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Old 03-08-2014, 09:35 PM
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I think you should give it a bit more thought. Don't try to compare motorcycling to driving, they have only the road they use in common. Give it a bit more time, the sun is out and the asphalt is nice and sticky. Try a new bike, explore other options, or don't. But don't give up, not so soon. Riding may seem easy enough on principle but the more km's you have the more knowledge you accomulate, the more confident you'll be, and the more you'll like riding: it really is a whole different world.
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Old 03-09-2014, 11:20 AM
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Oh, I know, Luis.

I intend to get back riding. May take a while though.

I could have made her safer (tires), but knowing myself I would end up exploring the higher limits and crashing at a higher speed. I've watched myself climb that ladder before with my car (no crashes though).

She's gone now. I was unfair with the buyer on my previous post: everything went smoothly and he seems like he will be a good owner.

Last couple of rides felt good. Opened my visor on the evening, felt the wind on my face, etc etc trying not to get too sentimental.
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Old 03-10-2014, 10:46 AM
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Last couple of rides felt good. Opened my visor on the evening, felt the wind on my face, etc etc trying not to get too sentimental.
Damn tough not to get sentimental about it . I'm glad your most recent

( I almost said last ! ) rides were positive ! So overall Metale , it was a good

experience , having the bike ?
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Old 03-10-2014, 11:25 AM
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Buying and managing to ride a motorcycle all by myself was alot more important to me than I spoke about. It allowed me to make alot of ghosts disappear. The feeling of conquest, of achieving something, was very important.

That gets a bit downplayed now - selling the CBR feels a bit like quitting, tastes a bit like defeat. But it was very important and totally worth it.

It was interesting seeing myself going from barely making it home with the bike on the first day, to cornering at 110km/h hanging to the side of the bike (from fear of leaning it, I admit!) few months later; from not being able to release a hand from the clip-on to close my visor, to riding without hands.

All in all, I intend to get back riding some time. Probably something less tense/sporty though. But I'll still hang my bottom from the side of it

Right now, I'll try to get through withdrawal with some more guitars or something.
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Old 03-11-2014, 02:29 AM
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Buying and managing to ride a motorcycle all by myself was alot more important to me than I spoke about. It allowed me to make alot of ghosts disappear. The feeling of conquest, of achieving something, was very important.

That gets a bit downplayed now - selling the CBR feels a bit like quitting, tastes a bit like defeat. But it was very important and totally worth it.

It was interesting seeing myself going from barely making it home with the bike on the first day, to cornering at 110km/h hanging to the side of the bike (from fear of leaning it, I admit!) few months later; from not being able to release a hand from the clip-on to close my visor, to riding without hands.

All in all, I intend to get back riding some time. Probably something less tense/sporty though. But I'll still hang my bottom from the side of it

Right now, I'll try to get through withdrawal with some more guitars or something.
Well I'm really glad it was worth it for you Metale . I feel sure you will be
back at it again too .


Thanks for helping me when I was having a rough time
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Old 08-18-2014, 03:03 AM
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Hi guys! Hope everything is going fine, no major crashes and lots of sunny days

I haven't got back riding. I know the first thing I would do would be to get a knee down, and end up getting everything down so I'm keeping the distance

But I miss my bike on days like this. I wish I had enjoyed the rides more, seen the landscape, feel the wind, instead of concentrating so much on body position, lean angles, trajectory lines and shift points.

I'm having tons of fun on my go-kart *huhhhh* I mean bmw though, and can't driving without a smile on my face, even after owning it for more than 12 years. Funny that now I find myself pointing my chin to the apex a lot, just like I got used to do on the cbr

Cheers everyone. Here is a photo of the last day I rode the cbr:



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Old 08-18-2014, 07:40 PM
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Yeah, some of my best memories are from rides with the throttle backed off.
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Old 08-19-2014, 02:40 AM
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Hi Joćo . You gave motorcycling a damn good try . As the old saying goes ,

" nothing ventured , nothing gained " , and I'm sure you learned lots from

you riding experience . You may one day get back at riding , and if not , well

at least you tried it , you made some new friends , and you contributed a lot

to this forum .

I bought my CBR because I wanted to ride again while my health still allowed.

Although my back has never been the same as before my injury last

December , I am still able to ride most days ( big thumbs up ) . One day I

will return to driving a car - and I will hopefully save enough cash to buy

something that is at least somewhat sporty .

For now though , I am having a fun summer riding the CBR . I am currently

practicing my downshift rev matching ; trying to hit the apex in the middle of

the ( smallish ) power band . Good clean fun !

Good to hear from you Metale ,
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