Think back to when you were 8...

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  1. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    Moxie Mx3 & A Lizard SS
    I'm selling all of my bikes and going back to golf. I was a decent golfer; I think I can get it back... My biggest accomplishment when I was 8 was getting abandoned near the prison in Attica. :p

    Jordi Sala... 8 year old trials rider. o_O :eek:


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  2. Danimal

    Danimal iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    GG Trail Pistol!
    The photographer, probably dad, is huffing and puffing. Think he may be worried, or smoking too much.


    And yeah, I think ill take up something else, maybe lounging on the beach. Hard to be outdone at that....
     
  3. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Front Range, San Gabes
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    Whoa?! :eek:

    When I was 8, I was chasing snakes and lizards around. Wait? I'm still doing that!!!
     
  4. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    At 8 I rode my 26" wheeled single speed AMF cruiser bike halfway to Chicago from my house on an abandoned CNW rail line called The Prairie Path. OK - I thought I made it halfway to Chicago from Glen Ellyn - but really, I only made it to Villa Park.

    I thought that was pretty bad ass!

    I also moved to CO and learned to ski when I was 8. I thought that was pretty bad ass!
     
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  5. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Let's see.....nope, don't remember a whole lot from when I was 8. Still a Cub Scout, not doing anything awesome. Mostly pining over my lost 1st grade love.

    Admit it, most of you can't remember specifics about your 8th year either. :rolleyes: Most of us are superannuated, addle-pated bike fanatics. ;)
     
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  6. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    What was her name?
     
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  7. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Paula. No, Laura.
     
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  8. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    My first grade crush was Susan Ehrlenborn. Susan, if you're reading this, let's do lunch! :inlove:

    PS: Her dad was a doctor and she was really good at drawing colonial-era sailing ships like the Mayflower. Our teacher was Ms. Steiger.

    Oh shoot - first grade was 6-7 years old, not 8. 8 was second grade - Mrs. McCarthy. Not sure if my crush on Susan lasted through 2nd grade. She dumped me before she knew me.

    Want me to keep going? Lori Ames? Renee Beck? Linda Holmes?
     
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  9. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Farrah Fawcett. Go ahead, admit it. :whistling:
     
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  10. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    Moxie Mx3 & A Lizard SS
    I remember them all… And their phone numbers. That’s a great way to piss off the wife when you’re arguing… Pull up a girlfriend’s number from 40 years ago. :p
     
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  11. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    Moxie Mx3 & A Lizard SS
    I bought the biography at the bookmobile… :D I still remember my teacher shaking her head.
     
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  12. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    The poster of her in the red one-piece. A young man's . . . dream. ;)
     
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  13. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    She was my alternate if Linda wasn't gonna be with me. :thumbsup: Or Danna Richards. Thing is, I didn't really date any of them. :oops:
     
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  14. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    Was that when you were an assistant principal? :eek: :D
     
  15. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    Moxie Mx3 & A Lizard SS
    You might have been. I was in 3rd grade! :p
     
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  16. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    We kinda derailed your thread. Ooopsie.
     
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  17. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Unde sequitur quod. It's IMTBtrails, after all.:thumbsup:
     
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  18. ~JB~

    ~JB~ Member

    Location:
    Murrieta/Temecula
    Name:
    Juan B Garcia
    Current Bike:
    2019 RFX
    Little cloud to this thread.. At 8 my father had an itch to be a field worker (he was carpenter). Took the whole family on a year long trip working the fields in Florida, Georgia or Alabama (I was eight). Missed the whole school year and did two years of 2nd grade :)cry:). He was an abusive husband/father and my mother was fedup with him. Filed for divorce and one night he came home shot my mother and himself. Yes we were there. Mother survived. Yes fatherless at 9 but a grown up young man.. After that the world opened up and no longer under the suppressive life. Remember playing cars on the road we built with the leftover asphalt from a resurfacing project near our home. Making rubber band guns. Riding our banana seat bikes.. . ..:)
     
  19. Old&InTheWay

    Old&InTheWay Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orange, Ca.
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    2017 Intense Primer Pro
    My 2nd grade teacher's actual name was Mrs. Satan :devilish:
     
  20. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    At 8 years old I was having epic battles with my Star Wars figures in the backyard.
     
  21. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why S7, Revel Rascal, Spark RC
    @ 8 years old I was swimming.... a lot. By the age of 11 I was done!
     
  22. Stkx66

    Stkx66 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Southern California
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower 27+/ 29r
    At age 8 I had a minibike, BB gun and ran around our walnut farm on a Ford 8N tractor. That Christmas I snapped my brand new Huffy BMX bike Santa brought me in half at a irrigation canal next to our property. :p
     
  23. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    Holy Sh!t. Speechless...
     
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