What I learned from my first ride in 25 years

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by kzoo, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. kzoo

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    1) The instruction we got (impromptu class in the parking lot of the dealership for four hours) was invaluable.

    2) Cars really do not care

    3) Look, Look, Look

    4) Brake early

    5) Harley's have a lot of low end torque

    6) Shift it like you mean it!

    7) Yes, there are bugs out in early spring

    8) At 50 degrees and 55 MPH it can be chilly

    9) Caution and care are of the utmost importance

    10) RIDING IS FUN!!

    Cant wait for another warm day to go again!!
     
  2. Rubyred

    Rubyred Senior Member

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    As I get older #8 really gets my attention! Never used to bother me.:(
     
  3. 01dynaglide

    01dynaglide Junior Member

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    Glad you are back riding. I bet you still have a smile on your face.
     
  4. Lancer

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    Amen to that!:s
     
  5. Duane53

    Duane53 Active Member

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    I agree with rubyred. Number 8 gets to me too.
     
  6. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    kzoo, glad your back in the saddle, bet you are too. I try not to get into any posting about cold weather riding here on the forum, being from Fl. I can't say much. But I do agree #8 is something I can relate to.
     
  7. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    I like #2 - definitely true!!!

    Glad you made it home safe & keep on truck'n.
     
  8. bwalsh22

    bwalsh22 Junior Member

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    No 8 - that explains why people usually look at me funny when I say 40 degrees and up, I am good to go. I know my knees usually do not like me when I get here, but I just focus on the ride home.

    Still amazes me thought since I started, how cold it really is when you are in the open air.

    Add to that, a windshield makes a big difference :D
     
  9. Firenailer

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    Here in NY #8 is just too true. Man I really do miss the heated seat and grips and fairing my last bike had!
     
  10. mat 60

    mat 60 Senior Member

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    No 8 for me also...Call me what you will :bigsmiley12:.I havent riden for mts but it needs to hit 60 for me..:small3d031: