I bought my first bike last December, a '09 KLX250SF. I am in my mid thirties and took the MSF course about 5 years ago but hadn't ridden since the course. I finally was able to get a bike when I cashed in my vacation time after switching jobs. The bike had 400 miles on it and I am currently at 700. I try to ride it to work as much as possible but my commute is only 1.5 miles each way. I have been on two 30 mile rides, one around lake Brownwood and one out in Spicewood. I finally got it up to 70mph on Hwy 71 in Spicewood and it was a white knuckle experience. The front end started to shake and the wind off the lake was pretty bad. For me this bike is a perfect city bike and back road bike on roads less than 60mph. I am sure I will be more comfortable on the highway with more riding experience. I enjoy this site and find myself spending too much time looking at other bikes on craigslist. Here are a few pictures from two different rides in Spicewood. My parents live on the Pedernales and I drop my kids off with them and then go riding.
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