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The John Norwich Riders Corner In honour of our fellow moderator: John Norwich R.I.P. September 17th, 2014
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Old 01-21-2014, 06:43 AM   #1551
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If I remembered correctly, this is the only bike show.
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Old 01-21-2014, 08:39 AM   #1552
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not cold enough for snowboarding, too cold for bike riding

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Snowboarding is decent and better than nothing, working up in Cypress so I know where the snowblowers are at. Also I am still riding, bike+snowboarding=craygasm
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Old 01-21-2014, 12:28 PM   #1554
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If I remembered correctly, this is the only bike show.
Yeah, it's the main show. You can get tickets at most Bike Dealers for $10.00 per. plan on taking my wife and son this year. I used to go with my dad every year, he's moved away so new tradition with my son starts now.
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Old 01-22-2014, 10:35 PM   #1555
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took the bike out around the cul de sec and i was happy LOL
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I've rode to work 3 out of 4 days this week. Really cold at 7am, first half of ride home is good until the sun goes down. Heated grips or gloves would make a huge difference, might try and grab some this weekend at the bike show.
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Just an FYI, I went to BK last night and they were sold out of bike show tickets. Was able to get a pair at Trev Deely on Boundary.
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For those that want to know

Pitt Meadow Track Days have been posted

• May 17
• June 28
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• September 20

https://pittmeadowstrackdays.ca/

Also West Coast Superbike School has their schedule up

http://www.westcoastsuperbikeschool.com/2014.php
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Old 01-24-2014, 10:35 AM   #1559
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There is a good read on RideApart

11 Reasons Why You Don’t Want A Literbike

11 Reasons Why You Don?t Want A Literbike | RideApart
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some pretty valid points, which is why i have a liter bike and a 600

the bit about liter bikes being targeted by cops is stupid though. sport bikes all look the same to the untrained eye lol.
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For those that want to know

Pitt Meadows Parking Lot Derby has been posted

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No but on a more serious note

Don't forget 2-Fast with our neighbors just South of the border!
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Couldnt handle it anymore so I insured the bike for the day. Ahhh it feels good to be back on two wheels again
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soo tempting to insure the bike, but just winterized the bike a month ago, feel like it would be a waste
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Riding a bike 50km is not going to tarnish the oil... do ett ..
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some pretty valid points, which is why i have a liter bike and a 600

the bit about liter bikes being targeted by cops is stupid though. sport bikes all look the same to the untrained eye lol.

The part I like is learning to ride and not spend your time managing the power.

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10) Literbikes Don’t Teach You Anything

If you’re one of those idiots that bought a literbike before first becoming a total riding expert, then all you’ve learned in the process is how not to kill yourself. All your efforts, every ride, simply go into managing the power. You’re not learning squat about riding and as a result, you don’t know how to ride well, you simply know how to transport yourself from A to B on your overcompensation machine in some semblance of safety. Sorry, but that’s the harsh truth and it’s limiting your outright enjoyment of this sport.

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I spent 3 months (Jan to March) and over 3000 km on a 250 before moving up. To be honest I wish I spent more time on a small bike.
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I couldn't agree MORE with what Gwilo has said and I repeat it to people all the time...

My first summer with my CBR600RR was exactly that... just managing the power... not learning to ride... and frankly I don't think I am any further ahead now than I was before I bought this bike.

If I could go back in time I would do what the smart people recommended and buy a 250/300cc for a summer.
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Hooked up my battery and took it for a little ride around the neighborhood. Couldn't resist!
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What else did you want from us to tell you besides buy the thing and just learn on it. You have plenty of other bikes to look at so this one isn't much more special then the other. You buy, you ride, and you potentially kill it or learn on it for a couple of season. Then upgrade or buy the same bike but better, it's your first bike so don't worry too much. It sounds like it'll last at least two season before even needing servicing so yeah... Buy it already.
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I realized I've had my N for like... 7 years? I renewed it once. I've always driven coupes and don't drink. Never occurred to me and my friend asked me about it. Totally forgot i had my N and so booked a road test for Monday. Once that's passed ill apply for my bike license.

My girlfriend has an older gsxr450 (?) and I would feel completely demasculated if she had a bike and i didn't. I didn't need a class 6 for the ruckus...

Anyways. What is a good first bike to keep an eye out for? I've always been in love with the Daytona 675 but it's way ou of my budget (and not a good first bike lol)


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SV650 but most would say a 250cc Sportbike or even cruiser. Don't worry about manhood, worry about your life.
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