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Haven't even take my courses yet!

Hi All,
Future rider here, starting classes May 8, already bought a Honda CB300F, which is being delivered Wednesday. My wife is also getting her license.
I'm surprised by how many people ask me if I'm giving up cycling. Uh, no, I'm giving up my car to have a commute that is more like cycling.
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Welcome to the forum.
As a cyclist you will already have a good head start on handling something with only two wheels to hold it up!

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Sounds very familiar! Been a cyclist forever before the powered kind entered my life. I have found that I became a better bicyclist due to my motorcycling, and a better motorcyclist due to my bicycling! Great complimentary hobbies! Like my motorcycle "collection", I have even more bicycles... really love two wheeled travel! 👍
Enjoy the class - and read everything you can about riding a motorcycle. I suggest (as MANY have) "Proficient Motorcycling" by David Hough... Have fun!
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Welcome,
Riding a motorbike doesn't mean to give up all kind of non-machine supported sports. Some people obviously think, that all bikers are fat beer drinking couch potatoes.
Many of my friends do cycling. I'm a competitive long distance runner. Sometime I have problems riding home after a hard race. Legs could "freeze", so I don't get my feets on the ground fast enough :-)

... have fun ;-)
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Hello Hobbyist.

I've been there, too. Commuted to work on a bicycle until my body had enough of that. Then the motor was added...
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Got the bike yesterday. My friend brought it down the street to a small parking lot, and we did a little practice. I was surprised by how little effort it took. But I know the operation of the bike is the easiest part. it'll be riding in traffic that'll take the most effort.

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Got the bike yesterday. My friend brought it down the street to a small parking lot, and we did a little practice. I was surprised by how little effort it took. But I know the operation of the bike is the easiest part. it'll be riding in traffic that'll take the most effort.
Don't worry about it. If you've ridden a pedal bike on the road you'll already be prepared for drivers that are pretty much actively trying to run you over. At least with a motorbike you can drop a gear and disappear.

What road bike do you have BTW? I've got a Kona JtS which I used to ride to work but my main pedal bike hobby is All Mountain/Enduro riding.

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My road bike is an old Raleigh Record that someone was giving away on the curb. It is precisely the right size for me in great condition.
My Main bike is a 2008 Haro Shift R3
and my BMX is a 2008 Premium Solo

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My road bike is an old Raleigh Record that someone was giving away on the curb. It is precisely the right size for me in great condition.
My Main bike is a 2008 Haro Shift R3
and my BMX is a 2008 Premium Solo
Nice nice.

I almost got myself a WTP Curse but then I realized how little I would actually use a BMX since I have my other bikes (motored and pedal) and other things to do as well. That said, I'm really Jonesing for an Evil Insurgent (built, up that thing would literally be worth more than my motorcycle), that linkage design just straight up looks mean as **** and like you could almost make it a dedicated downhill bike and enter enduro races with it too and it would climb decently.

Good luck with your moto school too.

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me and my friend will do some small stuff with the bmx's, but if something happened to it, i'd probably not replace it, at my time of life. And besides, i could do most of my bmx things on my mountain bike, anyway. I'd like to get a second set of rims with street tires, for urban riding, and just switch out depending on what kind of riding i'm doing.

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