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Scooter talk with RG - Tune in from 2:00 to 2:01 daily
« Reply #-1 on: November 21, 2017, 02:06:20 PM »
As some of you know I am a 2-Wheeled enthusiast. I started off as a kid on different motorcycles that were around the house at the time. Having one of my older brothers be a gear head helped facilitate that I suppose. We seemed to always have something running and if not, had friends with motorcycles that we could usually talk into letting us ride.

I went a long time without getting another bike, I had talked about it many times but just never went through with it. There used to be a whole lot more places to ride dirt bikes than there is now and the idea of street bikes scared me. Just being honest. It wasn't that I was afraid of my ability to ride one but rather the folks in cars around me not seeing me and pulling out in front of me or into me. I've had friends be involved in motorcycle accidents, one even died.

Back in February of this year, I finally decided to put my fear aside and buy a motorcycle. I got my "M" endorsement and began to ride. I ended up selling that bike and bought a new one with safety features like traction control and ABS and I have to say, I really enjoy riding. The bike I bought is capable of astonishing acceleration but I baby it for the most part. I have my spirited moments but in no way have I come close to what it's capable of. Maybe 40% but that's fine. I like knowing it's there I guess ;) It was the same way back when I had my Mustang. I never got over 100mph in it but I knew that if I needed to GO, it was ready, lol.

One part of riding for me is to make silly little videos and find spots to take pictures. I bought a tank bag to hold my DSLR and I try to find spots to pull off and snap a picture or 10. I usually try to include the bike in the picture as well as I do like it quite a bit. Some find it hideous but I like the way it looks. It is more than just transportation, it's freedom. I can't explain how serene and at peace I feel riding down back roads on it, listening to music in my helmet via bluetooth while also hearing the growl of the exhaust. It's just like heaven to me. The sights I see from a 2 wheeled vantage point, the temperature changes from warm to cool to cold and back. The smells of the road and the woods, sometimes leaves burning or someone smoking or grilling. It's all part of the experience and I have to say, I'm hooked!

I don't have much longer before it will be too cold (for me) to ride but I may pop in here and there and add pics and videos to this thread. I may even add some food pics of restaurants that I may end up at on my jaunts about the countryside. For now, I'll leave you with a nice picture I took yesterday on the side of a country road. I liked the leaves that had fallen and thought it'd make a nice wallpaper for my desktop PC :)



Here's a short video taken right after I got back on the bike after that pic above. I did misbehave slightly so be forewarned :P

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Re: Scooter talk with RG - Tune in from 2:00 to 2:01 daily
« on: November 21, 2017, 02:54:40 PM »
Love the area your riding at.  The end of the video you were  a bad boy.  Lol.
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Re: Scooter talk with RG - Tune in from 2:00 to 2:01 daily
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2017, 05:48:27 PM »
I know the feeling RG except for me it is on the water
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Re: Scooter talk with RG - Tune in from 2:00 to 2:01 daily
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2017, 07:00:05 PM »
I was waiting for throttle up...
It has a nice growl - not the whiny scream you get with the smaller bikes. I like it.
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Re: Scooter talk with RG - Tune in from 2:00 to 2:01 daily
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2017, 07:17:14 PM »
It's a fun hobby for sure! I do love that sound Jack ;) The throttle up is toward the end of the video BTW :)
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Re: Scooter talk with RG - Tune in from 2:00 to 2:01 daily
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2017, 07:51:24 PM »

I'll be on the Dark Horse tomorrow, headed to my daughter's for Thanksgiving.

BTW, there was no link to video, at least for me.

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Re: Scooter talk with RG - Tune in from 2:00 to 2:01 daily
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2017, 08:24:34 PM »
Hmmmm.....I know Sparky and Jaxon saw it. ?????
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Re: Scooter talk with RG - Tune in from 2:00 to 2:01 daily
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2017, 10:55:50 PM »

BTW, there was no link to video, at least for me.

No link...video is imbedded so that you can just click on it without leaving LTBBQ ;)

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