MX Bob Bike History - Episode 2
1974 Honda XL100
1974
Small but Not Small Enough

I also bought this brand new with paper route money at the now defunct Burnsville Sports Center. This bike seemed like a good idea at the time, but it ended up being too big for me. Between not being able to touch the ground too well and my still low level of riding skill, I was often falling when I got into awkward situations. I ended up selling it to a friend of mine, Jerry Lannon, who rode it for several years after that. It was a very reliable easy to ride bike; it was just too big for me.

The above paragraph was written a long time ago * with the idea that I'd go back and clean it up and add some pictures later. Somehow later became 2017. As I was looking at images of it, I donít remember it being orange, but it must have been. More eye opening than that was seeing how small it was. I'm, rather embarrassed that I said that it was too much bike for me. In the interest of journalistic integrity, I'm keeping that first paragraph as originally published.

* Records are unclear, but evidence suggests that the first few chapters of this list were written as early as 1999. It was intermittently updated until around 2002, when the list was finally complete. Or was it?

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