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#1 Unread post by Gereke » Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:37 am

Found this site recently, and I'm glad that I did.

Starting to feel the "itch" to get into motorcycling. Truth be told, I think the virus was injected into my system back when I first rode a motored two wheeler when I was about 7. Just a little mini bike, and later a Honda Trail 70. Every time I've been on a motorcycle of some kind (usually off road) I enjoyed the hell out of it. If I learned a friend had a bike, I instantly started to harass them about riding it.

Fast forward to the age of 29, and the bug is biting hard. Fired up the almighty interweb, and it wasn't long until this fine site was bookmarked. I've spent hours reading through posts, as well as the Newbies Guide and loved every minute of it. Right now I'm in the stage of "dream", as I can't exactly afford to buy even an inexpensive used machine at the moment. However, I've been making a list of things to slowly start buying such as safety gear, and books such as those written by David Hough. Baby steps, baby steps. :baby:

I may try to scam the wife into letting me take a basic riders course soon, just so I can get my feet wet again and work towards getting that motorcycle endorsement (will look good on my Class "A" license even if it collects dust for a bit, just like the Class A part is right now haha).

The only illusion I have as a FNG at the moment, is wishing I could start tomorrow. I live in SW Oregon, and there are a lot of really beautiful places to ride.

Anyway, nice to be here.

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Little about myself...

I'm a soon to be 30 year old kid that enjoys life. Married (for almost 11 years now), and have a awesome 8 year old daughter. I'm a former Navy Military Police Officer, and am currently a full time college student.

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#2 Unread post by Johnj » Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:30 am

Hello and welcome to the forum.
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#3 Unread post by mogster » Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:43 am

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#4 Unread post by garethfrith1 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:56 am

welcome here, I'v also just joined!

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#5 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:23 pm

Welcome Rex!

Thanks so much for bookmarking and joining Total Motorcycle! You will find this community and site to be very unique on the internet, we are a very friendly bunch and love helping riders out. :D

Sounds like you have the motorcycling bug again, it never really leaves you does it?

Great idea on taking a basic riders course, I'm sure it won't be hard to scam your wife in on you getting a bike, you could sell it by telling he she can pick up pink motorcycle gear and both of you can have "together time" riding around the place. :D

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#6 Unread post by Gereke » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:47 pm

Thanks for the welcome guys.

Mike, so far my wife is on board with me taking the basic course. She said she may even think about taking it with me, but she's not 100% sure she wants to ride herself. The only thing she looked at me cross eyed about was the bike purchase, as she thought I was looking to run out and buy one "right now". No so, not planning to buy until next spring some time, as I need to save for the purchase. First order of business is getting my head filled with information and safety gear bought piece by piece.

As for the bug, no I don't think it ever does leave. I still smile every time I think about dirt biking around my friends vineyard when I was in High School. Then there was riding around town on a scooter after dark when the cops weren't looking... and... and...

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#7 Unread post by zee » Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:16 am

Welcome, Rex. I just wanted to chime in and let you know that I signed up for the basic course for myself, even though I wasn't certain I wanted to ride... turns out I did. But if I hadn't, I would have only been out a day or two (if I came back for the second day) and a few dollars. Since I did, I've spent a bit more than that... lol.

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