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Post  markpg on Thu Jun 23 2011, 20:54

Well, I've gone and done it (mid life crisis or what) bought a 2003 Thundercat last month, the first bike I've rode (or hung on to) in over 25 years. Its a bit different than the kwacker I last had to say the least, but after the 30 mile ride home everything came back and it only seemed like yesterday since I last rode. Been taking it easy for the first month, but jeez its a vicious... and beautiful beast at the same time. Still haven't mastered slow cornering yet (can you get stabilisers :lol3:)but I'll get there. Haven't seen another yet so presuming they're quite rare, at least in Somerset. Completety forgot about the friendliness between bikers and wondered why most were nodding/waving/flashing lights (did I look that much a novice) and then realised why.
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Post  SteveCat on Thu Jun 23 2011, 21:10

Hi there, welcome.

It'll all come back. I had many years of little or no riding, bike just sat there unused most of the time.
Change of country and bought the 'Cat. Did seem strange at first (at times almost terrifying), getting used to the bike and how people drive here.

A few weeks later and I went on a Bike Safe day, brilliant and well worth it. Some things have changed in a quarter century, also a good time not to remember the bad habits!

Welcome again, and enjoy
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Post  Radar on Thu Jun 23 2011, 22:47

Welcome back to the fold!
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Post  stretchie_ on Thu Jun 23 2011, 22:56

Hello, where in Somerset?
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Post  littlecat on Thu Jun 23 2011, 23:08

hi , welcome to the forum, and welcome back to the world of biking, ride safe and enjoy Smile
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Post  markpg on Fri Jun 24 2011, 08:22

@stretchie_ wrote:Hello, where in Somerset?

The home of hellicopters and football !!! Yeovil
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Post  Rosco on Fri Jun 24 2011, 08:38

Hi Markpg

Welcome Back.

You'll be at one with your cat in no time......but until then treat her with mucho respect.
I see you're a chocolatier. TBH I'm surprised Suzy & Fiona haven't been along to welcome you, offer their choco tasting skills.
Mevysd tempted them with chocolate once and is still pestered Wink

Cheers
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Post  ellie on Fri Jun 24 2011, 08:53

Any bloke that makes chocolate is OK with me Very Happy

Welcome aboard chap!


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Post  yamahamad on Fri Jun 24 2011, 09:26

Hi & welcome to the forum & back to biking. You made a great choice with the cat, great road sportsbike.
Paul.
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Post  Roll The Bones on Fri Jun 24 2011, 20:52

Welcome. Strange & exciting being on two wheels again after soooooooooo long, isn't it? Very Happy
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Post  firemaster on Fri Jun 24 2011, 22:06

will be taking trips to westbay then
someone close well 30 ish miles close lol

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Post  greencat on Sat Jun 25 2011, 00:10

Hi Mark,

Welcome to the site. Glad you found us and hope you'll find us a useful source of information and advice.

Enjoy the bike and take time to get to know her/him/it.

Safe riding,

Chris

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