Join Date: Dec 2018
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New rider in Dallas
Hello, I am a new rider in Dallas. Did my MSF course and got my license the week before Thanksgiving, and bought a 2011 CBR 250R on Thanskgiving weekend.
I am 63 years old and this is my first motorcycle. Have always wanted one, but now that the kids are out of college, the house is paid for, and there is a ton of insurance, I thought it was time to scratch that itch. I have been a track instructor with the Porsche Club for the last ten years, and have been a pretty serious bicycle racer, so I have some feel for this. However after my MSF course, which I took on a Grom, I realize how far I have to go. Being on a cycle is like seeing the world from a whole new perspective.
The bike has been a blast, and a perfect platform for gaining skills. It had 8,000 miles and looks perfect. It reminds me of the 1991 Miata that I tracked for four years. Since I have a limited window for this hobby, I am going to move up pretty quickly, but I am not getting rid of the 250. I spend a lot of time in Asheville, NC, and at some point I will ship it out there to have something to ride in the mountains. I donít think light and agile gets old.
Thanks for all the information on this forum. I have learned a ton already.