Hoo Boy, the above points out all too well the generational differences in the lives of you two Aussies (and many others here) and yours truly. Just the music alone crates a huge chasm not only in years, but cultures. The music I grew up with and influenced me was played before, during and after WWII. My mom's favorite singer was Buddy Clark - look that up. because I'm certain you never heard of him.
I got to witness the jazz age, the swing era and the birth of rock and roll. In the 1950s, Portland was a test market for music and movies, so I heard a saw what those outside never did. I can still remember songs that I now can not even find on the Internet. In my teen years I heard Frankie Laine, The Andrew Sisters, Kitty Kallen, Teresa Brewer, Guy Mitchell, The Crew Cuts, Elvis, Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Tony Bennett, Buddy Holly, Perry Como, Gene Vincent, and the best country singers that ever were.
By the time you two were watching Easy Rider and listening to Steppenwolf, I had been riding that scene for years - only a bit more legally and less dangerously. But the good times with the opposite sex helped to relieve an overdose of testosterone. But that's a story for another day and venue.
2010 Midnight Cherry XR. 7Jurock, Lloydz AF, ATS, AFR tuned VFCIII, IAV, and T-6 and locally repacked pipes = big smiles. SOLD
to a dear friend, so it's still in the family."
2017 Spyder F3 Limited - keeps this old guy in the wind and riding with friends.
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