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My Gramps in Livermore (Carnegie) CA circa 1970
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When I was a senior in high school my Mom was approached about being in a commercial for the then Lil General convenience stores in Tampa (now Circle K). She had moved up from her first bike, a CT70, all the way to an SL175 in about 2 years riding time. She was cast as the Jonathan Winters Granny character and other than the pics below, did a short clip inside a local house where she opened the refrigerator and saw it was empty, so a trip to the store was next. We took her bike to a Lil General store where she went inside to pick up some things, came out with a bag of stuff, strapped it to the seat, put on her helmet, kickstarted her bike and rode away. The commercial was intended for drive-in theaters locally though we never got to see it.
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and yes, for those who might be wondering... she recovered the seat with flowered material. I rode the bike to high school once and when the other guys riding gave me crap about the seat I simply said it was my Mom's bike, conversation over.
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And before Mom got started riding, she's sitting on my Dad's new SL90 in our front yard.
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and on her second bike, SL100 (no pictures of her on the CT70)
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All our bikes during a riding break one weekend. My Dad and a work buddy built toppers for their trucks and ours had a full interior, slept all 3 of us in the long bed '66 F-100
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