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Offline Pogo

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Greetings from Alberta!
« on: October 30, 2017, 11:30:02 pm »
Hello everyone. My name is Dave, and I'm a recent Connie owner from Alberta. Here's a little bit about myself by way of introduction. I have been riding for 25 years but haven't been able to ride since I was hit by a drunk driver a couple years ago. I am now almost back to normal physically, after surgery and much physio, but due to a bunch of factors I had given up hope of riding again for at least another couple years.

Then, two weeks ago, I unexpectedly ended up with a few extra bucks. At the same time, I was unexpectedly presented with the opportunity to buy a 2005 zg1000 (that I know the history of) for a price so low, it seemed like a dream come true. I've been aware of these bikes for many years, and always respected them, but had never put a leg over one.

This Connie has completely re-ignited my passion for riding. I haven't loved a bike more, been more grateful, or had a bigger riding grin since I was in my teens. It has also given me something to share with my young son that he absolutely loves. I've been lurking in the forums for awhile, and have gotten a ton of useful information. I've also been pleased to find what seems to be a thriving and passionate community. I hope to become a full member in the very near future, but I wanted to at least join the forum and say hi in the meantime. So hi! Hopefully, I'll get to meet some of you down the road.

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Re: Greetings from Alberta!
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2017, 01:32:33 pm »
Welcome to the fun Dave.  I also rejoined riding after a few years with a new to me C10.  Since, I have been an Area Director, AAD and headed up a club National rally.  I think during that period I was putting on about 25k a year.  I have a C14 now, cut back riding some but still love it.
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Re: Greetings from Alberta!
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2017, 02:50:54 pm »
 :welcome:
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Re: Greetings from Alberta!
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2017, 10:44:01 pm »
Welcome, Dave! Congratulations on the new bike, hope to see you at one of the COG events next year.
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Re: Greetings from Alberta!
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2017, 08:52:59 pm »
Greetings, Dave, and welcome!

Sounds like your ZG1000 is a great motivator for whatever PT you're still supposed to be doing! ( ;)  Keep it up!



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Re: Greetings from Alberta!
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2017, 05:47:28 am »
Thanks guys! Will definitely get to any events I can. Can't wait to meet some of you.