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#1 2009-06-18 12:15pm

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best memory from 70s-80s

Man i miss the good old days! my 17 year old nephew told me we had the best music of any generation,can't argue with him there. he said nothing was cool anymore, i agreed! whats your best memory from the 70s/80s? remember: cars you could work on at home,supergooses,the sound and smell of a 1980 yz 125,moonboots,haltertops,bmx tracks in every vacant lot,real pop,real food,real starwars,dukes of hazzard,land of the lost,sat night wrestling(jimmy snuka,etc.),fightin with your fists,swimming in a crick,camping in your yard,real bmx parts in sears catalog,bob hannah,richard petty,sunday nascar races that were only 2 hrs long and didn't have f'n gophers all over the screen,etc.etc,etc.  I know i missed a ton of cool things,you guys can help me out with the rest.


I'm always looking for early Mongoose frames with the lower gusset, 75-76 or early 77. And anything Ashtabula!!!
ALWAYS LOOKING FOR OG SCRAMBLERS.
SEARCHING FOR A PRE-1983 SCHWINN SCRAMBLER THAT WAS PURCHASED FROM THE OUTDOOR STORE IN RED WING,MN THAT STILL HAS THE OUTDOOR STORE STICKER ON IT. ANY COLOR COMBO WILL DO.

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#2 2009-06-18 12:29pm

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Re: best memory from 70s-80s

Riding my bike under the freeway underpasses, swimming at the local park pool all summer long, taking the bus on Harbor Blvd in Anaheim at 8 am and dropping us off at Newport beach surf til 5 pm and head back home, My parents would drive to the local Park I would ride my Diamond Back there eat KFC chicken head back home after Dark, Wake up Saturday morning for the cartoons Might Mouse, Heckle and Jeckle, the Super Friend Bizarro the evil of SUPERMAN The Legion of Doom remember that ...... Eating burritos at 7 Eleven and playing Mario Bros and Dig Dug I was pretty good at Mario Bros I would play until the number sequence hit 999,999 and it would flip and start all over at 000,000 Centipeed WOW what a game ....  Hit the local mall for some good tasting ICE CREAM bars vanilla coated with chocoloate and springled with nuts .... Shoot at Aluminum cans in the backyard with the DAISY BB Gun my parents bought me god I love that BB Gun it tooks a maximum 25 pumps and would also take PELLETS remember those ..... I was in love Madonna and Cyndi Lauper but then Paula Abdul showed up  WOW ...... wore the Converse, Doc Martins ( still wear Doc Martins ) and of course my LEVIS jacket with wool inside ......


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#3 2009-06-18 1:08pm

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Re: best memory from 70s-80s

remember how the bb would actually curve off one way or the other,and you would have to adjust to make your shot?lollollol


I'm always looking for early Mongoose frames with the lower gusset, 75-76 or early 77. And anything Ashtabula!!!
ALWAYS LOOKING FOR OG SCRAMBLERS.
SEARCHING FOR A PRE-1983 SCHWINN SCRAMBLER THAT WAS PURCHASED FROM THE OUTDOOR STORE IN RED WING,MN THAT STILL HAS THE OUTDOOR STORE STICKER ON IT. ANY COLOR COMBO WILL DO.

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#4 2009-06-18 1:18pm

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Re: best memory from 70s-80s

i posted about this over at facebook.

What happened to the 80's when we were kids? All we had to worry about was getting our allowance on the weekend and not catching cooties from the girls. Now it's, am i gonna make the bills, will i have a job, death everywhere you turn, more daily ignorance and worse corporate America. Does it only end after we're gone?


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#5 2009-06-18 1:21pm

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No Kidding I loved that thing .... I knew my DAD would get a thrill out of me making my shots he was bragging all the time how good of a shooter I was .... ahhh the good old DAYS never meaning no HARM ( dukes )

remember how the bb would actually curve off one way or the other,and you would have to adjust to make your shot?


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#6 2009-06-18 1:26pm

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I remember long hair, and my Pyromania t-shirt... tongue

I grew up kinda "country" so we spent lots of days with a shovel digging the perfect jump. Which later became the perfect track. 

(Remember back when you would find a fallen tree, and spend the next hour digging a hole, and packing both sides of the tree full of dirt?   Poof!  Instant jump) lol

Oddly enough, we never came in for lunch, never cared if it rained, heck, we didnt even know who's property we were digging up half the time.

  Kids today need to hang up the playstation, grab a shovel, and find an empty lot...

