first of all please keep in mind I'm from a french speaking province so while I'm great at understanding english, my vocabulary can get quite bad.
This will be a short presentation and explanation of why I'm here.
I've started riding at 14 on a scooter and sold it at 18. My parents told me numerous times that I would have much more fun on a motorcycle than in a car so after owning some sports cars I got myself my bike licence and started riding on a ninja 500r.
The rules being the rules, new riders in Québec have to, after the theorical course and practical course in a closed lot, ride for a full season alongside an experienced (at least two years) rider on another bike. I was lucky, my father took back his bike licence and got himself a vulcan 750 to come along and teach me.
Somewhat unlucky me, my 2010 season ended abruptly in the door of a honda civic. I have been lucky though because I was completely unscathed.
Fast forward to this june, my father decided that his riding years are quite behind him and was looking to get rid of his bike. Since I was interested and he is not a seller, he just gave it to me. Yay!
I do not like cruiser-styled bikes. I do not like loud exhausts, I'm not fond of chrome... This is clearly not my type of bike, but a gift is a gift and I intend to ride it a while before selling it. It's an old '93 so it needs some love.
I'm not very good with tools and quite scared of making my somewhat working bike in a not-anymore working bike but I'm very, very curious and I intend to do everything I can myself before turning it to a shop.
While I do speak french, I'll keep it mostly in english for everyone to understand what I try to say. You might see a couple french words when I'm explaining something I have absolutely no idea how to articulate in english.
So yeah, that's it, I think you should be able to make yourself an idea of what kind of person I might be. Looking forward to knowing you all!