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I saw this on Shorpy today.

Motorcycle racing 103 years ago at the old Benning horse track in Washington.

May 30, 1912. "National Capital Motorcycle Club -- Decoration Day motor races at Benning track."
 

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Kick azz.
Now them Boys were tuff. Considering the roads back then and believe only rigid frames existed. Even if you were only a road rider you had to be pretty hardcore.

Face Guys. We have gone soft.
 

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Kick azz.
Now them Boys were tuff. Considering the roads back then and believe only rigid frames existed. Even if you were only a road rider you had to be pretty hardcore.

Face Guys. We have gone soft.
Circle track racers had no brakes either. :eek
 

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Man...that...THAT is COOL!

Great photo, thanks for sharing!
 

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The first motorcycle race was probably the first day the second one was built. Them old guys were tuff. Think about the WWII soldiers that rode 45" HDs. Great picture. :thumbsup :)
 
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