Hi fellow riders ~
I'm back on a bike after a 20-year absence. Formerly rode mid-sized Hondas
(750's) ~ now have a gorgeous, 4-year old low mileage BMW R1150R.
I live in Emeryville CA, and am VERY GINGERLY practicing my bike riding
(and getting used to this new bike) on Sundays only ~ for the present time.
Stuff like low-speed maneuvering, throttle/braking practice and the fine
art of THINKING all the time while riding. (Have retained my M1 license
all these years . . . guess I just KNEW . . .)
Also, a couple months back, took and graduated from the MSF rider's course in nearby Pittsburgh (CA). A good refresher, albeit on teensy 250cc Suzuki's.
When I start broadening my rides beyond Sunday/no traffic, would love to hear from BMW riders who live nearby who might want to ride. I'm sane, and awake but defnitely navigating my way through this most dangerous six-months (the first) for a returning rider. Currently reading Reg Pridmore's "Smooth Riding," and practicing THOSE skills as well.
When I was in my 30's/40's, was a very "natural" biker (confident, fast, "one with the bike") (maybe goofy sometimes too!!!)(; now I'm re-calibrating for all of the following (1) 60-yr-old reflexes (not bad, but different), (2) replacing the fantasy of "immortality" with wiseom in my riding, and (3) learning a bigger bike.
So, wish me luck! Berk Fuller 510-891-1947 firstname.lastname@example.org