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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.

Offline smithr1

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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:

Offline NinjaBreadMan

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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.

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Re: Greetings from Alberta!
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2018, 04:01:31 pm »
New C10 owner from Alberta myself. Currently working on putting an intro together. What part of the province are you in? Maybe we have an opportunity to meet up sometime. I’m NE of Edmonton.
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Offline Capn' Kirk

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Re: Greetings from Alberta!
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2018, 05:44:27 pm »
Greetings and welcome back to the saddle!
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Bay Area, CA

Previous bikes: Triumph Trophy SE 1200, Yamaha V Star 1300, Yamaha FJR1300, Yamaha Venture 1200, Yamaha Seca 750, Yamaha Eleven Special, Kawasaki ZX-11, Honda PC800 Pacific Coast, Honda VTX 1300, Honda GL1000 Goldwing, Honda CB750Four, Honda GL500 Silverwing

Offline touring03

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Re: Greetings from Alberta!
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2018, 06:26:39 pm »
Welcome to the forum  from another Albertan, I've just signed on as the Northwest Area Assistant Director for Alberta and I'm keen to meet other Albertans and get some activity happening in this area.  I'm based in Edmonton, newly retired and can't wait for spring this year, I plan to spend a good part of this upcoming riding season "on the road".

Up for a pre-season social?  lunch sometime or even just a coffee meeting?  contact me touring03@gmail.com

PG

Offline klr4evr

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Re: Greetings from Alberta!
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2018, 07:56:19 pm »
Up for a pre-season social?  lunch sometime or even just a coffee meeting?  contact me touring03@gmail.com

PG

I'd be up for that. Email sent.
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Offline Rod

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Re: Greetings from Alberta!
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2018, 11:34:39 pm »
 Welcome Dave congrats 05 connie,good luck on future ride safe. :motonoises: :great:

Offline ron203

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Re: Greetings from Alberta!
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2018, 12:25:46 pm »
Welcome Dave from the SE USA. Hope to see you sometime, somewhere. If not, maybe the whole club will come and visit you. (You've been warned.  ;D)    Ride on brother!   :motonoises:
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