2011-10-06 17:26:59+0000

This is an old photo of Steve Jobs riding a 1966 BMW, not sure what the model was. The photo ran in a 1982 National Geographic article titled "High Tech, High Risk, and High Life in Silicon Valley". I tried to find it on NG's website but it's no longer available.

Steve Jobs was born in 1955 and died yesterday, October 5th, 2011. Jobs died of a proliferation of pancreatic cancer - the same took my father's life in 2002. My dad was an early fan of Apple and got me hooked. Our first computer was a Commodore 64 http://esr.cc/pV8I3n but it was all Apple from there on in.

My dad also loved motorcycles and he got me hooked on those too. In Kiev, before we emmigrated, he had a Russian motorbike, but no one in the family seems to know what it was exactly and no photos survived. It was likely a IMZ-Ural http://esr.cc/p9ko0g but I don't remember any talk about a sidecar.

Well - so long Steve Jobs, I hope you enjoy the ride. And if you see my dad, let him borrow your motorbike!


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  • alex
  • 2011-10-06T13:53:56-04:00

I think it's an R60/2.