Me, 10 years ago, introducing myself…respond as you would =P
September 16, 2008 at 7:17 pm #2103
I don’t know why I’m doing this but I figured I’d make an “Introduce yourself” post from me pretending I was 10 years younger, and acting like I would have then.
Hi, my name is Sean, from Boca Raton, Florida. I’m 18 years old and I’ve never ridden yet but I’ve always wanted to. A local shop has a sweet deal on a CBR900RR and I think I can afford to buy it. I know that you’re not supposed to start out with anything bigger than a 600 really but all the magazine articles say the current generation CBR900RR is really user-friendly for a 900, so that makes it ok, right? I want a sportbike style bike and I really like the Honda brand cause my dad rides and has always ridden nothing but Hondas and they’ve always been good to him. Some people are telling me that I should start out on a GS500 or Ninja 500 instead but I don’t want to have to replace it in 6 months because I grew bored with it.
My dad is saying it would be suicidal and that even after riding for almost 20 years the bike is too powerful for even him, but that can’t be true. I mean I have a friend who started out on an FZR1000 and he’s doing ok. So, do you think it would be ok for me to get this 900RR? I can take all the safety classes I need to!September 17, 2008 at 6:13 am #12268RabParticipant
You can’t put an old head on young shoulders, although that’s often what we’re trying to do here.
Kinda fortuitous what happened to prevent you buying that CB900RR although I’ll bet it didn’t seem that way at the time.
Funny how things work out sometimes…September 17, 2008 at 11:12 am #12271
Though it may have kept me off that bike, my mom losing everything she owned when a hurricane destroyed her home wasn’t a good thing. In fact, One of the things lost was a comic book collection of mine I had been keeping at her house that was valued at over $2 grandSeptember 17, 2008 at 11:18 am #12272
Also, just to clarify things, I really do have a friend who started out on an FZR1000. He owned it for a few years until he sold it to buy a brand new GSXR750 back in 1998 and never once had any accidents on it oddly enough. It wasn’t until he got the 750 that he had his first motorcycle accident. He’s a riding instructor now which is funny considering how he started out on bikes, and he recommends that nobody do things the way he did
Although he swears up and down that the SV650 is the single best “beginner oriented” bike on the market…
Guess it’s all a matter of opinionSeptember 18, 2008 at 12:26 pm #12319fotobitsParticipant
…and i try not to be boring. I’m heading off this morning to take photos at a music festival in East Texas.
Ten years ago I was just beginning track days. I had a Triumph Sprint RS for a street bike and a Honda CBR600 F3 for a track toy. I started taking lessons on the track to replace a lot of self-taught bad habits with good techniques. I knew I had a lot to learn, but did not realize just how much until I had good instructors giving me tips. I’m now a much smoother, safer, and more confident rider than I was back then.September 21, 2008 at 3:27 am #12442
hey i grew up in Boca….September 24, 2008 at 8:13 pm #12678
I moved away from Boca in 2002. I lived there during my high school years. Not a place I would like to go back to. Snobs abound.September 26, 2008 at 6:03 am #12781
I lived there 1970 – 1991, the snobs didn’t really get there until the 90’s, It was a great place back in the 70’s and 80’s. I went to Boca High, graduated in 1982.September 26, 2008 at 4:17 pm #12799
I went to Boca High for half of my Junior year.September 26, 2008 at 8:38 pm #12821BuddParticipant
I had a boca burger the other day! : )
“I am the best there is at what I do, and what I do ain’t nice.”-WolverineSeptember 26, 2008 at 8:55 pm #12823
hmmmmmm…fake hamburgerSeptember 27, 2008 at 2:59 pm #12856
I once tried a Boca Burger… After taking one bite I felt it should be more useful as a hockey puck than as some form of food.September 28, 2008 at 6:10 pm #12898RupmiscParticipant
Since we don’t have PMs, I thought I’d ask here since you mentioned going to take pictures. I am a serious amateur photographer – which means I can do what I want and don’t have to please clients (lucky me). I’m still working my way up (and will be) to a bike that will have enough carrying capacity that I can carry a Canon kit (big bodies, a few lenses including serious telephotos). Are you carrying gear on a bike. How? How big a bike. Anyway, happy to discuss this elsewhere if you are interested.October 1, 2008 at 1:17 am #13080fotobitsParticipant
I quit carrying photography gear on my bike a long time ago, and I was camping at a festival 275 miles from my home, so I took my Volvo V50. I used to carry two Canon bodies with motor drives, five lenses, a flash, and film on my Suzuki GS650E. I strapped my camera bag to the back of the seat, and could even carry a monopod and tripod with me.
If you want to discuss this further send me an e-mail: darron at fotobits dot com.
I may not be able to get back to you until next week. I have an astronomy club newsletter to finish this week before my wife and our best friends head off to Albuquerque for the Balloon Festival.
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