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Old 08-08-2017, 06:12 PM   #1
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New Guy from Fort Worth

Hello everybody! I'm 50 years old but completely new to the motorcycle world. I completed my Motorcycle Safety Course on March 31st of this year and gathered enough money to buy my first bike this June-a 2009 Suzuki V Strom 650. I spent a bunch of time in parking lots with my new bike, practicing the emergency maneuvers and slow speed skills I learned in the safety course.

Around mid-June, I headed out on a three day trip. I took the back roads from Fort Worth down to Sanderson, Texas, where I then looped back east travelling through Del Rio, Bracketville, up FM-674 (beautiful) past Kickapoo Cavern State Park (unfortunately it was closed), through Rocksprings, and Junction. I spent the night in Menard before heading back home to Fort Worth. It was a great learning experience.

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Somewhere north of Bracketville on FM-674


My whole reason for buying a motorcycle was to travel. Hopefully I'll get to do alot of that this fall. If everything works out, next month I'm going to wander around New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Arizona.
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Old 08-08-2017, 07:01 PM   #2
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Re: New Guy from Fort Worth

Aloha and welcome to the crew. Plenty of Strom riders on the site one of the most used rides on TWT. There are many that have one now or have owned them in the past. Looks like you camp off the bike,we do that here about every month. Make sure to join in on one of the pie runs or gatherings. Great ways to meet other members and match up faces with site names. KP
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Old 08-08-2017, 07:21 PM   #3
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Re: New Guy from Fort Worth

Howdy from just south of you.

Tomorrow, there are a group of "slackers" gathering in Bluff Dale around 0945.
From there, some meandering about will occur culminating in lunch at some hole in the wall spot in the midst of nowhere.

These are always a lot fun and slackers are always a lot of fun.

http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=115051

Welcome to the site and please, feel free to join in the fun.
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Old 08-08-2017, 07:33 PM   #4
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Welcome from Nacogdoches! Nice looking Vstrom.
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Old 08-08-2017, 07:41 PM   #5
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Old 08-08-2017, 09:37 PM   #6
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Welcome to the forum and to the world of motorcycle riding.
You seems to have taken off real good!

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Old 08-08-2017, 10:31 PM   #7
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Thanks for the warm welcome guys! mitchntx-I appreciate the invite. I can't make it tomorrow but I'll definitely try to make it to the next one.
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Old 08-08-2017, 10:35 PM   #8
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Welcome from Burleson.


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Old 08-08-2017, 11:45 PM   #9
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Welcome from Cowtown. That trip was a great way to start your cycle adventures.
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Old 08-09-2017, 07:13 AM   #10
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Another welcome from Burleson. I ride a Vee 1000.
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Old 08-09-2017, 08:16 AM   #11
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Welcome from the big city of Rendon. The Wee is a great bike and should be a most excellent choice for your first one. Practicing parking lot maneuvers is something that most of us should probably do with some regularity. Those skills atrophy quickly if not used.

I hope you and the Wee have many adventures in front of you.

Edit: a couple of regular or semi regular Tarrant county events for you to consider:

http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18368

http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=110791
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Old 08-09-2017, 09:43 AM   #12
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Welcome from Cedar Hill! And a big welcome to the motorcycle world! This is a great group of people.

There is a TWT Fall group trip up to Eureka Springs, AR in October. You should check it out. It will be a great place to meet people from the board and see some beautiful scenery on the bike.

http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthre...twt+fall+rally
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Old 08-09-2017, 09:49 AM   #13
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Thanks guys! Crew Chief-I appreciate the info. It seems that there is quite a bit happening in the Metroplex.
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Old 08-09-2017, 05:06 PM   #14
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Thanks for the warm welcome guys! mitchntx-I appreciate the invite. I can't make it tomorrow but I'll definitely try to make it to the next one.
Please do so ... had a heckuva time.

The route to cruise on and the place for lunch was fantastic.
And such weather for August.
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Old 08-09-2017, 08:32 PM   #15
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Re: New Guy from Fort Worth

I'm a little west of you at McKinney, we ride dirt and road and are pretty good with anything electrical or mechanical, so if you need any help with anything don't hesitate to reach out, I have most of the tools to cope with any issues..

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& enjoy!
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Old 08-11-2017, 04:18 PM   #17
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I'm a little west of you at McKinney, Gary
Gary, you looking at your monitor in the mirror again?
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Gary, you looking at your monitor in the mirror again?
No just drinking too much!!

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