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Old 07-04-2013, 03:55 AM   #7441
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:23 AM   #7442
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As an adult with kids college and high school, I took up street riding for the first time less than a year ago (although I've been riding dirt for about five years with my teenage son). It was a lifelong ambition, and finally the time in my life was right to take the plunge.

Being a beginner I went mild/entry-level, buying a new 2012 Honda CBR250RA in August of 2012. In June 2013 I took my first road trip with a group of guys I work with, 1500 miles through the US southern Appalachian mountains in Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Here's a picture of me on my bike, taken by a roadside photographer along Deal's Gap.

I felt very confident running along the Tail of the Dragon and had a lot of fun leaning over while keeping the revs on my 250cc thumper between 7,000 & 10,000 rpm going in and coming out of the hairpins.

Congratulations on the new bike and entry to street riding. Certainly looks like you made a great choice in bike and gear! Here's to many happy miles and smiles!
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:46 AM   #7443
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Congratulations on the new bike and entry to street riding. Certainly looks like you made a great choice in bike and gear! Here's to many happy miles and smiles!
I appreciate the warm welcome, thank you! So far, the bike has been flawless and the gear seems to be working! It was kind of hilarious riding a CBR250R single in a group that included a GS1150, an R1200RT, an R1200C, a Harley Police Special, and an ST1100! I was probably less comfortable (but not uncomfortable) on the highways but once we hit the hairpins I was in high cotton! It was also kind of cool that during rest breaks, people - usually BMW guys - would come over to chat and check out the little sportbike. I think most people were kind of surprised that a quarter liter could keep up with the liter+ bikes while hauling around a 200-pound rider plus two saddlebags and a couple of DrySpec tailpacks. I guess it's all about a different approach to riding: conserve momentum; work the six-speed aggressively to keep the rpm in the powerband; don't hesitate to use a lot of throttle, anticipate any "need for speed" and build it up a little earlier than the rest of the crew. Even running the pants off the motor though, I was getting between 69-80 mpg, yielding a range of 200+ miles on the 3.4 gallon tank.
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:54 AM   #7444
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:09 AM   #7445
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:39 PM   #7446
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:13 PM   #7447
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:25 PM   #7448
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West of Carmen area ... 08 WR250 Husqvarna --Doing alot of riding lately verifying trails for customer rides in July.

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Old 07-04-2013, 07:27 PM   #7449
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:29 AM   #7450
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Old 07-05-2013, 04:53 AM   #7451
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08 WR250 Husqvarna 2t machine ... Just another valley bottom in a boxed in canyon..

I might just see if I can't talk my wife into a vacation in the Philippines. Let me know when you ad a big bore thumper to your stock of bikes!
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Old 07-05-2013, 02:08 PM   #7452
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Old 07-05-2013, 05:08 PM   #7453
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Meet an interesting fellow at the Chehaw Mt. state park a couple of weeks ago. He was Swiss and has been living in the US since the 1980. We both had the same first bikes:50 cc Puchs made in Austria. His English was very good with a mixture of N. Alabama and Swiss accent.

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Old 07-05-2013, 05:50 PM   #7454
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hey advrider, dc here from southeast ohio. i'm new to the site and just wanted to introduce myself.

this is what i'm riding most of the time now, a 1998 cbr 600 f3.

that's the licking river in falmouth ky. right on rt 22 which is an awesome road.




and here is my young son a few years ago racing the rm 85. he's 16 now and has taken over my plated ktm 400 mxc.

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Old 07-05-2013, 08:13 PM   #7455
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Nice posting DC,I like the older CBR's and your son must feel lucky getting a plated Katoom to ride,post more and share your stories with us,that is what this is all about!
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