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Old 05-04-2006, 09:31 AM   #1
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New Rider (at last!)

Finally!! I took the MSF course @ Awesome Cycles this past Monday and Tuesday... Huge props to David, Mike, and Dave - excellent instructors, excellent class and course. Picked up my bike yesterday, 1991 black on blue ZX6 in great condition (minus front fender) for $1900, and I've very happy with it, took it out around a nearby parking lot and down some quiet neighborhood side streets (Brookforest) to get a feel for it after I picked up my gear this morning. Speaking of which, I've got a KBC Force RR lid, two jackets - Frank Thomas Edge and a Teknics (dunno the model, picked it up from Biker's Passion on Hwy 3 by Ellington), and some armored Icon gloves. The lid, F-T jacket, and gloves I got from Cycle Gear - jacket was on sale, so I used the coupon from Awesome Cycles on the helmet since it was the most expensive :icon_bigg

And I may get flamed for this, but David told me to tell ya'll to shove it about about U-turns... I'll just leave it at that
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Old 05-04-2006, 09:33 AM   #2
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Awesome, welcome aboard!

So you have a bike and the safety gear with it, a good start. Now to edumacate yourself about Houston drivers, they are crazy when your in a car and out to kill you when your on a bike. Looks like you started off on the right foot, although your bike is an older model an "alarmed" disc lock like an Xena might be a wise investment for keeping around the house.

As for the U-turns, they come in handy and often get chuckle to myself when I can bust one and wait while the other person does their three point'r. It goes right up their with being able to rotate your bike on it's kickstand to turn it around in a parking spot... (which I haven't done, yet)
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WELCOME!! and whats so hard about U turns? is there a trick to it? i did them alot on my ninja with no problems?? Or is this something like an inside joke. I havent taken the MSF ( plan to when i'm back in country) so maybe i will understand then.
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WELCOME!! and whats so hard about U turns? is there a trick to it? i did them alot on my ninja with no problems?? Or is this something like an inside joke. I havent taken the MSF ( plan to when i'm back in country) so maybe i will understand then.
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WELCOME!! and whats so hard about U turns? is there a trick to it? i did them alot on my ninja with no problems?? Or is this something like an inside joke. I havent taken the MSF ( plan to when i'm back in country) so maybe i will understand then.
I don't know what's so hard about them either... I got it down after two attempts in the class and nailed it on the riding eval. at the end. David just said that there were a lot of peeps here that complained about u-turns

Thanks for the welcomes everyone, I'm definitely excited and looking forwards to a healthy hobby
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' about U-turns? I like the slow speed stuff. Just turn that head.
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