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  1. First Run: Las Vegas to Cali on a 250 and back and the things learned

    New Member Introductions
    Hello, So I figured I would combine my first post with my first, real ride. First introductions; My name is Seppel and I ride a Star 250. I'm still in the process of learning as I have only ridden 1,200 miles. I guess this story I'm about to tell will have some saying I might be crazy, but I...
  2. With both feet

    First Bike / New Rider
    Well its been a few months since ive been here but in the time between my last visit and now ive achieved my full motorcycle license through the msf course. A few days later i mounted my bike and went out on my own for the first time with nothing but parking lot experience and the msf course...
  3. How intelligent would this be?

    First Bike / New Rider
    I have spent several hours riding my bike (08 Ninja 250r) around my neighborhood and have felt very comfortable with it from the start. My neighborhood is a large apartment complex with curves, intersections, large hills, parking spaces, etc. I have done very well with the 5-30mph speeds that I...
  4. Took my first ride on the new bike today. First Ride in 10 years.

    First Bike / New Rider
    After a month of staring at the Ninja in my living room, I decided to take it out to hear the new Vance and Hines slip on I installed. That was supposed to be it. About 1 minute later, I decided to sit on it while it was running. 30 seconds of that and I was pulling the clutch in, shifting into...
  5. My plan for beginning riding

    First Bike / New Rider
    I am registered for the first available MSF course April 20-22. My plan was to get my bike registered and insured on April 23 and then spend some time going out at night after 9pm when the roads are far less busy. I was going to ride to a large empty (at night) mall parking lot a mile away...
  6. First Time on the Highway

    First Bike / New Rider
    At one point, as we turned back from our 30 mile jaunt into the wilds of Westchester County, I just screamed for joy into my helmet and sang born-to-be-wild into my helmet. Despite the fear and the fury of dumping the bike last weekend, I was out and living and riding, 70 mile per hour concrete...
  7. The list of firsts....

    First Bike / New Rider
    Today was one of the more productive days in my motorcycling life... First DMV trip - Got my license WOO HOO And registered my 2002 EX-500. First ride... in my gear- At the msf it was just gloves and helmet. Got to put on the jacket (scorpion stinger), boots (shift fuel racing boots), gloves...
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