIFIC picture!!
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Thanks Rdad. It was circa 1975.
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My beloved Ross Polobike.


I came home from Kindergarten on my 6th birthday (1979) and was eating my lunch at the kitchen table when Daddy came downstairs to get ready for work. (He was on afternoon shifts.) He asked me to come to the garage, he said he found this bike there and was wondering if any of my friends left it over. I was bewildered but I followed him out, and there I saw the most beautiful, wonderful bike I had ever seen. I kept looking at him, but he maintained his straight face and serious expression. (Mom and my Nona were hiding in the house peeking into the garage because they would have given it away.) I finally told him I didn't know whose bike that was. So then he said, "I guess it must be your bike, then. Happy Birthday, Sweetheart." That was one of the happiest moments of my life. I rode it until my a growth spurt at 12 forced me to get a new bike. I did all kinds of crazy things with that bike, but it took a licking and kept on ticking.
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My beloved Ross Polobike.


I came home from Kindergarten on my 6th birthday (1979) and was eating my lunch at the kitchen table when Daddy came downstairs to get ready for work. (He was on afternoon shifts.) He asked me to come to the garage, he said he found this bike there and was wondering if any of my friends left it over. I was bewildered but I followed him out, and there I saw the most beautiful, wonderful bike I had ever seen. I kept looking at him, but he maintained his straight face and serious expression. (Mom and my Nona were hiding in the house peeking into the garage because they would have given it away.) I finally told him I didn't know whose bike that was. So then he said, "I guess it must be your bike, then. Happy Birthday, Sweetheart." That was one of the happiest moments of my life. I rode it until my a growth spurt at 12 forced me to get a new bike. I did all kinds of crazy things with that bike, but it took a licking and kept on ticking.
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Old 08-10-07, 10:27 PM   #12
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Here is me learning how to ride a bike- amazing I've stuck with it.


Here's a full shot of the bike:


Man those were sweet handlebars!
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Old 08-10-07, 10:58 PM   #13
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Hee hee! Looks like you have an attitude there.

I always look like that.
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Old 08-10-07, 11:05 PM   #14
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Heh, actually, it looks like both father and son have the exact same expression on their faces, but for different reasons.
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Aww goobers, you were cute when you were little!!!
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Old 08-10-07, 11:42 PM   #17
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Aww goobers, you were cute when you were little!!!

Yeah, what happened???
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I don't have any. Mom had all the pics in her storage locker that was broken into. Pics were among the stolen.
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Both you and Siu had baby pictures stolen? That's terrible
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Old 08-11-07, 08:09 AM   #20
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I was a cute kid, that's why.

All my pics were of me being bad.
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Old 08-11-07, 08:29 AM   #21
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when I was a kid the wheel hadn't been invented yet, camera either.
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Gee, I don't think any exist of my first bike (red), which I learned to ride in one afternoon without training wheels. My mom saved S&H Greenstamps to buy it.

My next bike was orange with a black trimwork, a "boy's" bike (yeah, I was quite the tom-boy). It had a black banana seat with orange trim, and handlebars a bit like those of matimeo's, with black grips. Brand? Can't recall. I seem to recall there is an early '70-ish pic of me, my brother, and my sister with our three brand-new bikes, but I think my mother has it.
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The joyous look on your face is priceless. I've wondered if that was you in your avatar. I just love it...

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Thanks, juliebeanpie . I really like the picture... for me, it captures everything that's awesome about riding a bike (edit: well, ok, not *everything*, but I still feel like that when I ride a bike today )
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Riding behind mom when I was 2.
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