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Old 11-11-2012, 08:53 AM   1 links from elsewhere to this Post. Click to view. #1 (permalink)
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I took my bike yesterday morning to return previous owner's tag. My first time on route 66 in northern virginia area. It was surreal! Wide open road with little traffic, perfect weather. I've never felt this kind of happiness in my life before. The thought of being alive, the sense of freedom, speed and power, gave me a new perspective in riding. I hope this feeling would stay a little longer and it should, being a new rider.

By the way, I like the sense of brotherhood whenever I see a fellow rider wave!

For all of us new riders, ask yourselves, "why do I ride?"
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I went for a ride yesterday just for the hell of it. Nothing clears the mind the same way.
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...Wide open road with little traffic, perfect weather. I've never felt this kind of happiness in my life before. The thought of being alive, the sense of freedom, speed and power, gave me a new perspective in riding. I hope this feeling would stay a little longer and it should, being a new rider.....
I used to have that feeling riding on the streets, until I almost got run over by SUV's because they like to suddenly decided to make right turns from the furthest left lane without signaling and shoulder checking, and a few times that I almost got run over by people tailgating me and EXPECT me to run that yellow which resulted them coming to a screeching halt with a few inches to spare between my rear wheel and their bumper; that is in addition to the daily usual rounds of people running red lights, blow by stop signs and talking on the phone while driving.

Just a small advice for OP. EXPECT and TREAT yourself as invisible when you are riding and DO NOT hesitate to use the horn.

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I took my bike yesterday morning to return previous owner's tag. My first time on route 66 in northern virginia area. It was surreal! Wide open road with little traffic, perfect weather. I've never felt this kind of happiness in my life before. The thought of being alive, the sense of freedom, speed and power, gave me a new perspective in riding. I hope this feeling would stay a little longer and it should, being a new rider.

By the way, I like the sense of brotherhood whenever I see a fellow rider wave!

For all of us new riders, ask yourselves, "why do I ride?"
You summed it up just fine.
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Thanks for sharing your unfortunate experience Rocket. Even though it's a total buzz-kill, it's a great advise.

Feel free to share positive thoughts next time.
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Its true though. The freedom is great, but with great freedom comes great responsibility. You must be on your guard while riding. But if you really want to enjoy freedom, get to a track
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Track days would be further down the road for me. Need to develop that comfort level with my bike.
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Oh definitely, I wouldn't recommend anyone get on the track without at least 6 months of riding experience. Just out of general comfort with the bike.
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It's the closest thing to flying a fighter than I can do with out spend big bucks doing it.
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the sheer fun of it and stress relief. and future track days.
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That's an awesome comparison Markk9! Personally, one reason why I bought a sportbike is because of the fact that it's similar to driving an F1 car! The quick acceleration, the way it shifts, and the sound (sort of). The lean angle while cornering is an added bonus! And I could ride it anytime I want without hauling it to a race track.
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I went for a ride yesterday just for the hell of it. Nothing clears the mind the same way.
I agree. I feel the same way when I train in mixed martial arts. Its just you and your opponent (or you and your bike). Nothing else matters.
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That's an awesome comparison Markk9! Personally, one reason why I bought a sportbike is because of the fact that it's similar to driving an F1 car! The quick acceleration, the way it shifts, and the sound (sort of). The lean angle while cornering is an added bonus! And I could ride it anytime I want without hauling it to a race track.
WTF do you know about driving an F1 car?!?

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WTF do you know about driving an F1 car?!?

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Everyone on here says a 600cc bike is like an F1 car or an F16, probably including you at least once or twice in the past, so maybe it's true.
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