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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-08-2017, 06:55 AM Thread Starter
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Slow and simple

Good day - not sure if anybody reads these things, but I'l keep it brief.

Married, 3 kids, had a Suzuki Marauder years ago which I sold just before tying the knot. 12 years passed, during each of which my need to get back on 2 wheels got stronger and stronger. I was lucky enough to find a 2002 Yamaha V Star Classic in great condition and in my price range, and even luckier that the wife was 100% on board, so I picked it up and have been loving every second I'm on her.

I pretty much ride side roads or 'country' roads, or just for my 3 miles to work. Here in central NJ, highways can bring you in contact with a lot of ragers and distracted drivers, so I just keep it slow and simple when I get a chance to ride.

Looking forward to picking up some tips and learning a thing or two from the more experienced folks here.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-08-2017, 07:09 AM
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Hey that's great you are back on two wheels. We are happy to have you here. Welcome. Look forward to hearing/seeing more from you.

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Thanks...it's great to be here, and back on the bike after so long.
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-08-2017, 09:13 AM
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I too keep it slow and simple! Glad you are enjoying the ride
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Welcome to the forum JPR, glad you're enjoying being back in the saddle. Any pics you'd like to share with us? We love pics here and ride safely!


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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-08-2017, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks

Thanks for the great welcome - really appreciate it.

Interestingly, I only have one picture, which is in my avatar and attached here. Once I get her back up and running, I'll get some more.

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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-08-2017, 10:08 AM
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JPR you have the right attitude.

The one thing we have control over to limit our risk, is to not ride in crazy traffic, multilane streets, and interstate highways.

Not that you cant ride on the interstate or through the middle of the city in rush hour if you need to, just understand your risk is higher.
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I am a new rider so thats where I have been doing all of my riding also. To be honest, I dont feel any urge to ride in the higher stress situations or at high rates of speed.
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Welcome JPR, and welcome back to biking.

I prefer a nice 50mph country road but I also don't mind running down the highway. Of course, around here our Trans Canada is only a 2 lane divided highway, which isn't too bad. I don't think riding a multi-lane interstate would be much fun on 2 wheels. Been through places like NYC, Atlanta, Houston, DC, Baltimore, Toronto, Montreal, etc and an 18 wheeler felt like the safest mode of transportation in those situations...lol

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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-13-2017, 01:13 AM
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Hey JPR,

Glad your back to riding and welcome to the forum. Any chance your wife or kids will be riding with ya?
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