My first motorcycle. The above image is a cropped scan of a Polaroid photo taken in January of 1980. I'm astride my new 1979 Yamaha DT100 Enduro, and yes that's a smoke bubble visor. The photo was taken at my grandparents farm. I would have been 11 years old, just a month shy of 12. If not for this little green motorcycle, you probably wouldn't be reading this blog. My father was responsible for me getting my first and second motorcycles.
I came to find this photo and many more while cleaning out my childhood home this past weekend. My father passed away 2 days before Thanksgiving, he was only 67 years old. I would like to tell you more about him, but for the moment it will have to wait. I'm searching for a photo of him on a brand new Honda 305 Dream, when I find it I will tell you more about him.