So its one year in. I thought I would post up for people to see how it went and perhaps encourage some...
November 2007 - 34 years old. Took the Pro Ride Course. Last week of the year. Recall the first night ride and thought how mad it was to be out on the street with traffic, in the dark at 7:30 PM. I felt so exposed and the Second Narrows at 90 kph was not fun!
December 2007 - Purchased my first bike - 1991 Yamaha SRX 400. A great first bike, I wish I kept it longer, but it was weak on the highway and small for me, so sold it in March, didn't really loose any money. It was a great first bike.
March 2008 - Got a new bike, Suzuki SV650S, 2004 from Jim Pattison Suzuki. - thought what the hell am I doing on this. Had buyers remorse for a few weeks.
August 2008 - put on the full fairings...
October 2008 - about 5000 km ridden since Novermber 2007, and I finally think I made a breakthrough on making good turns. Managed to get the bike over and nentered into a corner with confidence and speed. Wow. Now I am officially hooked.
Good first year. got lots of good riding gear long the way. So key. I mountain bike and know the impotrtance of good gear.
good rides, mostly solo, but I like it that way.
enjoy it noobs. its awesome...