How did You learn to Ride?

The Masons masonjs at
Wed May 21 14:44:15 PDT 2008

Johnathon would you like to replay your yoot?  I've got a dandy 1973 -74? 
Hodaka Dirt Squirt "KIT" behind my garage, in my garage and in my basement 
that I could be talked into parting with.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jonathon" <annihilator1100 at>
To: "Alexander Finger" <af at>; "keelhauld" 
<keelhauld at>
Cc: "GPZ LIST" <gpzlist at>
Sent: Wednesday, May 21, 2008 5:40 PM
Subject: Re: How did You learn to Ride?

>I actually taught myself. I was given an old Hodaka from a friend of the 
>family, they had 3 and only needed 2. I think they used this one to all 
>learn on and saved the nice 2 for themselves. This was when I was 13 or so, 
>about 27 years ago. It actually had a manual, so I read that first, took 
>all of a few hours of killing the clutch and falling over before I learned 
>how to take off. The experience came in handy when I bought my first car 2 
>years later, a Vega panel wagon with a stick for the sum of 100 dollars. My 
>'how can I be any less involved in my kid's life' Dad said if I wanted a 
>car, to go get a job, but one, and learn to drive it on my own.
> Done deal.
> Then came the next bike, to be followed by 4 or 5 more.
> --------------------------------------------------
> From: "Alexander Finger" <af at>
> Sent: Wednesday, May 21, 2008 12:46 PM
> To: "keelhauld" <keelhauld at>
> Cc: "GPZ LIST" <gpzlist at>
> Subject: Re: How did You learn to Ride?
>> I started to learn with 21 after ending my first "serious" relationship
>> ended :)
>> (That was a point to make)
>> Driving a car I learnt way before taking classes but I definitely sat on 
>> a
>> motorbike the first time in driving school.
>> Alex

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