Guess I've been riding most of my life, horses, bikes, motorcycles....now the new and improved woman that rides a Harley, smiling. I began my motorized riding years about the age of 14. During those younger years of my life, until the age of 16, we lived in a town called Burnaby. During those days everyone in our area had small acreage, like about 1 acre. We lived close to a mountain called Burnaby Mountain, and a big long shallow river called Brunette River. Along the Brunette River was a beautiful gravel road, hard packed from the trucks that used to drive along it to service the different fish gates (think that was what they were). That was where my Brother and Sister and I used to ride the motorcycle. We also had a Honda 50 (an automatic one, yay, that we would share). We would have to carry them over the railroad tracks to get there. We also had the luxury of many logging road trails that used to cover the side of Burnaby Mountain, many of them leading up to our local university, Simon Fraser University. We would spend the days in spring, summer and fall riding these trails, as long as the gas would go, and for some reason, in those days, gas went a long ways. Those were the days my friend, indeed we'd thought they'd never end....in those days, we could play all day long, never would our Mother or Father worry about our safety -- we were responsible, as were most of the other members of society -- there were no fear of the nasty folk that make every parent these days, be terrified if they cannot see their child in sight. I may exaggerate a little with this statement, but not much.
Anyways, our steeds in those days were our horses and our 1960ish (can't recall that exact year) Yamaha 80 bike. It was the times of our lives, times I will never forget. This bike is still in my back forty (again exaggerating, it is only 5 acres). It sits along a fence, probably itself remembering those wonderful years of high usage by three young adults -- wishing it could be ridden again, but narry a chance, it just does not work anymore. Enjoy that picture, that takes me back to those days of yesteryear. AND...have that most incredibly awesome and beautiful day, to have with wonderful health. Cindi