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Old 05-01-2013, 08:16 PM   #46
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Did you drop it yet? Plaka says you must so why not just get it over with and don't forget to post a picture.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:20 PM   #47
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Did you drop it yet? Plaka says you must so why not just get it over with and don't forget to post a picture.
No drops yet!

Although, the wind gusts a couple days ago gave it a good shot.
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:39 PM   #48
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this made me smile. last summer i rode my new bike home from the dealership in the west end of Toronto to the dvp/404 (home). It took me three hours of winding backroads and incredible focus and intensity. ill never forget it. today the trip would take 35 minutes
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:20 AM   #49
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this made me smile. last summer i rode my new bike home from the dealership in the west end of Toronto to the dvp/404 (home). It took me three hours of winding backroads and incredible focus and intensity. ill never forget it. today the trip would take 35 minutes
I can just imagine your face on the ride home.
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:02 AM   #50
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No one should ever ride a bike for the first time. Even after a riding course, even after assessing and accepting the "risks", even if the bike is a perfect starter bike, even if ATGATT, even at his own pace.

No.

You should rather have it delivered, park it in the garage and buy 2-3 bottle of concentrated riding time and hop on the bike for the first time only after acquiring 2-3 years of experience (those are cheap on Ebay) or you'll die. No kidding, you will!





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If you feel it, do it. If you don't...simply don't! It's as simple as that.

Be calm, take your time, assess the conditions and...RIDE FOR GOD SAKE!!!

Like someone else said already...You've got to start riding it on the street at some point after all. It's not like you're planning a RTW trip as your first ride.

But if you don't feel it, don't force it.

Ride safe, always!
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