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    Junior Member Twee's Avatar
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    3 bikes in 3 months

    Hello all,
    I'm a newbie in the south suburbs of Chicago. Close enough to be included in Cook county...unfortunately.
    My plan was to get a scooter to ride around town and to my favorite forest preserve to run and hike. I got a Honda Reflex 250. It was a great starter bike to ride while I had my permit. I'm very fortunate to have
    a mentor/coach who has given me a lot of valuable advise on riding and road strategy. We have blue tooth in our helmets, so we can talk while riding together.
    Next up was a 1981 Honda CM400A. My groovy little motorbike. Just like the Beach Boys said it was. I was going to ride it a year to make my newbie miles and then go to a more powerful bike.
    That lasted a month. We found my latest bike at a dealer in Michigan. It had a phenomenal price and was all farkled up for me.
    I'm enjoying the learning process and look forward to taking some training come spring.
    This forum has been a great place to find information and hear from like minded people.
    Cheers!

    Here are the bikes.

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    Senior Member 3 bikes in 3 months
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    Great choice. You will love it!
    I may be getting older, but I refuse to grow up.
    The idea is to die young as late as possible.

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    Super Moderator 3 bikes in 3 months 670cc's Avatar
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    Glad to have you on the forum!

    My wife has a Reflex 250. It's fun. I ride it almost as much as she does.

    By the way, those leg guards on the NC700X look a little familiar!
    Last edited by 670cc; 29th November 2017 at 22:13.
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    Welcome aboard. You saved a ton of cash by being pre farkled.
    Dance as if no one is watching.

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    Senior Member 3 bikes in 3 months dduelin's Avatar
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    A similar sequence happened to me when I re-entered riding again. It took a few bikes to figure out what I wanted to do with them and what bikes worked best for me.
    Dave

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    Junior Member Twee's Avatar
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    So far so good. WPZ and I had a 35 mile ride today after work. It was in the 40's, but I was geared up well and wasn't cold at all. Darkness and hunger made me turn towards home. Loving the bike and feeling more confident in my handling and traffic/ road strategy awareness.
    Later this month, I'm going to attend a women's bike club meeting. Not sure if I'll be a regular, but I'd like to at least meet some experienced female riders.

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    Welcome from another Illinoisian.

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    Junior Member Twee's Avatar
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    Thanks 1wiseguy2.
    I see you are in Rockford. We travel there pretty often to shoot at Pine Tree Pistol Club.
    Looking at a paper map, route 2 looks like a great road to ride. Following the Rock river is a trip I'd like to make next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twee View Post
    Thanks 1wiseguy2.
    I see you are in Rockford. We travel there pretty often to shoot at Pine Tree Pistol Club.
    Looking at a paper map, route 2 looks like a great road to ride. Following the Rock river is a trip I'd like to make next year.
    Pine tree is maybe 15 minutes away max.
    I shoot out back in my yard. Several friends are members there. Route 2 is nice. If you have a day I can show you nice rides west of here or in SW Wisconsin.
    I have three daughters and one son riding now. Both daughters have NC's. An NC700X and NC700XD. I am impressed by them. I did a lot of research and reading between the lines before I bought the first one. My girls love them. Both have been lowered as they are both 5'7" tall.

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    Welcome to the forum from a former Honda Silver Wing scooter owner in Vermont.

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