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phillip cox
  • 59, Male
  • Woolomin via Tamworth NSW
  • Australia
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What does the word VMX mean to you?
Growing up in an era where life was so simple and bikes were so simple and accessable and so was the countryside you would ride on. It's all about nostalgia and feeling 18 again.
Preferred riding
Enduro, Trials, Trail
What's your ultimate Vintage dirtbike?
Anything from the 70s that brings back memories
All time hero racer/rider personality
Steve McQueen and Malcom Smith from "On Any Sunday fame".
How long have you been riding?
Since 1974-75
What's your story?
I had never ridden a motorcycle until I was 16 years 9 months, and had got my L's. A motorcycle was the logical choice as you didn't need a licenced driver to accompany you (Mum had a real dummy spit). Even though it was a road bike (Kawasaki A1 Samurai) ,I had been bitten by the bug. Visiting bike shops and reading out of date bike magazines I had a yerning for a dirt bike, then came my 74 mod Yamaha AG 175 to which I rode for years, to work every day and into the Castlereagh State Forest on weekends to which we lived adjacent to. After a couple of years I swaped the little AG bike for a 73 mod Yamaha DT 360 (RT 1) to which I still have and havn't I had some injuries over the years on that animal of a bike. Since 1976 I have always had at least 2 bikes, mainly big road bikes, mainly Beemers. In latter years I was inspired by John Glendenning, and being in a better financial position, (Being a baby boomer), I started collecting some of the bikes I used to read and dream about. I always wanted a trials bike, now I have 3, Montesa cota 348, Yamaha 73 mod TY 250A, Honda TLR 200 82 mod. Others include 2 x PE 250's complete (all road gear) T mod and C mod. DT 175 in a 125 frame with MX 125 front and rear end, Suzuki SP 400 with PE suspension. Yamaha RT 1 73 mod, 2 x orange AG 175's,1 in mint condition, yellow AG 100, I have a soft spot for early model Yamaha AG bikes and living on a property in north west NSW, I spend a bit of time on the AG bikes, It's also handy to be able to grab one of my other bikes and blow the cobwebs out of it when ever I feel like it. As for road bikes, I have an 85 mod K 100 RS BMW, 1938 Excelsior Universal 122cc, Benelli 250 2C, 75 mod. All of my bikes are twin shock with the exception of the K 100. I feel like many other riders, I wish I still had all the bikes that I have owned over the years, but unfortunately in those days you had to sell one bike to finance another. John Glendenning and I often joke and say "He who dies with the most toys, wins".

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At 10:04pm on June 20, 2010, John Glendenning said…
Get a bike with one shock?????
 
 
 

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