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Just got my first bike! Woo Hoo!

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:25 am
by Thistleback
Hey everyone! I just got my first bike. So excited! Got it home in a trailer last night about midnight. It was an 8 hour round trip after work (including a free pizza that the seller made for us - he was at work!)

Can't wait to get through my workday so I can take it out tonight. It's gonna be long day! :laughing:

It's a 2005 Virago 250 with 1500 miles - a perfect started bike. It's already got it first scratch or two, but very minor. It's still a great looking and great running bike. I won't have to worry about putting that first bandaid on it.

I'll post pictures in a day or two.

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:42 am
by SCgurl
:multistars: :happybikeday: :multistars:

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:37 pm
by blues2cruise
Hey....:happybikeday: and welcome to TMW. :)

Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:05 am
by Brackstone
Pizza the seller made? Now THAT's Customer service!

Happy Bike Day!

Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:28 am
by flw
Nothing nicer than that first ride on your own bike. :D

Thank you to all the well-wishers

Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 3:33 pm
by Thistleback
Thank you to all who joined me in my excitement! My husband found a good deal on a used Virago 750, so we both have been riding and tinkering all weekend.

It's nice to feel welcomed here.

Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 4:49 pm
by ceemes
PICTURES!!!!!! WE DEMAND PICTURES!!!!!!




oh yeah, congrats on getting your first bike :mrgreen:

I hope this works - test for picture

Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 8:18 pm
by Thistleback

OK, well that didn't work - can anyone help with pics

Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 8:20 pm
by Thistleback
See my previous post. What did I get wrong? I want to post a picture that I have hosted at picasaweb.
:frusty:

Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 9:01 pm
by blues2cruise
Image

Re: Just got my first bike! Woo Hoo!

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 12:47 pm
by Scarlet
Thistleback wrote:Hey everyone! I just got my first bike. So excited! Got it home in a trailer last night about midnight. It was an 8 hour round trip after work (including a free pizza that the seller made for us - he was at work!)

Can't wait to get through my workday so I can take it out tonight. It's gonna be long day! :laughing:

It's a 2005 Virago 250 with 1500 miles - a perfect started bike. It's already got it first scratch or two, but very minor. It's still a great looking and great running bike. I won't have to worry about putting that first bandaid on it.

I'll post pictures in a day or two.
Totally awesome for you....Wooooohoooooo!!!!!! :littlebike5: :kicking: :motorcycle1:

:tricycle:
Scarlet

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 2:15 pm
by sidewinder175
Congratulations,
Oh what a feeling.
Enjoy your ride and don't forget that smile.
You'll be picking bugs out of your teeth, but it will be worth it, hahaha. :clapping:

Ladies = Modifications already

Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 3:28 pm
by Thistleback
I have already added a fork bag so I can carry a few incidentals, like my registration, water bottle, etc.

I've also ordered a National Cycle Sportshield to keep the wind off. Can't wait until that arrives!

We rode last Sunday, nearly all day. Backroads, highway, twisties, all of it. I like the twisties! I think they are fun. Of course, we are cautious, unlike a 22 yo male who wrecked on the same road the same day. He was going too fast for conditions and went right off the road on a curve. He's gonna live, but he totaled his bike. We were on Highway 112 from Port Angeles west out to the coast of Washington. Some of the curves are 15mph - it's definitely a place for paying attention.

Found out how far I can go on a tank of gas before I have to put it on reserve. I used my trip odometer to find that out. I can go about 145 miles until I need reserve. I get 78 miles to the gallon. Good stuff to know.

Re: Just got my first bike! Woo Hoo!

Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 8:36 pm
by RocketGirl
Thistleback wrote:Hey everyone! I just got my first bike. So excited!

Can't wait to get through my workday so I can take it out tonight. It's gonna be long day! :laughing:
Congratulations! Enjoy the ride! 8)

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2007 Virago 250cc

Ladies: Got my windshield on

Posted: Fri May 22, 2009 12:15 am
by Thistleback
I got my windshield today. Put it on after work, and went for a trial run. Found I needed to adjust it up some, so made that adjustment when we got back. I think I'll take her to work tomorrow, so I can play on my lunch hour, and we'll ride for date night after work. I know I'm going to love it! Looks nice too. :P

Posted: Fri May 22, 2009 12:19 am
by blues2cruise
:pbjt:

My first bike

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:00 am
by okpegg
I just got my first bike last week - 2006 Suzuky Boulevard. Went for my first ride on the road with my husband on Friday after work....wow lots of fun but I feel the need to get more comfortable on the road - I've been practicing for a few months in parking lots with my husbands bike. Took another ride on Saturday and felt a little better. Just got to keep practicing to get better and more comfortable I guess. I take my road test in July....practicing the drills almost daily.

Re: My first bike

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:11 am
by blues2cruise
okpegg wrote:I just got my first bike last week - 2006 Suzuky Boulevard. Went for my first ride on the road with my husband on Friday after work....wow lots of fun but I feel the need to get more comfortable on the road - I've been practicing for a few months in parking lots with my husbands bike. Took another ride on Saturday and felt a little better. Just got to keep practicing to get better and more comfortable I guess. I take my road test in July....practicing the drills almost daily.
:happybikeday:

I just got my first street bike.

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:18 pm
by beamer3088
I recently bought a 95 Nighthawk 250 with only 5500 miles on it for just $1000. I'm having a lot of fun riding and enjoying the open road :D

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:47 pm
by PioneerUrban
:happybikeday: