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Post  FatCat on Thu Apr 03 2014, 12:49


  • Final lesson first thing
  • Passed Mod 2 around midday
  • Collected my new Cat early afternoon.
  • Sorted insurance and tax and just enough time for a wee ride before the rain came on.

Here she is.


Wish I didn't have to be at work today...  Very Happy
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Post  Guest on Thu Apr 03 2014, 13:34

Very nice! Love that model colour scheme.
And yeah, work tends to get in the way of ride
time an awful lot lol.  left thumb up 
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Post  stretchie_ on Thu Apr 03 2014, 13:40

Well done matey, nice looking cat too
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Post  prime on Thu Apr 03 2014, 14:10

Well done on passing the test and an even bigger well done for choosing a cat.
edit..and a 3rd well done for finding the forum, good bunch on here, hope to see you on a ride out sometime.
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Post  ellie on Thu Apr 03 2014, 15:28

Really well done! Great feeling isn't it!!
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Post  MrNutt on Thu Apr 03 2014, 15:34

Well done chap! Enjoy the new bike.
Great first big bike, but do respect it as it can bite you now and then!
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Post  FatCat on Thu Apr 03 2014, 16:05

Thanks, I do respect it. It's a lovely bike, and a very capable machine.

I'm neither lovely, nor capable (as a rider) though, so I probably ride like a granny.

It's still brilliant fun though!  Smile
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Post  JDM on Thu Apr 03 2014, 17:15

Congrats, great feeling remember same scenario myself! Enjoy!
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Post  0ldcat on Thu Apr 03 2014, 17:33

Well done indeed and congratulations.

Have fun out there and keep It rubber side down - shiny side up  Thumb 
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Post  SteveCat on Thu Apr 03 2014, 17:36

Congrats and enjoy  great
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Post  Wooster on Thu Apr 03 2014, 18:33

Great stuff mate.  Cool 


That's a really nice looking bike you snagged yourself.  left thumb up 
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Post  yamahamad on Thu Apr 03 2014, 19:43

We'll done, nice looking bike, enjoy.

Paul
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Post  Panzerbuilder on Thu Apr 03 2014, 19:46

ditto 
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Post  sir digby on Thu Apr 03 2014, 19:51

Well done thats the hard bit done now just ride like my gran and it will all get better in time go steady fella.
Cheers
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Post  greencat on Thu Apr 03 2014, 20:14

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I'm neither lovely, nor capable (as a rider) though, so I probably ride like a granny.

You even cut off your top half in the photo you posted!  confused  sad 
Look don't worry. Remember a full face helmet covers a multitude of sins and once you've got your gran into the biker gear we won't be able to tell you apart!  Very Happy  confused_2 

Joking apart, you should be feeling on top of the world.
Congratulations on passing. Just go out and enjoy riding the bike. It doesn't matter how slowly you ride, just build up the experience. After all, what's more embarrassing going round the corner slowly or taking it too quick and coming off? Everyone felt the same when they started riding. Passing the test has got you over the legal hurdle to be able to start to ride and build up your skill. It takes time. If you don't feel comfortable with the way you're riding then slow down, re-assess what you're doing and try again. most of all enjoy yourself.

Oh, and post up some pics of you out and about.

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Post  OhJay on Thu Apr 03 2014, 20:30

Conga rats

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Coming to Wee Mac then?  Wink
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Post  FatCat on Thu Apr 03 2014, 21:41

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Conga rats

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Coming to Wee Mac then?  Wink

Is that a hamburger for those on a diet?
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Post  Wild-Kat-Wolf on Thu Apr 03 2014, 21:46

Well done on the pass... great news! And lovely to see you've got yourself a nice example of a 'Cat... and in a great colour scheme too  great 

WKW  girl_witch 
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Post  Cheshirecat on Thu Apr 03 2014, 23:12

Well done on passing your tests mate, no better feeling! nice bike too!
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Post  Wooster on Fri Apr 04 2014, 00:20

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You even cut off your top half in the photo you posted!  confused  sad 


The man himself.  Cool 

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(The pic below Rosco getting his valva djusted  green smile )
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Post  OhJay on Fri Apr 04 2014, 06:28

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(The pic below Rosco getting his valva djusted  green smile )
His what? Shocked  violet-lol
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Post  ellie on Fri Apr 04 2014, 06:40

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(The pic below Rosco getting his valva djusted  green smile )
His what? Shocked  violet-lol


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Post  Robcat on Fri Apr 04 2014, 21:44

Good on ya as well and just tell the Mrs that its a midlife crisis your having so that's why done ya test and got a good bike.

Like Greencat says, be comfortable with your riding. No medals for going out of your comfort zone so early in your biking life and don't let peer pressure get to you if out with other bikers.

Best way to learn though is being out with other bikers as you'll pick up lots of tips on riding techniques.

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Post  FatCat on Fri Apr 04 2014, 22:19

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Good on ya as well and just tell the Mrs that its a midlife crisis your having so that's why done ya test and got a good bike.

No need - she passed her test just before I did. She didn't get anything as nice as a cat though, just a GSX650F (at least one of us can see in the dark).  Smile
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Post  Robcat on Fri Apr 04 2014, 22:41

Not with the cat's headlight you won't. Fit a Xeon bulb to make it better.

There's a few of us on here who are biking couples, (when we get chance too)
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