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killa
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PostPosted: 12:54 - 04 Jul 2006    Post subject: Killa's biking history *part 1* Reply with quote

I thought I’d do this not just for you guys but also something for me to look back onto in the future.
I don’t write many posts about biking either.
If done well I think it will interest some of you.
Oh and I’ve done this in parts, so if I don’t get much response or you don’t like it, I won’t post anymore…

Take from it what you will…this is…

Killa’s biking history

August 1999, year 8, Cleeve School, Bishops Cleeve.

One could only dream at the age of 15 about owning motorbikes, it did seem back then that bikes were a secondary mode of transport and literally only dreams of the poor and toys for the rich.
In class we’d look for bikes on the internet and talk about what we were going to buy when we were old enough and what we would modify when we do.
My dream bike was the red/black NC30 import with the red wheels and top speed of 130mph, for me it was absolutely stunning but as I thought I’d never own one...
I had a real passion for off roaders, they seemed like the affordable teenager machines and had a very bad boy look about them, influenced by the film Terminator 2 and John Conners bike, the CR80

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y278/Killa127/13362581i.jpg

I knew I could get myself one…I mean, my dream was to one day start smoking, which I did, so I had to pursue something else.

One of the pupils in my year appeared on a SFX50, now pretty much legal to do anything I wanted to, I loved the idea of the independence it could give me, so I consulted the parents.
At first they were adamant it was a bit silly to get a bike, they told me about the dangers, the costs etc, my mum was not happy about it, but persistence paid off (or naivety) and I got my old man looking for bikes.

About a month on and my dad hears of a little enduro 50 that isn’t being used much, it’s going for around £600 and it is used. But my love for the off road looking bikes made me want to snatch it up quickly, so I didn’t have to own a moped.

We got to Bath at around 8:30pm, it was a cold October night, and the guy who owned the bike came out of the house when we pulled up. At a guess I’d say he was around 18-19 years old.
Turns out he is a student who had the bike on the road legally but often took the thing off road for a bit of fun, I remember a strange mix of feelings, butterflies. Not sure what to make of the guy, not sure what to say either, but I felt alright because my dad was there.

He opened the garage door after some random banter, and there she was, the Suzuki TS50X, at 16 this bike looked the dogs.
Tall, yellow, rugged, it looked as it was up for anything Laughing

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http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y278/Killa127/TS50X.jpg

The deal was made without much fuss, I didn’t have much to say to the guy except thanks, but I could hardly speak anyway, I had knotts in my stomach. All thoughts now were about what happens next…what’s the CBT like, how long will it take?

I was sat in the dark on the journey home in the back of my dads van, the street lights were the only thing that allowed me see the outlines of the bike and the details on it. The smell of fuel and two stroke was something I would become familiar with.
I sat there, not saying a word, just staring at it, imagining all the fun I was going to have in the next few weeks.
I got her home and showed it off to my mum who wasn’t best pleased with me having the bike still, but was happy that I was getting somewhere.

The next few weeks were spent getting used to the gears, the speed, the power and the alien feel of biking for the first time. The practising paid off, and soon I was pulling away and taking corners around the estate pretty well, I asked for further funding so I could get some gloves in case I fell off, £20 all in and I was ready for the CBT Rolling Eyes Laughing

Gloucestershire, 28th November 1999, 9:30am, the location was an industrial park car park with a porta cabin for an office. As I loaded the TS off of the van with my old man, a large, stern looking chap was waiting for me, I was very nervous.

The two guys came to have a look at my bike as not many people my age would have their bike before the CBT and I was one of the first to arrive.
One of the sump bolts was knackered and had to be replaced in situ. There were a few jokes here and there about the state of my bike, but I didn’t care, it was better than the shite they had at least. Twisted Evil Thumbs Up

I got through the day without many hiccups, I did feel confident in my riding from the practice.
The days training was a long and cold one, I think the adrenaline got me through, my hands were blue and my trainers starting to give up to the cold.
The girl who was doing it as well made me look like a much better rider, I was happy stopping and starting because she kept getting a bit flustered on the road. I made an effort to talk to the instructor which was nice because he had noticed I wasn't a danger to other road users. We stopped off at a MacDonald’s for a coffee and a chat about biking, after the re-fuel we went back to the industrial estate.

I remember it as clear as day, he said to me “Right, there you go…” Handing me the certificate…”Off you go then”.

