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Offline flatustube

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First long(ish) ride
« on: November 27, 2017, 03:23:17 PM »
Ok so I passed my test in October and got my Versys last week. Rode from Uttoxeter down to my Daughters in Cambridge yesterday - about 150 miles - and back today.

Pros
 - Bike was comfy, stable, quiet and quick when needed
 - It was fun and much cheaper than the car or train

Cons
- its a jungle out there!
- its hard work when the wind is up
- I am never forgetting my thermals again
- I am never riding 150 miles without a stop again
- I am glad I did a lifesaver when moving back into the inside lane in time to spot the White Van undertaking me

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Re: First long(ish) ride
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2017, 04:05:53 PM »
All those pros and cons make perfect sense....................everyday is a school day
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Re: First long(ish) ride
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2017, 05:25:24 PM »
Lifesavers are free... the best value in motorcycling (and caging, too). When I have a stiff neck, I don't like to ride, or drive the cage for that matter, but if I do I twist the sore neck anyway.  :028:
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Re: First long(ish) ride
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2017, 06:17:32 PM »
*Originally Posted by Sonny [+]
Lifesavers are free... the best value in motorcycling (and caging, too). When I have a stiff neck, I don't like to ride, or drive the cage for that matter, but if I do I twist the sore neck anyway.  :028:

What is caging?
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Re: First long(ish) ride
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2017, 06:23:36 PM »
Sorry... a "cage" is a car or truck where we ride around ptotected by a steel cage, unlike on a motorcycle. Maybe it is primarily a US term?  :027:
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