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Old 05-20-2008, 10:17 AM   #21
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Do they all ride Vinos or is just one wife into bikes?
I only let one of 'em wear shoes. She gets to ride.
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Old 05-21-2008, 08:24 AM   #22
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I'm finding it a little hard to find a Ninja250 in my area used, I may have to go out a ways to get my hands on one, and the ones I'm seeing aren't priced that differently than a new one. I guess I'll just cross that bridge when I come to it, being that I am not at this very moment in the market for one, nor can I even ride yet. Once I take my training and feel confident enough to own my own bike, then I will look into that aspect of it a little further. The advice has been great and I will take any more advice that you have to give.

My biggest fear is putting my bike down. Hopefully my training class will show me how to avoid that, but if anyone has any suggestions on that, I'll take those too
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Old 05-21-2008, 08:40 AM   #23
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"My biggest fear is putting my bike down. Hopefully my training class will show me how to avoid that, but if anyone has any suggestions on that, I'll take those too"

After you drop it (and you will drop it) just pick it up quickly and say 'I meant to do that"
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Old 05-21-2008, 08:40 AM   #24
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I'm finding it a little hard to find a Ninja250 in my area used, I may have to go out a ways to get my hands on one, and the ones I'm seeing aren't priced that differently than a new one. I guess I'll just cross that bridge when I come to it, being that I am not at this very moment in the market for one, nor can I even ride yet. Once I take my training and feel confident enough to own my own bike, then I will look into that aspect of it a little further. The advice has been great and I will take any more advice that you have to give.

My biggest fear is putting my bike down. Hopefully my training class will show me how to avoid that, but if anyone has any suggestions on that, I'll take those too
Do you ride bicycles? Are you afraid of falling over on one? Motorcycles have better suspensions and brakes. No reason to be afraid of motorcycles if you start on a low gradient and work your way up as you gain confidence.
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Old 05-21-2008, 09:44 AM   #25
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Besides, we all drop our bikes once in a while. I've ridden for 22 years and I *still* drop mine every so often. If you have a lighter bike, you'll be less likely to drop it -- and you can also get these gadgets called frame sliders that can protect your bike from damage if it does fall over. I have 'em on both my bikes.
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Old 05-21-2008, 04:30 PM   #26
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Do you ride bicycles? Are you afraid of falling over on one? Motorcycles have better suspensions and brakes. No reason to be afraid of motorcycles if you start on a low gradient and work your way up as you gain confidence.
LOL well no I guess I'm not afraid of falling over on a bicycle. I guess I never thought of it that way... it just seems like it would be a little more involved or complicated than comparing it to riding a bike...

I know people who have gotten pretty torn up and I had a couple friends die on their bikes (both completely unavoidable circumstances), so it just makes me a little more aware that you can do more than just scratch your paint job. But I will still take the class and overcome any apprehension I may have, because this is something I really want to do and am serious about.
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Old 05-21-2008, 05:52 PM   #27
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You will probably drop the bike, and hopefully you'll end up next to the bike, yelling, "Ta-da!"

A first lesson: You ever waterski? You know when you first tried it and wiped out, it took several seconds to realize you were supposed to let go of the tow rope?

Same thing with a motorcycle. When you realize the bike is going down, get away from it. The very lightest bikes are the better part of 400 pounds. Not a lot of folks can catch that kind of weight on one foot, so I'm recommending you don't try.

Jump away, get clear! Practice the "Ta-Da!" maneuver.

Good Luck, and get riding!
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Old 05-23-2008, 06:13 AM   #28
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You will probably drop the bike, and hopefully you'll end up next to the bike, yelling, "Ta-da!"

A first lesson: You ever waterski? You know when you first tried it and wiped out, it took several seconds to realize you were supposed to let go of the tow rope?

Same thing with a motorcycle. When you realize the bike is going down, get away from it. The very lightest bikes are the better part of 400 pounds. Not a lot of folks can catch that kind of weight on one foot, so I'm recommending you don't try.

Jump away, get clear! Practice the "Ta-Da!" maneuver.

Good Luck, and get riding!
It will probably be less "ta-da" and more "ah crap", but I get what you're saying, yes.

Why do we never let go of the rope? Nobody likes that much water up their nose...
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