I was on my own, my bike, my own transport, I was ready, or was I…?
Most of the roads in Gloucester are terrible anyway for confusion, I tried my best to follow the guy’s instructions he gave but I came across a three lane roundabout with traffic lights which I couldn’t get off for shit.
After 5 minutes or so, I was on my way…down the M5, at 32 mph Laughing
I stopped at the services because I was getting a little freaked out by the speed of the other vehicles on the road, I was directed to the right place by a couple of older dudes smoking out the back of a bowling ally, they had a good laugh at me when I told them the top speed and the cc...Lol

So, I was on the road, the problem was, it just hit December and we had some rough weather. What an experience though, I got through ice, rain, snow everything, the cold weather was something I knew i'd have to go through and I think for my first season of riding I did pretty well.
The weather gradually got better and soon I had a lot of the lads asking me about the bike and how they could get on the road, it didn’t take very long before at least 4 friends got bikes.
Summer was awesome, totally illegal at times, blacked out visors, no L plates, speeding (if you could) burnouts just general misbehaving.

One thing was very apparent though, these bikes were getting us lot meeting up and meeting new people, defiantly a good way to spend those long hot summer days smoking fags and drinking pop in various strange locations you found.

All good things…as they say…

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y278/Killa127/Coppers.jpg

Yes, the late nineties saw a huge rise in the number of modified cars and bikes doing laps around the Cheltenham ‘inner ring’ recently altered to make it less enjoyable, but back then ped boys, car fanatics and the like cruised around the ring till the early hours showing off their pride and joys.

The local plod descended on us, big time.

I remember nights spent doing burn outs and wheelies in PC world car park, slags and chavs pumping tunes out louder than a Dreamscape rave and fast food bags thrown all over the place. Our group at the time was anything up to ten bikes, some 125’s mostly 50’s. I remember one night a mate of ours brought a Yammy 125 custom down, we had about 5 chavs holding her down whilst he ripped up a rear tyre.

Unfortunately we also experienced our first penalties for our shenanigans, one time about 5 of us were stopped, checked and fined for various offences. One officer told me to take my lid off, he ripped my blacked out visor out and threw it on the floor, and I remember putting it back in and lighting up a fag. Wink Thumbs Up
We were rebels without much of a cause, just doing our thing and having fun.

But it wasn’t all fun and games, the more you enjoy yourself it seems, the more likely you are going to be the target of someone else’s misfortune.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y278/Killa127/ealingchav1.jpg

Chavs, or just any pikey scum thieving f***s basically…excuse my French.

I was young naïve and I guess didn’t take into consideration that someone would love to have my bike, even if it meant taking it from you.
It was mothers day and I popped into town, sun was out and I wasn’t in school.
I parked her up in a car park in not the most desirable location in town, I put the steering lock on and ran over the road to choose a card.
Five minutes later, I came back to the parking spot, my brain couldn’t comprehend the open space, the little yellow Suzuki was gone.

I had my helmet in one hand and my mothers day card in the other, if you had a photo of me stood there then you’d have more sympathy for me than a starving, pot bellied child in Africa.
I called my mum and explained, I think she was overacting TBH, I couldn’t really get any sense out of her, she told me to call the police, so I did.

My stomach was twisting, what a nasty thing to happen I thought, I hope the cops will find it.

This is part 1 of the Killa’s biking history, if you enjoyed this I’ll get on with part 2!

Part 2

Thanks for reading. Wink Thumbs Up
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lee125
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PostPosted: 14:08 - 04 Jul 2006    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool good write up Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 16:55 - 04 Jul 2006    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent mate - onto read the rest Karma
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PostPosted: 18:54 - 04 Jul 2006    Post subject: Reply with quote

good write up Thumbs Up gona read the rest now
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PostPosted: 21:08 - 04 Jul 2006    Post subject: Reply with quote

Killa wrote:
I knew I could get myself one…….I mean, my dream was to one day start smoking, which I did, so I had to pursue something else.


Love it.

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PostPosted: 22:45 - 04 Jul 2006    Post subject: Reply with quote

good read
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PostPosted: 02:13 - 05 Jul 2006    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice little cliffhanger
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PostPosted: 10:04 - 04 Nov 2011    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apologise as part 5 and 6 were not linked in part 4. Sorted now. Enjoy Thumbs Up
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