Hello all, my name is Kevin, I've been a long time dirtbiker and I just purchased my first street bike (99 CBR600 F4). I have rode a few sportbikes before (just friends bikes, R6, CBR, Gixxer) and I am aproaching my new passion with as much caution as I have always used when dirtbikin
I have $1G worth of gear on hold at Action and I know what it is like to go down hard on dirt, so my personal rule (for myself, I could give a shite what others will think ), I will ALWAYS wear my gear. Mainly because there is no better way to insure a long happy life, but also because I will be doing some highway commuting and there are far to many idiots on 4 wheels who don't look for riders on the road.
I consider myself a complete ameteur to the sport and have no problem with self control, as I have already lost friends who did not.
I have a few other friends starting up this year as well, and I hope to be a good influence on their riding (why push your limits off the track?).
I am aware that the community of experienced riders will generally stay away from riding with n00bs, and I respect that, and look forward to taking alot of time to myself to build my skill. Riding has always come naturally to me, but this is no excuse to act irresponsibly, and I have a great respect for the power at my finger tips.
I would love any advice/good words any of you have for me, and if you see me on the road, don't expect me to try and keep up