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#7 2009-06-18 1:32pm

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WAY too many to even begin to list...........I'm gonna go continue work on my time machine. The hard part is which year to set it for?
They were all so great!  cool


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#8 2009-06-18 1:36pm

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Oh, forgot to mention my 14 yr old son rolls on an '80 Motomag wearing Stones and Zeppelin t's. He really digs "old school"! big_smile


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#9 2009-06-18 1:37pm

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Re: best memory from 70s-80s

dibs on a seat on that time machine mr.divot!!!


I'm always looking for early Mongoose frames with the lower gusset, 75-76 or early 77. And anything Ashtabula!!!
ALWAYS LOOKING FOR OG SCRAMBLERS.
SEARCHING FOR A PRE-1983 SCHWINN SCRAMBLER THAT WAS PURCHASED FROM THE OUTDOOR STORE IN RED WING,MN THAT STILL HAS THE OUTDOOR STORE STICKER ON IT. ANY COLOR COMBO WILL DO.

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#10 2009-06-18 1:41pm

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Re: best memory from 70s-80s

here's my 8yrs OLD ride he loves this bike ......

http://i650.photobucket.com/albums/uu225/josare714/P1010518.jpg


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#11 2009-06-18 1:41pm

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Re: best memory from 70s-80s

Riding in the back of a pickup truck.
Riding on the back of my uncles kawasaki motorcycle w/o a helmet.
Sneaking out of the house past midnight and Tp'ing houses.
Getting in fights behind Mr. Gatties Pizza (we had honor and pride back then)
Waiting for an hour to play galaga/galaxian/star castle/scramble/defender - (put your quarters on the glass and wait).
Drinking a can of beer with my dad at the airshow ...cuz they only sold beer back then.
getting to second base with a girl .....

man I could go on forever ...cool thread!


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#12 2009-06-18 1:44pm

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Re: best memory from 70s-80s

(put your quarters on the glass and wait).

this one got me into a FIGHT once, the chump thought my quarter was his NOT here fellow we ended up getting kicked out of the local 7ELEVEN for a month I would just stand there staring through the glass watching my friends play with a slurpy and some starburst in hand of course !


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#13 2009-06-18 1:50pm

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Re: best memory from 70s-80s

ahhh were geezer now.... officially

most of my years in the 80's were spent in MA
so I remember ice skating,  trying to ride your bike on the ice lol
walks to the corner store, not knowing how to talk to girls,
masters of the universe, listening to concerts that were close to my parents house
  and rotary telephones

ahhh the old days


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#14 2009-06-18 1:54pm

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man you guys are taking me back to good ol memory lane!  those were the days.  carefree! 

we used to take the bus to Newport Beach too.  and even ride our bikes there and hang all day.  come home and watch Voltron, Transformers, Go-Bots, Robtech and Tron!  that's when the transformer toys were made of die-cast metal.  then we skate or ride to the local shaved ice shop and just hang. 

we were outside playing from sun up to sun down.  now you can't even let your kids play outside without you watching them.  sign of the times.....


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#15 2009-06-18 1:57pm

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All of this video game talk brings back one of my not so great memories. My Ross Snapper got snagged while I was inside the local Pizza Hut kickin' butt on Donkey Kong. mad

The bad memory list is way shorter than the good!


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#16 2009-06-18 1:58pm

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josare714 wrote:

(put your quarters on the glass and wait).

this one got me into a FIGHT once, the chump thought my quarter was his NOT here fellow we ended up getting kicked out of the local 7ELEVEN for a month I would just stand there staring through the glass watching my friends play with a slurpy and some starburst in hand of course !

HA HA HA THIS SAME THING HAPPENED TO ME!!!
my good friend at the time and I used to play street fighter two
quite often and we would wait our turn, but if one of us were able to actually get on
we were guaranteed to be there a while,
well a older guy
(wyatt and I  were in our teens
this guy was a few years older than us
or so it seems in my head)
well we put the quarters on the glass
ended up getting a turn and did what we did
DOMINATE !!!!!!!!
well guy got super pissed and knocked the crap out of me
I should have seen it coming, but hey hindsight is well
after I got up off the floor
( wyatt was just in disbelief if i remember correctly- in witch I prob dont,
I was knocked out mind you)
guy said something about taking over his game
I tried to get him - but was too out of it
i think I took a swing and fell lol
dude ended up walking off as the store manager came over and
booted me and wyatt out and told us never to come back and that we were not welcome in there ever again
  man it was crazy


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#17 2009-06-18 1:58pm

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Oh....One more thing!

  Our hometown Little League team RULED...

   We would BMX all day, then do baseball at night.  (man no wonder i was so skinny) lol

   Nothing like playing with your hometown across your chest....

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#18 2009-06-18 2:00pm

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Re: best memory from 70s-80s

I'll try to make this story short:

my mom has 2 sisters w/2 and 4 kids each. There were two of us siblings for a total of 8 kids. We'd load up in our 1973 LTD wagon and hit the mall. My mom, sister and one aunt in the front, my other aunt and other 2 girl cousins in the back seat, and the 5 of us boys would be left to slide around in the "way back" that wasn't carpeted.

it was a lot of fun piling on each other in the curves! When it was time to leave, those short 70's shorts weren't enough to protect our upper thighs and part of our buts from the scalding hot sheet metal!

I miss riding on the wheel humps of my dad's pickup. Road trips in the pickup w/the topper shell on it, communicating w/my parents w/a walkie talkie (no sliding glass in my dad's trucks).

BJ and the Bear - Stacks and Peaches, oh the thoughts I had!
Wonder Woman - I'd hold my hands up to the sides of my head so my parents couldn't see what I was thinking
real cartoons: Bugs Bunny and the lot, Speed Racer, Tom and Jerry, Superfriends
Not knowing we were poor
Endless energy
Sipping dad's Miller outta the can
too much to list.


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#19 2009-06-18 2:04pm

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babywill wrote:

the sound and smell of a 1980 yz 125,

Hell yeah! I do miss many, many things about that era, but my old dirt bike is in the top of my list. The only reason I have not relived that chapter of my youth is, it's not something i can do with my girls as easly.. and still "share" time with them too. In other words, it's a little harder to talk etc while riding a dirt bike.. or at least while riding it correctly. tongue

I almost got another one right before my oldest was born. In fact, I looked at one some guy was selling, and we had it out of the truck and everything, but it was running a little funky and I backed out on it. Before I found another I chose to pass, with my daughters arrival expected in the coming months I just didn't expect I would have time for it like I did before.

Now, I only focus on hobbies that allow me to be with my family while doing it. Maybe when they're older we can buy and few old bikes and do that (I'm sure they would be into it).

But yes, the sound.. the smell.. and the feel of tearing across the dirt on a 2 stroke is something that is burned deep into me. I suspect it's an itch I'll have to scratch some day.


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#20 2009-06-18 2:09pm

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Re: best memory from 70s-80s

i saw the first video on mtv. think the song was,video killed the radio star? oh yeah,for you younger guys,mtv used to play non-stop videos,not the mindless underage porn that they have now.


I'm always looking for early Mongoose frames with the lower gusset, 75-76 or early 77. And anything Ashtabula!!!
ALWAYS LOOKING FOR OG SCRAMBLERS.
SEARCHING FOR A PRE-1983 SCHWINN SCRAMBLER THAT WAS PURCHASED FROM THE OUTDOOR STORE IN RED WING,MN THAT STILL HAS THE OUTDOOR STORE STICKER ON IT. ANY COLOR COMBO WILL DO.

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#21 2009-06-18 2:14pm

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Re: best memory from 70s-80s

Can you name all of the original VJ's for 10 extra credit points? wink


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#22 2009-06-18 2:17pm

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Re: best memory from 70s-80s

babywill wrote:

i saw the first video on mtv. think the song was,video killed the radio star? oh yeah,for you younger guys,mtv used to play non-stop videos,not the mindless underage porn that they have now.

I don't see how they get away w/calling it Mtv anymore. There isn't any M on the channel!


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#23 2009-06-18 2:23pm

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Re: best memory from 70s-80s

Ddivot wrote:

Can you name all of the original VJ's for 10 extra credit points? wink

Matt Pinfield
Martha Quinn
Kennedy
J.J. Jackson
Adam Curry
Julie Brown
Ed Lover & Dr Dre (90's maybe)

man i know there's more but that's all that comes to mind.


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#24 2009-06-18 2:28pm

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Re: best memory from 70s-80s

Dirt bikes, BMX bikes, Iron Maiden and arcade games... Wait, I still have a house full of all that same crap.
3 games in the house, 4 in the garage and a little daughter that I want to *never* meet a kid like I was. lol

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#25 2009-06-18 2:40pm

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vicsta wrote:

Ddivot wrote:

Can you name all of the original VJ's for 10 extra credit points? wink

Matt Pinfield
Martha Quinn
Kennedy
J.J. Jackson
Adam Curry
Julie Brown
Ed Lover & Dr Dre (90's maybe)

man i know there's more but that's all that comes to mind.

I can't do it; but I think Quinn, Jackson, & Curry are the only originals you've listed. The others appeared later.


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