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post #1 of 7 Old 01-14-2019, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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Hi All!

Im thrilled to be a first time sport bike owner in my mid 40s. I come from years of motocross and gave it up when the kids were young. My son turned 18 and grabbed a zx6r, so I got one too! Im looking forward to learning and teaching him how to love the ride and survive the streets on two wheels.
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post #2 of 7 Old 01-14-2019, 11:32 PM
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Very cool! Congrats on the new bike! There's quite a bit of useful information here (and some completely useless horsesh*t too ), but I'm sure you'll be able to tell the difference once you delve into the comments. If nothing else, we supply plenty of humor here. Welcome to the forum.

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post #3 of 7 Old 01-16-2019, 08:42 PM
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Can't say enough good things about Team Oregon, for rider skills. I would advocate for attending ART at Pat's Acres, first chance you get.

I used to blast around in the Columbia Hills, between Beaverton and points Northeast of there. Commuted into Hillsboro from St Helens over Cornelius Pass, until I found routes further into the woods and farm land.

Some of the best riding country I've had the opportunity to make use of.

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post #4 of 7 Old 02-10-2019, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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Ill have to check out Patís. Riding dirt doesnít translate directly to street. I have lots to learn.

I canít wait to hit some backwoods riding when the weather clears. Riding with my son was a bucket list moment. Hopefully well meet some new friends to enjoy the ride with.
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Of you ride West on 26, until you get to Tillamook, check out the aviation museum..... Then find Mt Hebo and ride to the top. Used to be a usaf radar site there. 127 turns in a very few miles going up about 5,000 feet.

Great view on a clear day.

Another good day trip is to ride out to Hurricane ridge, and the Johnson observatory at mt st Helens.....

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Ill definitely be doing some exploring in the area. I think I need to work on my endurance and slowly extend my ride times. My wrists and back get tired after about 30-45 minutes of spirited riding.
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Ill definitely be doing some exploring in the area. I think I need to work on my endurance and slowly extend my ride times. My wrists and back get tired after about 30-45 minutes of spirited riding.
Balls of your feet on the pegs..... Knees pressed into the tank.... That locks your pelvis in place and unloads your arms. You should always be able to flap your elbows, and you should be using the clip ons as hand rests, not grips. Riding with your palms only on the bars, will tell you when you're loose enough.

At 57, my biggest issue is getting low enough on the tank. That's mainly due to how tight my back is *cough* and not because of my belly

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