Ridin’ For Harambe, Part 26

It’s the circle of life! The 1982 Y-Zinger previously owned by my son has a new owner.


I delivered “Deathtruck” to northern Indiana last weekend and Carter, its new owner, is enjoying the heck out of it. I would like to tell you that my son is now riding his TT-R90 with abandon, but

a) he broke his hand in a schoolyard incident last week;
b) he hasn’t had much interest in anything besides BMX racing lately.

Now would be a good time for any new-bike owners in the RG family of readers to send in their bikes. Harambe is gone, but his spirit lives on!

9 Replies to “Ridin’ For Harambe, Part 26”

  1. AvatarDanny

    Jack, if history tells us anything, it’s that learning the fundamentals and techniques of BMX translates very well into being competitive in motocross (look at Jeremy McGrath’s career). So maybe in due time the chain and sprockets will be worn out on that TTR and it will be time to graduate to the all-time favorite machine of my childhood: Yamaha’s YZ-85.. Since those days I’ve ridden plenty of 125 and 250 two stroke motocross bikes, and because the bigger bikes had a longer wheelbase, they never felt quite as manic as the 85, which made about 19 horsepower in those days.

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    • AvatarDisinterested-Observer

      I was skimming so when I saw “learning the fundamentals” I thought you were going to segue into how to throw a punch without breaking your hand.

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  2. AvatarEconomist

    Carter is doing his best to ride the wheels off of the Y-Zinger. He is getting more and more aggressive in his lean angles. I’m glad you kept the exhaust intact so the neighbors can’t really complain.

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