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Re: My first bike!
« Reply #60 on: March 31, 2016, 10:04:20 am »
Your boots will be fine in the rain. Same with gloves. Hands are easy to dry.
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Re: My first bike!
« Reply #61 on: March 31, 2016, 10:05:30 am »
I'd just try to reschedule.
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Re: My first bike!
« Reply #62 on: March 31, 2016, 10:12:14 am »
I'd just try to reschedule.

Fuck that. You've got a bike to ride, Ed!

If you're worried about your jacket, just put some Frog Toggs or a rain coat over it. Just know that you're going to get fucking hot since you're not going to be going fast (unless it's freezing cold out).

Make sure your hands are warm, but it doesn't matter if they're wet. Wet hands don't decrease dexterity. If your boots aren't waterproof, you can wear plastic bags on the inside so your feet at least stay dry.

You'll be fine, though. People make way too big of a deal out of riding in the rain.
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Re: My first bike!
« Reply #63 on: March 31, 2016, 10:13:28 am »
Fuck that. You've got a bike to ride, Ed!

If you're worried about your jacket, just put some Frog Toggs or a rain coat over it. Just know that you're going to get fucking hot since you're not going to be going fast (unless it's freezing cold out).

Make sure your hands are warm, but it doesn't matter if they're wet. Wet hands don't decrease dexterity. If your boots aren't waterproof, you can wear plastic bags on the inside so your feet at least stay dry.

It's a high of 40F on Saturday, and 32F on Sunday.

I don't think I'm gonna be overheating too badly  :lol:
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« Reply #64 on: March 31, 2016, 11:13:04 am »
Bro u are gonna be miserable.... I would reschedule

Even if u stay dry ur gonna be cold.
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« Reply #65 on: March 31, 2016, 11:14:06 am »
I have enough room to fit a thin sweater under my jacket so I'm not too worried about being cold, although I'm not sure how my fingers will feel being at that temp all day
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« Reply #66 on: March 31, 2016, 07:31:02 pm »
Bro u are gonna be miserable.... I would reschedule

Even if u stay dry ur gonna be cold.
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« Reply #67 on: March 31, 2016, 08:09:40 pm »
I must be black. :lol:
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« Reply #68 on: March 31, 2016, 08:31:34 pm »
I must be black. :lol:
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« Reply #69 on: March 31, 2016, 08:33:59 pm »
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« Reply #70 on: April 01, 2016, 03:35:14 pm »
Picked up a pair of Oxford waterproof gloves with a little bit of insulation in them - they're labeled as "summer" gloves but if I wore these in the summer my hands would be drenched. Also picked up a light windbreaker from Walmart for $20 that'll fit over my leather jacket in case it does rain.

Either way, the forecasts (I've been checking 5 different sites :lol:) have changed and more or less converged to this:

Saturday morning - little to no precipitation
Saturday afternoon - minimal precipitation
Sunday morning/afternoon - chilly (just below freezing) but no precipitation

So I think with a little bit of luck, rain/snow shouldn't be any issue. Just gotta deal with the cold.
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« Reply #71 on: April 02, 2016, 04:48:10 pm »
Survived day 1!

Spent most of the day on a Grom (Groms and CBR125's made up most of the bikes available, with a couple of standards and a single CBR250). That thing requires pretty much no learning curve, just hop on and go.
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Re: My first bike!
« Reply #72 on: April 02, 2016, 04:57:51 pm »
Sell Ninja and keep the Grom
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« Reply #73 on: April 03, 2016, 05:49:39 am »
Lovely, feels like -15C/5F this morning. This should be fun...
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« Reply #74 on: April 03, 2016, 03:02:08 pm »
Well, got a perfect score on the test on EZ mode (on the Grom).

Just gotta go to the licensing centre and get my license tomorrow woot. Then get insurance and pick up the bike whenever it's warm enough.
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« Reply #75 on: April 03, 2016, 03:04:33 pm »
Congrats!
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« Reply #76 on: April 03, 2016, 03:54:09 pm »
Nice, man!
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« Reply #77 on: April 03, 2016, 04:06:51 pm »
Awesome!
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« Reply #78 on: April 03, 2016, 08:03:58 pm »
Good shit.....
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« Reply #79 on: April 06, 2016, 12:18:22 pm »
Well called the shop to arrange picking up my bike, and was told they're so backed up the earliest I can pick it up is the 19th. I don't know why they need SO much time to just change the fluids and whatever they do before they hand the keys over, but nothing I can do about it.

At least hopefully it'll be consistently warm by then, it's still snowing today.
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Re: My first bike!
« Reply #80 on: April 06, 2016, 02:32:44 pm »
Well called the shop to arrange picking up my bike, and was told they're so backed up the earliest I can pick it up is the 19th. I don't know why they need SO much time to just change the fluids and whatever they do before they hand the keys over, but nothing I can do about it.

At least hopefully it'll be consistently warm by then, it's still snowing today.

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Re: My first bike!
« Reply #81 on: April 06, 2016, 02:48:17 pm »
Bicycle shops are similarly booked up in spring and don't even have time for quick stuff.
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« Reply #82 on: April 06, 2016, 03:59:02 pm »
New or used?

Used. Bike is just sitting there.
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« Reply #83 on: April 11, 2016, 08:22:58 pm »
Supposed to find out tomorrow if there's any chance I can pick up the bike this week sometime. Supposed to be a gorgeous weekend so would be awesome...
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« Reply #84 on: April 12, 2016, 11:21:51 am »
Yee having a lucky afternoon.

Picked up a pair of almost new Dainese kevlar jeans for cheap off a local forum d00d.

Then went to the shop to find out all the registration/certification paperwork is done, they just need to go to the ministry and pick up my plate. They're gonna try to do that this afternoon, otherwise first thing tomorrow morning.

I might actually be bringing the bike home today  :rockon:
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« Reply #85 on: April 12, 2016, 06:12:41 pm »
 :cheers:
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« Reply #86 on: April 13, 2016, 08:17:52 pm »
Well finally brought it home tonight.

Here she is next to my neighbor's Brutale and 650R



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Re: My first bike!
« Reply #87 on: April 13, 2016, 10:55:47 pm »
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Re: My first bike!
« Reply #88 on: April 13, 2016, 10:58:05 pm »
Dope.

How was the ride home?
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« Reply #89 on: April 14, 2016, 04:31:29 am »
Yea how was the maiden voyage bro

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