Stumbled on the forum a few days ago, wanted to drop my hellos in.
Name is Shawn, a 26 year old dude who just moved to Vancouver from Edmonton. I ride a 2008 Ninja 650R as my first bike.
I bought the bike in the middle of September last year, got rid of the car and the job, through my crap in storage and headed out to Vancouver area October 6th of last year. That was a helluva ride for a beginner rider haha LOVED IT. Just missed a snow dump and crap weather on the highway too! Literally by 6 hours.
Came out to BC in search of love, lust and sunshine. Got a place in January with cool room mates and am just starting to settling into Vancouver, having never really been here before.
I haven't done a LOT of riding around here, but from what I've seen it's pretty nice! I can't get over having the mountains as backgrounds. Gorgeous.
Still a somewhat new rider, but I've now put on around 5000KM by myself on the Ninja so I'm a comfortable rider. No stunts, maybe in a year or three. Still somewhat of a squid in first gear though haha, but I've usually got gear on to some degree.
Anyway, I'm sure if you haven't seen me riding around (I live Knight St / 57th ish area) you will soon enough, as I plan to rock the bike as the only form of transport for a whiiillleeee.
I'm down to ride in damn near whatever kinda weather, so if any of yas want to ride let me know, or tell me of a meetup you guys hang around?
Anyways, thanks for putting together this awesome board whoever, great source of info and opinions!