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Newbie Biker Starting Out


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Location : London

Newbie Biker Starting Out

Post by Arfa on Fri 01 Feb 2013, 9:14 am

A few months ago I started out on two wheels for the very first time. Fed up of taking the tube to work, I was dead set on getting a bike for commuting. With a bit of determination, I went through CBT, Theory and DAS all first time in space of 6 weeks. I still have fond memories of the Silver CBF500 I passed on, but in the end I got myself a Yamha FZS600 Fazer, which is now my trusty stead on the hectic streets of London.

I've learnt a lot over the last few months, survived a winter, only dropped the bike a couple of times (nowt serious), tried out all kinds of invaluable kit and had a great time all round. No looking back.

Of course, I'm still a novice, still plenty to learn. I'm scribbling much of my antics on learning to ride in London on my Beginner Biker blog. Have a gander and share some tips.

Beginner Biker Adventures


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Re: Newbie Biker Starting Out

Post by teamster1975 on Fri 01 Feb 2013, 8:10 pm

How do Arfa! I hate London riding, taxis seem to use us for target practice; that and the scooters rushing to the head of the queue at traffic lights!

Ride safe and enjoy mate, may spring arrive early and summer be dry and warm!!

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