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Offline Trnopr

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Pray for me
on: November 07, 2015, 12:15:15 PM
Hi all.
I've just bought an 18mth old Crosstourer Highlander DCT which I collect on Thursday. I'm new to riding - hence the subject line - I waited until the third month of my 52nd year on Earth before taking my test; how did I manage to waste 30+ years of my life missing out on biking? Anyway, enough of feeling sorry for myself, I have lost mileage to catch up on.
The forum has been a great resource for my research before buying my CT, and I'm sure I'll be here plenty in the future- I'll hopefully be contributing, and not just lurking from now on.
Ride safe everyone.

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Re: Pray for me
Reply #1 on: November 07, 2015, 12:29:18 PM
 :400: to the forum, and to the CT, hell of a machine to start on, all I can suggest is that you take it easy for a while and perhaps invest in some training,  your local IAM  group perhaps. :002:

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Re: Pray for me
Reply #2 on: November 07, 2015, 01:41:05 PM
Thanks Gadget. Good advice. My ride school has an upcoming BikeSafe day with the Met with an IAM follow-up. I think I will get myself signed up.
All my biker friends winced when I told them I taken the plunge with the VFR1200X. The first thing I did on passing my DAS was sign up to the donor register (oops... sick humour - I must keep that in check).

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Re: Pray for me
Reply #3 on: November 07, 2015, 02:27:09 PM
Like your humour and  your going in the right direction regarding training, not just you, but  you can never have enough, even the old bold types, like me. :018:

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Re: Pray for me
Reply #4 on: November 07, 2015, 02:39:33 PM
 :400: to the site and CT ownership.
 Completely agree with what's been said about further training. Bikesafe was my first experience of additional training and found it a brilliant investment. I'd been riding about 3 years when I did it and felt my riding improved more after the first day of the 2 day course than it had in the 3 years since I'd passed my test.

Take your time and enjoy the new world you've just joined.

Paul


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Re: Pray for me
Reply #5 on: November 07, 2015, 02:53:40 PM
Thanks for the welcome Paul.
I've heard lots of great things about BikeSafe. There are a few videos on YT of guys who've worn helmet cams during their BikeSafe days and they all seem to have a great day. maybe I'll film my experience and put a link up in the forum.
I don't know much but at least I know that I don't know much.

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Re: Pray for me
Reply #6 on: November 07, 2015, 05:23:41 PM
 :400: along and I have to agree with Paul about the Bikesafe course.
I did one a couple of years ago and even after 30+ years of riding found it an excellent experience I can highly recommend it.
"The more the miles, the bigger the smiles"

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Re: Pray for me
Reply #7 on: November 07, 2015, 11:10:44 PM
 :400: to the pack....!
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