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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-09-2012, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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Location: Arlington Heights
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Sportbike: CBR600rr
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Hi All,

Just wanted to introduce myself. I learned how to ride a motorcycle in Pakistan when I was 15, it was a 75cc Honda (yes, 75cc) that we discovered in my friends garage. Knowing how to drive a manual car, we self-taught ourselves the basics and use to practice around his neighborhood. It wasn't all easy...I learned that the front break provided most of the stopping power the hard way...After I moved to America, my friend had a 250cc which I use to ride around from time-to-time.

I always planned on getting a bike, and this season I finally took basic classes at the "Ride-Chicago" class. It was the only one that I found with availability when I signed up. I passed the class and got a 2012 Honda CBR600RR and am loving it! It's much easier to handle than I imagined.

I'm 28 and live in the NW Burbs. I am always down to ride with people so if any of you are in the area feel free to let me know. I usually get out after 5pm on weekdays. I'm not an aggressive rider and usually don't go much over the speed limit. I figure I'll wait for a track day to see what the bike is capable of (or rather what I'm capable of doing on the bike). I will most likely attend a few of the events that are posted, so I look forward to seeing some of you there.

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-09-2012, 06:32 PM
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Hey welcome and congrats on taking the rider course!

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