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Old 07-06-2005, 10:01 PM   #62
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Joined: Jul 2005
Location: Epicenter of insanity, CA
Oddometer: 365
Never touched a bike until 46. I had always wanted to ride but always talked myself out of it because I didn't trust myself not to go nuts and do myself injury. Last summer I finally decided that if I didn't do it soon it wasn't ever going to happen (mid-life crisis, I guess), I figured I had enough maturity now, and I saw a V-Strom 650 and decided that was the bike for me, so I started looking for a beginner bike to learn on. Found a GZ250 on ebay for a song and hauled it to the MSF class in my pickup and learned to ride it. 6 weeks commuting on the baby cruiser and I was bored with it and ready for something bigger and found a local dealer with a black DL650. Dropped it on the way to work the 2nd day out and almost gave it up, it shook my confidence so much. But I worked through it and have 8500mi on it now and am having a blast.
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