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MichaelR Michael Richard
Albany, GA., USA   USA
I'm embarassed that I never thought of this. Good Grief. Not a sponsor or anything but why didn't you think of it either? LOL

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CmdBentaxle Dave D
Federal Way, WA, USA   USA
1950 CycleKart Italian "1950 Ferrari 166 F2"
I guess you have to be of a certain "vintage" to have clothespinned a playing card
to your bike frame to flick in the spokes.

Ah, the old ways.

Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
Or....any old piece of cardboard you found laying around.
I don't think they make clothespins anymore Dave, least
I haven't seen them used for many years, other than the
ones I use as light duty glue clamps down in the basement.
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dg

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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
You beat me to it Dave!
Yes, playing cards and baseball cards pinned on our bicycles was common to every paper boy off the day!
And remember when they would flip up, and you had to try and push them back in place with you foot, which
usually resulted in your foot going into the front spokes and you going ass over tea kettle, ending up with a
scuffed everything, and a badly bruised foot.
Yes, been there done that.........and yes, the "Good Old Days!"
Brian

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MichaelR Michael Richard
Albany, GA., USA   USA
Now our age is showing

Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
Always showing my age....and dang proud of it. All...of the guys that I hung with
in my youth are gone. Most just never stopped doing the things that they did
when they were 25, and they paid for it in their 50's and 60's.
DG

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MichaelR Michael Richard
Albany, GA., USA   USA
Lost a lot of friends myself playing the speed game and such idiocy. At 64 I've slowed down literally and figuratively. But we survived cars with no seat belts, riding in the backs of pickup trucks on the freeway, jumping from the very tops of pine trees into a river we knew was full of alligators and such. It grows you or kills you. Lost one friend from the back of a pickup when the mattress he was sitting on to hold it down took flight at 50mph, so when it's your turn it just is. I have cheated death so many times my cats are envious.

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CmdBentaxle Dave D
Federal Way, WA, USA   USA
1950 CycleKart Italian "1950 Ferrari 166 F2"
Your turn is coming, No sense cutting ahead in line.

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MichaelR Michael Richard
Albany, GA., USA   USA
Well said. No rush.

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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Yes, we all played those games........all my friends lost money on me!
They all bet I would never see 40!
I am still here at 66, but have learned to turn the dial down a little when I play!
Guess that is why I have come to 6.5 HP CycleKart World for fun!smiling bouncing smiley
But.........I am replacing the 72 HP motor in my MGA with 220 HP motor.
So we will see how that goes???eye rolling smiley
Math says. I will be doing 149.5 MPH, 200 RPM before she reaches her maximum
HP and Torque on the power chart....could be FUN!f
Happy New Year
Brian

Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
I can remember a time, before I met Sweetie face, that I never thought I'd make it past 30.
Well, 30 came and went and then I got into the midgets and soon after that, aerobatics.
I gotta say, the stunt flying was about the craziest thing i ever did. Flying that bird twice
the speed of the cars, pointing it straight at the ground a thousand feet up or tumbling
backwards in a lumshevak made the midget racing seem like a drive in the country.
Fact is, I tried to get back into it when I retired, at 63, and it flat scared the ell out of me,
and I had to admit, I wasn't the man I once was. I finally sold the Pitts just before we
moved out to Shangri La in '12.
I still like to ride the bikes fast when I can find a long clear stretch of road out
in the boonies. And I am looking forward to playing with the Cyclekart. We'll see
just how daring I still am hopefully this summer and If I truly do need to bump
that 212 up to a 270 or 301 or 420. I think the 670 twin that's on the shelf
might have to wait for a much bigger project.
DG
Addendum: This is not my Pitts, I didn't have a GoPro back in the early 80's
but it's the same plane that I built, playing the same game I was playing back then.

dg

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MichaelR Michael Richard
Albany, GA., USA   USA
Has anyone ever stopped to ponder how many millions in collectible baseball cards we ruined on bicycle spokes? LOL

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