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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-11-2005, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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Finally Figured it Out. Thanks GIXXER!!

Ok, so Sunday I woke up a little hung over from Saturday Night's church outing at the local nudity bar. I was bumming around the house and happened to walk outside to hock a luggie and noticed it was a nice day. I threw on my riding gear and hopped on the old gixxer. Mind you , I had no set plan or directions. I got on North Ave and just started to drive west. I started in Melrose Park and ended up in St. Charles. Man is St. Charles beautiful. Some sort of festival was going on and there were tons of people out there. I decided to make a left on some random street that travels along the Fox River. I was traveling south and it somehow turned into Route 38. Was on this route enjoying the river to the right of me. It was a perfect moment. It was somewhat of an epiphany of what life is. It was just an awsome ride. I mean, it really cleared my head. My first time actually enjoying having a motorcylce. Actually understanding the joys of ridding. Before this ride, I liked having a motorcylce. After this ride I understood the "Love" of riding. It's a FUC*ing way of life man. And I owe all to my GIXXER.

It really doesn't matter what kind of bike you have or how many cc's are in it as long as you "FIGURE IT OUT". I think that the "IT" will be different for all of us, but just rest asure that when you find out what your "IT" is, it will open your eyes to a whole other world.

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I have figured out that I enjoy railing through off ramps. I'm not sure if other's i ride with have heard but i usually scream really really loud inside the lid when approaching a nice sweeper/offramp. I love it. It's dangerous, i know, so spare me the lecture, but someday i'll learn to take if off the streets and to a track, someday.....

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What do you mean, railing of off-ramps? I am not familiar with the lingo. Hey, if this is your "IT" , than so be it. No one has the right to tell you, you can't do it. As long as you are not endangering anyone but yourself, knock yourself out. If it's your moment of ZEN, so be it. Just be safe.

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I have figured out that I enjoy railing through off ramps. I'm not sure if other's i ride with have heard but i usually scream really really loud inside the lid when approaching a nice sweeper/offramp. I love it. It's dangerous, i know, so spare me the lecture, but someday i'll learn to take if off the streets and to a track, someday.....

Hey Robert, have you seen the on Ramp to Langrange Road South from 79th St. It seems endless. huge long circle.

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For me - it took a really bad day to figure it out. I was in not just bad, but border to suicidal mood (for a good reason) and just rode it off. Came back and life was different. Somebody, I know, said - riding is better than shrink!

However, as any other good medicine - it is addictive. It starts itching after 3 days of not riding
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Hey Robert, have you seen the on Ramp to Langrange Road South from 79th St. It seems endless. huge long circle.
Sorry, i usually stay in the burbs ya southsider!! j/k. Nah, i ususally stick to the same ones. One time Brian and i just got on 290 (I think that's the highway) and went on and off ramps all day long!

And Sancho, trust me, i can careless what anyone else could think/say about what I do. I know what i am capable of and don't push it, and even though it's not the safest thing to do i really do enjoy it, after all, if it ain't dangerous, then what's the point? Plus, going on the highway and bustin' 160mph runs is NOT my idea of riding, i'd rather be in a parking lot draggin' knee, which i can't seem to do. Either way, i know what you mean, i've only been riding for 2 years (1 season) and everytime i get on her it's amazing. I tell my friends all the time to come out and ride with me but they're more of the stunter crowd which i'm not too fond of since i can't do ANY stunts.

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For me - it took a really bad day to figure it out. I was in not just bad, but border to suicidal mood (for a good reason) and just rode it off. Came back and life was different. Somebody, I know, said - riding is better than shrink!

However, as any other good medicine - it is addictive. It starts itching after 3 days of not riding
You never see a motorcycle parked outside of a shrink's office

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Yes. There is nothing like a ride along the river on a beautiful day. I ride there and other river roads. Rivers are my passion. Sometimes I drop my canoe in them and just spend a day going down stream. It's always a adventure.
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Yup, I am defenitly a newbie. I have only been riding for 1 year. And I really don't know how I am gonna cope during the winter.

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I have figured out that I enjoy railing through off ramps. I'm not sure if other's i ride with have heard but i usually scream really really loud inside the lid when approaching a nice sweeper/offramp. I love it. It's dangerous, i know, so spare me the lecture, but someday i'll learn to take if off the streets and to a track, someday.....

IT BEGINS!!!!!


yeah dude, you totally need to get on the track. After a couple track days you realize how lame off ramps really are compared to a good combo like turn 5-6 into the bowl at Grattan

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Ok, so Sunday I woke up a little hung over from Saturday Night's church outing at the local nudity bar. I was bumming around the house and happened to walk outside to hock a luggie and noticed it was a nice day. I threw on my riding gear and hopped on the old gixxer. Mind you , I had no set plan or directions. I got on North Ave and just started to drive west. I started in Melrose Park and ended up in St. Charles. Man is St. Charles beautiful. Some sort of festival was going on and there were tons of people out there. I decided to make a left on some random street that travels along the Fox River. I was traveling south and it somehow turned into Route 38. Was on this route enjoying the river to the right of me. It was a perfect moment. It was somewhat of an epiphany of what life is. It was just an awsome ride. I mean, it really cleared my head. My first time actually enjoying having a motorcylce. Actually understanding the joys of ridding. Before this ride, I liked having a motorcylce. After this ride I understood the "Love" of riding. It's a FUC*ing way of life man. And I owe all to my GIXXER.

It really doesn't matter what kind of bike you have or how many cc's are in it as long as you "FIGURE IT OUT". I think that the "IT" will be different for all of us, but just rest asure that when you find out what your "IT" is, it will open your eyes to a whole other world.

Fuck it Donny, lets go bowling.

Thanks for listening. Just my .02 cents.

yup, those are the kind of rides that make you reaize what its all about and how its become a part of your life. I had one of those rides 15 years ago, havent been able to stay off a bike since.




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yeah dude, you totally need to get on the track. After a couple track days you realize how lame off ramps really are compared to a good combo like turn 5-6 into the bowl at Grattan
I hear ya! I WAS supposed to hit Autobahn this year BUT money was a little tight, so, i had to pass. Plus, i'm only getting better at my right turns. Stupid off ramps, i wish they'd close off the road so i can go the opposite direction.

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Yup, I am defenitly a newbie. I have only been riding for 1 year. And I really don't know how I am gonna cope during the winter.
3 words......cold riding gear.

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Yup, I am defenitly a newbie. I have only been riding for 1 year. And I really don't know how I am gonna cope during the winter.
one word: FIDDY
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