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Old 10-25-2012, 02:38 PM   #1
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Living in the moment

Just for a second, I wanna share this snapshot in time - this is what it's all about, for me. No raving on about wish-list upgrades (of which there are a few... biggies) or how cool it would be to own one of the latest 25G exclusives. And no bitching about taking it apart and fitting it back. We're supposed to live in a state of gratitude, right?

The pic is from last night. Just parked after another commuter day.

This is my Repsol. There are many like it, but this one is mine. Valves were just done. Plugs, tires, AF, oil... all new. Throttle and clutch are dialed in just right. Got my EZ pass mounted. Got the Throttlemeister and ProGrips. It needs nothing. Except my wrist. (OK, maybe front pads, soon.) But at this exact moment - I'm good!

I have my Swissgear backpack, with everything in its place. A perfect solution for this vehicle. Good protective gear - all of it is a pleasure to coordinate.

It's 27 miles to work in the morning and 27 home. Mostly highway commute withhardly any bottlenecks, lights, or bad roads.
This CBR is running fiercely strong. Just perfect. I think I wanna be... over there? BOOM! There I am. I need to change position. FLICK!!
Done. Go around someone? Whoooooshhhh!! Buh-bye. When there's room to hold it WTFO, man it's really something. Even as the shift light is
flashing, it's making mo' power... mo' power!

I just checked the weather - sunny tomorrow. YAY. I don't care that rain is forcasted for the weekend. I hardly ride on the weekend. Maybe a few miles here and there, mostly just an excuse to get on it. Once a year maybe I get lucky and do a ride with friends. And if it rains during the work week, I ride anyway. If drier weather is predicted for later in the day, wtf?

No tickets in many years, and that in itself is a miracle because the only time I ride the speed limit is on those narrow 25mph "village roads" where there's a ton of pedestrian foot traffic.

On the highway, I usually don't use up all empty space ahead of me in constant greedy bursts. Lots of times I just cruise, a bit faster than most others, enjoying an open lane. Because it's the old adage - I know what I've got! I don't have to use it all the time. But other times I chance it that the State Po-Po helio is not hovering above me, and if visibility for sneaky hideouts is good, then the Repsol becomes my terra jet. It begs to be spun up, and I crack by everything like a bolt of lightning from the HRC gods. Huge stretches of asphalt disappear at a frightening pace, thundering over bumps, upsetting the chassis, but not too much to handle.

Snapping wheelies, squeezing off stoppies, turning hard at 90mph... this motorcycle can do much more than I can. I trust it, implicitly, as I do my ability to control my need for speed.

For those of you who share this experience (on these boards that's just about everyone) and for those thinking about motorcycling as something
to explore, I wanted to post this note about how much I appreciate these bikes. (This is like my 5th Honda) It's a miracle of technology. And when some stupid egomaniac isn't risking my life to prove how fast he or she can pass me or keep up, it's a most relaxing and exhilarating experience.

My job is fun, but the best part of my workday, really, is to and from!
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:34 PM   #2
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ROCK ON MY MAN!!!!!!!!!! rock, the effff on!!!! im right there with you.
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:18 PM   #3
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That's why I ride, right there. I wish that my bike would've started this morning though... It's fucking beautiful out right now.
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:26 PM   #4
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Yep, anywhere I go on the bike always takes longer than planned.... For instance, my friend lives about 8 miles away, but it usually takes more than an hour for me to ride to or from his house.

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Old 10-25-2012, 04:37 PM   #6
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Yep, anywhere I go on the bike always takes longer than planned.... For instance, my friend lives about 8 miles away, but it usually takes more than an hour for me to ride to or from his house.

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hahahaha!!! yup! that me aswell, i always blamed it on "being on africa time"
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:32 PM   #7
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is this supposed to be a poem?

nice post, mengh, just about every single forum member is right there with you
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:55 PM   #8
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I used to do that too..... Until one nasty 111mph in a 60 speeding ticket jeapordized my class A CDL. My own fault. I just have to limit myself on riding "spirited" rides for the next 3 years. :-/
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:58 PM   #9
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You hit the nail on the head. I cant ride to work because I have a company car . Every time I see some one riding it kills me . Its a fire in my soul that burns some people dont understand but to feel one with a bike and to have all the worries of life go away is what I live for.
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