My new ride

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  1. johngpt

    johngpt No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I got to the playing fields an hour early, so went beyond, up to Jemez Canyon Dam, just north of the Bernalillo playing fields.

    A guy on his new Beamer rode up and began shooting it with his cell phone camera. I offered to shoot him and his ride, if he'd shoot one of me with mine.

    So, here's my new ride, an '09 Kawasaki Concours 14. It is so sweet! Heaven on earth.

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    So here we are a year later, and I finally got a wireless shutter release!

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    And now we're coming up on two years later, still on it almost every day. Here we are with the Frogg Toggs rain gear.

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    Here we are in Feb, 2011...

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    me and my ride by johngpt, on Flickr
     
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    :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup: S-W-E-E-T!!! Congrats and ride safely.
     
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    Sweet. My dad used to have a Concours...Then he got an FJR, and now he has a Beamer.
     
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    johngpt No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thank you. And always. I'm old. I like my hide intact.


    Tell him I said happy riding. :mrgreen:
     
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    very very nice bike keep safe
     
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    ^^Hahaa I will tell him that. I ride a Honda 230 (Dirtbike)..Someday I'll get a streetbike.. My parents would freak though if I got one right now.
     
  7. johngpt

    johngpt No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The better the dirt rider, the better the street rider.

    My son rides dirt and street.

    This is us back in 2005, when he was a junior in high school.

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    We'd gone on a small jaunt up through the Jemez to Fenton Lake and back. He was on a '88 Honda Hurricane, I was on an '01 Suzuki Intruder. We're both on Kawee's now.
     
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    :thumbup:

    We started our son on dirt when he was 7, and he just got a Suzuki Boulevard for his 18th. My wife & I both ride, so it's a family thing now.



    Very nice ride, John.
     
  9. johngpt

    johngpt No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Those Boulevards are nice. They're the latest incarnation of my old Intruder. I think in between they had morphed into the Volusia. I believe now they're designated in cubic inches rather than cc's. Which of the Boulevards does your son have?
     
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    That's funny. My wife has a 2005 Boulevard C90, which is the Volusia 1500, which we bought new, and we just picked up a used S90 800cc for the son. The 800cc is perfect for him, since it has just enough power to get out of it's own way, but not enough to really get him in trouble. I have an '05 Suzuki Bandit 1200SZ & a very modified '99 Yamaha VMax.
     
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    Thats a sweet looking bike, John! I keep saying one day I'm gonna get me a bike but never seem to get around to it.

    Happy trails and safe riding!
     
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    Oh maaaan I would have loved to have a street bike my Junior year!
     

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