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So I'm an almost 18 y/o new rider (gotta wait till February), don't have a bike yet, but I'm working my a** off to save up for one. I plan to take the MSF course near where I live and hopefully, when I'm ready, buy a bike. However it would be nice to connect with and have a sort of "mentor" or "senior" biker to help me along with the process as I only know what I do from research I have done on this site and else-where.

What I'm wondering is if there are any riders in or around the Northeast, Ohio (Cleveland-ish area) that would be willing to maybe connect, meet up, and lend me some advice and guidance through the process.

One thing I'm most concerned about is that being as I work 30hrs/wk for minimum wage (comes out to about $6.50 after taxes), I don't want to be buying a smaller bike and quickly moving up as I won't have the funds or ability to do so. Therefore, I'm looking to get a 600, leaning toward a used gsxr. Therefore, I would really like someone with more than enough riding experience to show me the ropes and help me out.


If anyone does want to shoot me a post or private message. Oh and if you prefer real email you can reach me at [email protected]

Thanks all! :)
 

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I've only been riding a few months and still learning the ropes but wouldn't mind helping all that I can. Where at in Cleveland are ya? Also, depending on your budget there are some killer deals on bikes
 

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Oh hey! It's great that I found someone in cleveland so quickly!
I'm in the "Greater-Cleveland" area, in Orange/Beachwood between Solon and Mayfield.
So where are you at in Cleveland?! Closer to downtown itself, or more Greater Cleveland.
I'd really appreciate if you were willing to sit down with me sometime just to talk about things and get some advice from someone with actual experience.

Budget-wise it all depends on when I want to buy a bike.
I have around $1500 saved by now and by around December I should have around $2500
If I decide to hold off till summer time I'm hoping to have at least around $5-6000 saved

If you want another way to reach me you can email me at my yahoo account. I check that pretty regularly too.
 

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Hey if you don't mind riding with some old guys we'd be happy to have you tag along. We typically ride out in your area (Specifically Hunting Valley). There's usually a couple cops in the group so, we pretty much can get out of simple "issues" if they arise. That's not to say we ride like idiots because we do not and we always wear gear.
 

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I'd like to hook up for a ride with you guys also TenTwelve. Always looking for people too ride with.

JaysonL, I'd help ya out but I really don't get out much and when I do it is for short periods of time. If you have any questions when buying a bike just PM me.
 

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I'll ride with you as well. Every Wednesday when its warm out me and some buddies go to Quaker Steak and Lube down in Valley View(good times) just let me know if your interested...
 

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man I am getting so ancy to get out there and riding again, might break my rule and go for a short ride this weekend if its as nice as they say it might be
 

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man I am getting so ancy to get out there and riding again, might break my rule and go for a short ride this weekend if its as nice as they say it might be
What is your rule? Wait till the salt clears? My bike is almost back together so I hope to get out soon.
 

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Since I'm lazy and only clear enough driveway for the cars I had to shovel a path to the garage. It was worth it to get the FZ6 out considering I rode it to the dealership to trade it in on a new (left-over)'08 Aprilia Tuono. Now I can't wait for this season to break for good. :banana
 

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We need to get this thread revived, I'm in the western suburbs of Cleveland and happy to help a new rider or meet some locals.

Working on my FZR at the moment, but get at me if there's a ride or you need some help. This next week should be 70's and I can't wait to take advantage of it!
 

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word...:werd Deeply considering a mini road trip since I have good friday off.. Not sure where I'm going though.. Maybe toward Michigan/Indiana.. Maybe toward Central PA/New York.. May tear up some West Virginia.. Where ever though, I'll be gone all day and will have torn up couple hundred miles..:banana
 

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I'll ride with you as well. Every Wednesday when its warm out me and some buddies go to Quaker Steak and Lube down in Valley View(good times) just let me know if your interested...
Hey I'm interested in meeting up with some people down there at Quaker Steak. Just got my 09 Ninja 250r this year and I've been riding it ever since the weather broke. I live over in Parma and looking for some people to ride with and meet up. Let me know man . .
 

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We need to get this thread revived, I'm in the western suburbs of Cleveland and happy to help a new rider or meet some locals.

Working on my FZR at the moment, but get at me if there's a ride or you need some help. This next week should be 70's and I can't wait to take advantage of it!
I live in Lakewood. Usually off work Sun, Mon, and Tue.
 

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I am lurking here after a long time .......Friday I wasn't off. Saturday ohio riders ride was not bad....lot of people showed up, some drama but cool overall.
 
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