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Offline Brian_Kellett_NH

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« on: July 13, 2009, 10:22:00 am »
Hello!    I picked up a very nice 2005 Concours with only 10,000 miles on it last week, and I'm enjoying it immensely so far.  I took it on a 450-mile round trip through Vermont and New Hampshire this weekend.    I'm just getting back into riding after a long (13-year) break.  I'm not a very experienced rider, but I hope to change that...      Here's a picture from this weekend:    Brian  

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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2009, 10:55:00 am »
Welcome, enjoy riding your new acquisition.  Be mindful of her, with a full tank and at parking lot speeds, she can be quite top heavy.  But on the road, she is an absolute delight.  She will also soon begin begging you for accessories, so be ready.  The opinions on them vary widely and will be given freely here.    Welcome      
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Offline Greg Habel

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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2009, 01:17:00 pm »
Brian,   She looks in great shape and low miles too.  Check out the North East Calendar (off the main page) for all the activities going on this summer - many rides going on that you could come meet some COGers.  A great way to see everyone else's mods and get some great riding in.  Looking forward to meeting you at one of the upcoming rides/events.      Greg H from Mass, Connie Droppers Anonymous Awards Dude  COG# 7010,a Tracey  CDA 120 (2.0)  99 Connie "Herrin Christabelle", 05 Ninja 250    
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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2009, 01:48:00 pm »
Welcome Brian,  Always nice to have someone that can add to my screen saver collection. :)  ----------------------------------  South Central Area Director  Email scad@cog-online.org    <p align="left">My Photos<br
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« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2009, 09:02:00 pm »
Yes nice pic of another nice conc.    I would recommend spending some time at Murphkits and check out Millerized for some highway pegs/tip-over protection for all that beautiful Tupperware.    "Always nice to have someone that can add to my screen saver collection."  Smither when and where can I get a new expanded screen saver?  I'm still using the 1 I got 2 years ago on the other site.        COG # 8062  AMA # 1084053  ROMA or Scarlet harlot acording to my wife
Well...even if you fall on your face you're still moving forward.

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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2009, 09:10:00 pm »
Welcome Brian.    Bionic Bob  COG & AMA member  First C14 CDA member #0220  2008 C14 & 2003 Mean Streak  

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« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2009, 11:37:00 pm »
Brian,    Welcome to a fellow NH rider.  I'm fairly new/old to COG having been a member five years back and recently rejoined.  You should consider connecting with up with the Mass/NH group for their next ride.  We had about 12 riders Sunday on a trip up to Hogback Mountain in VT and as you know it was a great day in New England considering the rain we have had.  It was a bunch of fun, great time and a great bunch of folks.      Give me a call sometime and maybe we can link up for a ride.  I've got a 98 with less than 7k miles on it (and I bought it new!) so I need to build some time in the saddle as well.  I live in the Hollis/Nashua area and am in the member directory.      
Regards,    Jim Hirni  jth@jthirni.com

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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2009, 09:30:00 am »
Welcome. I had great fun on the Kanc (NH112) a few weeks ago. The few obstacles (Hardleys & cages) disappeared quickly in the mirrors. Nice road!  :)  01 Conc, Mijami Floriduh  OTP 06: http://tinyurl.com/2vk9o2 route map: http://tinyurl.com/4p7pmd  

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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2009, 12:50:00 pm »
Welcome aboard!    If you're looking to be a more confident rider, an MSF safety course is likely offered at a local community college. I don't know how they'd be in NH, but in NC they take a couple of Thursday evenings and a couple of Saturdays on the range. Everybody will learn something, regardless of experience, and you'll leave much more comfortable in the saddle. :)     It's also a lot of fun and there was more than one married couple at mine, doing it together.  
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Offline Brian_Kellett_NH

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« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2009, 01:28:00 pm »
I actually took the MSF basic course back in '88.  I am considering the intermediate and advanced M.O.S.T courses they offer here locally.  I agree - the course is extremely valuable for anyone learning to ride.  It's all coming back to me now....  

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« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2009, 03:53:00 pm »
Brian    Current statistics are showing that reentry riders are a significant reason for a recent spike in motorcycle crashes.  You are wise to look into what experienced riders courses your state program has to offer.       --  Steve Smith, COG #3184  COG Northeast Area Director  (somewhere in south central CT)     If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space.
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« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2009, 04:25:00 pm »
... and for your pending purchase of many "safety" farkles though they seem at first glance to be only electronic, performance and/or decorative items. :)  
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« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2009, 12:03:00 am »
Hi, Brian,  I also came back to riding after about 14 or 15 years away.  I picked up a new 2008 C14 at a good price and am having a great time with it (when family commitments let me have some time with it all).  I used to ride up in the vermont area and it was absolutely beautiful.  I also took the MSF course maybe 30 yrears ago but am looking to take the experienced rider course at some point (once I get a little more experience I guess).  Enjoy and ride safe (and spend lots of money on gear).  

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« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2009, 08:45:00 pm »
Welcome Brian.  Check out the Wellsboro, PA fall rally in September.  Wellsboro is now one of my (and my husbands) favorite places.  We often talk about retiring there.    Also, as the new COG merchandise coordinator I would be remiss if I didn't mention that you may want to check out the COG on-line store     Sue ;)  
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« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2009, 11:19:00 pm »
Hi Brian.  I see you're in NH.  I'm in VT.  We should hook-up and do some riding!  2003 Concours
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