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Old 01-15-2013, 09:55 AM   #31
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I'm always happy to bring somebody on a F650 or KLR friendly ride. Argentine pass to Redcone comes to mind.

sooooo A KLR friendly ride is eaiser than a broken legged XRL ride. Think I might be up for that.

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Old 01-15-2013, 11:38 AM   #32
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No broken legs for me! Especially no broken fingers or thumbs, I wouldn't be able to work!

Took the second step, just signed up for my motorcycle safety class. Going to look at gear this Friday/Saturday next...
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:37 PM   #33
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... Going to look at gear this Friday/Saturday next...
Try Motogearoutlet in Arvada.
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:51 AM   #34
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sooooo A KLR friendly ride is eaiser than a broken legged XRL ride. Think I might be up for that.

I wasn't route finding on that route, and this route would be way harder than that one. Besides, you didn't break anything on that ride.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:09 AM   #35
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Happy trails to you Josh , it nice meeting you and Cole . I'm sure you'll have many good times aboard the Dakar .
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:47 PM   #36
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Thanks Dave! Just signed up for my motorcycle safety course, February 16, 17th with a back up date of March 23, 24 if the weather doesn't cooperate.

Next up is getting some gear...
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:59 PM   #37
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Yup, been a BMWCCA member for around 15 years now.
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Thought so. Welcome!

Also a long time CCA member. Love the cars but bikes, well, even more fun... And they tend to be cheaper and easier to have two or three around...
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:19 AM   #38
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Love the cars but bikes, well, even more fun... And they tend to be cheaper and easier to have two or three around...


I think I need to up my bike to car ratio
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:40 PM   #39
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Welcome! You will never be sorry!

Great looking bike.
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:15 PM   #40
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I forgot all about a Malcom Smith jacket I have in a closet in blue ( same color as the bike) size lg. possibly , I'd almost be giving it away at $50.
Send me a note if you're interested.
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:40 PM   #41
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Well, made another coupla steps in ownership this weekend. Went to Foothills BMW and Performance Cycle and tried on some stuff.

Then logged on here and found the exact jacket/pants I wanted in my size, so I bought them for far less than new cost. That freed up a little extra spending money, so off to Performance Cycle I went for boots and gloves. Came home with these...

All I need now is a helmet, I suppose I could use the one I have now for car racing, but I'm leaning towards getting a motorcycle specific one...

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Old 01-19-2013, 09:28 PM   #42
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Laugh

That's some damn nice gear for just starting out! Way to step up to the plate and get some real gear.
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:21 AM   #43
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I'm still trying to wrap my head around the cost of the boots. I didn't spend a whole lot more for my jacket/pants, although the boots are new. I wasn't overally concerned with getting truly waterproof boots vs getting something that would breathe during the summer heat so my feet don't turn into sweat bombs.

I've been down the upgrading road with my cars in the past, it ends up costing a ton of money as I cycled through multiple parts until I got what I really wanted from the outset.

So this time I figured I'd just try to get something that I could grow into and not have to replace for a long time. I'm also completely intimidated by the fact that the only thing between me and the ground is this gear. I've crashed plenty of times on my mtn bike, but obviously there's a huge speed delta, plus concrete vs dirt and cars vs nothing out there.

Figured I'd better try to surround myself with the best protective gear that I can afford, cause all it takes is a very small injury to one of my hands etc and I'm out of work. At that point the opportunity cost will far outweigh whatever the cost of the gear is...
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