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    Hello from Liverpool
    on: April 10, 2020, 07:50:41 am
    April 10, 2020, 07:50:41 am
    Hi Everyone,

    I’ve been a Crossrunner Lurker for some time now, my only excuse is that I have a very busy full schedule, I know it’s a bad one. However, I now find myself furloughed with plenty of time on my hands.

    So in my mid 50s I decided to take up motorcycling and passed my test in 2018. I’ve owned a Honda CB125F, a Yamaha FZ6 Fazer and since May last year a 2016 Honda VFR800X (by far the best). It’s in decent nick with less than 2500 miles when I got it. My wife occasionally rides pillion on a warm sunny day.

    My bike came with a few mods/accessories already, R&G crash bungs, rad guard and a red Bagster tank bag, which I’ve taken off and probably won’t use.

    This year I have a few small projects planned including, fitting engine guards ( thinking of the Givi ones), auxiliary lights (not sure which to go for, don’t want to pay mega bucks for these). I’ll scan the forum see what recommendations there are there.

    The attached photo is my bike on the top of the Horseshoe Pass, great place, good views, great cafe for meeting others.

    All the best
    Mike
    Best Regards
    Mick

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    Re: Hello from Liverpool
    Reply #1 on: April 10, 2020, 08:06:34 am
    April 10, 2020, 08:06:34 am
    Great choice -  :400: :031:

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    Re: Hello from Liverpool
    Reply #2 on: April 10, 2020, 08:35:23 am
    April 10, 2020, 08:35:23 am
    Welcome to Crossrunner riding Mick, you made a fine choice.

    Have you completed any post-test training? If not, I'd highly recommend it, it is a true lifesaver.

    Police Bikesafe is a great start, followed by either  IAM or RoSPA; there are too many idiots out there seemingly intent on causing bikers harm do learning to spot them and avoid their evil intentions is essential imho.

    Either way, hope you continue to enjoy the X.  :031:
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    Re: Hello from Liverpool
    Reply #3 on: April 10, 2020, 09:07:18 am
    April 10, 2020, 09:07:18 am
    Thanks Reasty & Skids,

    Skids,

    I did have some Bike Safe training booked in June, however, it is on hold. I agree there are idiots out there that seem intent on causing harm, mostly inadvertently. Doing a post test course was on planned for last year, never got round to it though.

    Cheers,
    Mick
    Best Regards
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    Re: Hello from Liverpool
    Reply #4 on: April 10, 2020, 10:57:54 am
    April 10, 2020, 10:57:54 am
    Hello and  :400: from Hollandshire!
    Stop making sense

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    Re: Hello from Liverpool
    Reply #5 on: April 10, 2020, 03:44:21 pm
    April 10, 2020, 03:44:21 pm
     :031:  Greetings, CrossMick, from a sunny and very quiet Devon.
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    Re: Hello from Liverpool
    Reply #6 on: April 11, 2020, 03:03:05 am
    April 11, 2020, 03:03:05 am
    Hi Mick and greetings from sunny Surrey. I have a 2016 model in red too and I get to ride in Wales on a regular basis. I have invested in the Ponderosa Café and the shop in the clouds myself a few times on my tours around North Wales, great riding country and I have also been doing the Welsh National Rally for quite a few years. Perhaps we'll meet at the Ponderosa one day, you never know. Would love a ride over there now if it wasn't for this lockdown.

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    Re: Hello from Liverpool
    Reply #7 on: April 11, 2020, 07:12:50 am
    April 11, 2020, 07:12:50 am
    Hi Corringdon,

    Thanks for the welcome, must be some good riding down in sunny Devon.

    Cheers,
    Mick
    Best Regards
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    Re: Hello from Liverpool
    Reply #8 on: April 11, 2020, 07:18:59 am
    April 11, 2020, 07:18:59 am
    *Originally Posted by Bruggen [+]
    Hi Mick and greetings from sunny Surrey. I have a 2016 model in red too and I get to ride in Wales on a regular basis. I have invested in the Ponderosa Café and the shop in the clouds myself a few times on my tours around North Wales, great riding country and I have also been doing the Welsh National Rally for quite a few years. Perhaps we'll meet at the Ponderosa one day, you never know. Would love a ride over there now if it wasn't for this lockdown.

    Hi Bruggen,

    Yeah I’m missing riding too, North Wales would be a great place to ride in this weather, I’ll look out for you at the Ponderosa. The Welsh National Rally looks like fun. Good bike choice btw.

    Cheers
    Mick
    Best Regards
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    Re: Hello from Liverpool
    Reply #9 on: April 11, 2020, 08:51:55 am
    April 11, 2020, 08:51:55 am
    *Originally Posted by CrossMick [+]
    Hi Corringdon,

    Thanks for the welcome, must be some good riding down in sunny Devon.

    Cheers,
    Mick
    There certainly is, Mick, but it can become a little crowded with Grockles (tourists) during the summer months, although that is very unlikely to happen this year. Regrettably it also means that I am confined to quarters as well. :006:
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