Well, bought the bike 4 weeks ago.....had business travel, then had to order my gear....did all of the maintenance...and it sat in the garage waiting and waiting for me to git' er dun and ride..sniff sniff, whaaaa, whaaaa, whaaaaa....you get the point. It was beyond time to commission the new ride and get back in the saddle for the first time since I was in college many moons ago. Finally had some time this a.m., so it was nutt up or shut up time.
I bought an 07 Ninja 650R to bust the nutt of monotony and Same Sh&
Diff Day and do something I wanted for some fun (work 2 jobs....always on the go).
Took her out for my first run today. I worked on throttle control, clutch work, turns and all the basic crap you seasoned dawgs take for granted for about an hr and a half...had some fun for sure. I know I can't walk or run unless I have a solid foundation to work with.
It was fun and I know I need to work on my basic skills a few times this week before I link up with a few of my local friends to go on my first real ride with a little safe mileage and reasonable speed to learn from some experienced riders. I write this stupid little thread to remind you salty road dawgs what it is like for a noob....don't forget about us. I can't wait to work up the skills to link up with a few of you gents for a ride this late summer or fall.