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    Saw something really cool tonight.

    Hello all- thought i'd share with you all what I saw tonight. Went to Wally world in Newport, Tennessee tonight with the wife and sitting out front was a Honda CBR250 (one of the cool red, white and blue ones)- with Indiana tags on it. Said to the wife " i'll bet he didn't ride that here, must have trailered that little steed down here". Well, when we came out, the guy was on the running bike, his female companion standing there with her helmet on-"gosh, they're riding two up on that" I thought. I go up to the guy and asked him- "you surely didn't ride that down here"..... he replied- "you bet WE did!" He and his companion rode that little bike on the interstates all the way down here from southern Indiana this morning-TWO-UP! About 350mi. or so. Wow! He said between the two of them and their gear (he has a LARGE tank bag and small tail bag on it) it was about a 430lb. load. Unreal! Said he averaged about 60 mpg at interstate speeds, no less. This is a full-size 6' plus guy and maybe a 5' tall gal on the back. It really made my night seeing this young couple doing something I would probably do..makes me feel good knowing the good times aren't all behind us, ending with "our" generation. They will continue with the younger crowd... just on different styled bikes.... Thought you guys would get a kick out of this, I sure did. -Glenn.
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    Although people like us aren't the majority, they are still out there doing it. I'm also happy when I see the younger mx, enduro, adventure, and dual sport rider's doing what I/we did.
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    Just goes to show ya, there's a few die-hards still out there.
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    Life is good, Just look around you. Always a smile in the crowd somewhere.

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    When I was young, a 250 was a medium sized motorcycle and often carried two people long distances. Like my R-26 BMW.
    250cc bikes haven't changed in size, the have merely gotten better.
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    Wasn't that black and white picture sent from her going into a black cloud in the distance?

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    I know a couple probably in their 40s. He rides an FZ6 and she rides a CBR125...yes CBR125 and they do 1000 km days together.....11,000 rpm all day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by phelonius View Post
    When I was young, a 250 was a medium sized motorcycle and often carried two people long distances. Like my R-26 BMW.
    250cc bikes haven't changed in size, the have merely gotten better.
    I'm with you phelonius....when I was in high school and got my R50, it seemed big to me. At that time Honda 750's seemed huge. Even today, small displacement bikes are ridden everywhere in many countries. I think it's a Western mindset thinking we need big bikes and huge SUV's, it's a want more than a necessity. I wish more of my friends realized all the fun they are missing out on as they struggle to ride tall heavy motorcycles while smirking at me on my TW like I'm the one who doesn't have a clue...lol

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    My girlfriends learner bike was a Suzuki GN125, we called her Nurple. GF lived about an hour from me at the time. Was very common when I would visit for her to say..........lets ride We put quite a few miles 2 up on Nurple.

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