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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-15-2009, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
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Nerves of rust

60 degrees and sunny today, and my first real ride since turkey day last year.

And man did I feel rusty. And edgy...while I was out there. It felt real good to be out, but then there was this weird sense of relief when I made it to my two destinations. I know it will pass, it just felt pretty odd.

I know people aren't used to seeing us out there, and around here we still have to watch for flooded sections of road side with chunks of ice still in them. Then there's the frost heaves (nature's speed bumps) and some monster chuck holes too that could very easily separate the rider from the bike.

But overall it was nice to be out again, the bike ran good, and without any leaking carb issues.

Riding season is slowly wandering in!
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Congrats on the first ride safe and sound!!! Two more outtings and your home free but that edgy feeling, its a good feeling, And we are safest when we are cautious we all know that then we get to comfortable we stop aying attention... yes theres a happy, and that usually happens about half way through the season... Keep the shiny side up!!!



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congrats on getting out! right up to my crash thursday i was having a blast. new pipe on my bike that felt like it gave it a lil more pep. first time i've been able to ride in a couple weeks between rain and cold and errands requiring the truck. for a minute i thought maybe it was fate being mad because i had a blast riding to work, and coming home - right up to the crash.

i know after only a couple weeks off the bike i always am a little tense. i can't imagine several months. but i guess now i get to find out. take her slow and do a lot of liitle trips to get your wheelin legs back.

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I had the same "edginess" after being off of my bike for six weeks or so after my knee surgery. Still, it felt really good to be back in the saddle again...

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i took the bike to work this morning for the first time this year. it was 30 degrees when i left the house but expecting 55 this afternoon which is nice for NEPA. it feels good to start the season but i know we can/will get some cold snaps here.
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i took the bike to work this morning for the first time this year. it was 30 degrees when i left the house but expecting 55 this afternoon which is nice for NEPA. it feels good to start the season but i know we can/will get some cold snaps here.
Might rain today so I'm in the cage. Tomorrow is supposed to be sunny and 55 though. I might make it the first day of the season for commuting on the bike...
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is it just me??? i still cant seem to find that elusive 6th gear!!!
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And man did I feel rusty. And edgy...while I was out there. It felt real good to be out, but then there was this weird sense of relief when I made it to my two destinations. I know it will pass, it just felt pretty odd.
I know exactly what you mean. When I'm off the bike for a while, I am noticeably rusty when I get back on it. I think it's a very good idea to take it easy until everything feels "natural" again.

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Chair ride fellas. It really works...
been doing that since i put my bike up November 13...
its the closest thing I got... Other than sitting on it out in the garage...

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