I started riding in 1967 on a Taco 44 mini bike. It had a 5HP Briggs & Stratton motor, rigid rear frame, about 1 inch of useless travel in the front and only a rear paddle brake. I rode it for about a year untill I broke the front end off jumping some graded housing lots down the street. My first real motorcycle was a 68 Bultaco 100AK Scrambler, very fast for it's time. It would outrun built Hodakas, Mota Betas, Yamaha MXs and Honda 90s. Wish I still had it!!