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  1. #1
    Join Date
    7th December 2018 - 16:22
    Bike
    Honda vt250 spada
    Location
    Auckhole
    Posts
    65

    New bloke on the thing

    After the x amount of years Iíve spent dreaming, here we are.
    I learned to correct bike on an old GB500, many thanks to my stepdad.
    An almost as old Honda VT250 popped up for sale, so I dived on it.
    It is almost as old as me (it is a Ď92) so in bike years itís quite old, and has high mileage at 85kms.

    Itís been a fun trip sizing gear and collecting it all - most of the stuff was used (or free), though I wouldnít wear crap given we Homo sapiens donít take kindly to being dragged along hard surfaces for extended periods.
    I found myself a (new) Bell helmet with Tran...s... self dimming visor - fits great.

    So far Iím enjoying taking the thing to work every day, for a whole 6kms in dire east auckhole traffic. Only been completely ignored once or twice despite my best hi vis efforts, but this is all par for the course.

    Still not through me first tank mind, only had the little guy for ... 3 days? Loads cheaper to run than the car and infinitely more fun.

    I like learning, particularly how to look after my stuff, so may exchange guitar knowledge for bike knowledge later on, should anyone be so inclined.

    Riding safe and enjoying every minute of it.

    Also dogs are cool so pat your dog

  2. #2
    Join Date
    10th February 2017 - 15:01
    Bike
    2009 Honda TransAlp
    Location
    Hawkes Bay
    Posts
    296
    Shortly after passing my test then choosing and buying a proper bike, I was infected with The Grin.

    Decades later, I still haven't shaken it off.

    I've tried all the obvious cures - bigger bikes, smaller bikes, even a Harley (close one that - almost lost the grin). Been riding through rain, snow, ice, howling gales. Went cold turkey for More Than A Year - nope.

    Hello, my name's GazzaH and I'm a biker [grin]


    Welcome to the club.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    7th December 2018 - 16:22
    Bike
    Honda vt250 spada
    Location
    Auckhole
    Posts
    65
    Filled it today. $2.36 for 98.

    It cost almost $22. Awesome.

    Took it over the harbour bridge and around the shore a bit just to see what the bridge was like. Ugh, so good. Loving bike life.

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