A hello to one and all!

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A hello to one and all!

#1 Post by lost0witness » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:00 pm


I'm Andy, from Essex, and a bike newbie - as I only done my CBT in November 2018!

I own a 2012 Yamaha YBR125, with 5,200 miles on the clock AND I LOVE IT.

Done around 140 miles so far, since owning from end of November until now.

Mainly a commuter bike to travel 2.9 miles to work, and 2.9 miles back!
(Also, going to pick up small items around town, rather than taking the car!)

Furthest distance; to date; from a single location is 13.1 miles. (and then 13.1 miles back again!) and it went pretty well!
(from Chelmsford to Maldon - in Essex)

Hardly a lot i know, but for someone inexperienced on a bike I thought it wasn't bad!

Just going to be looking for advice, riding tips, maintenance and ideas and suggestions!

Speak to (all of?) you soon!

- Regards, Andy.

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Re: A hello to one and all!

#2 Post by Tango » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:12 pm

Welcome to TMBF mate. ......... 8-)
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#3 Post by Bender » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:13 pm


Any riding experience is good
Bite my shiny, metal ass!

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#4 Post by mikestrivens » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:23 pm

Hello and welcome. Lots of helpful advice here, just ask away.
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#5 Post by rennie » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:13 pm

Hello and Welcome :D

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#6 Post by Via » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:13 pm

Welcome :cheers:
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#7 Post by geofferz » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:00 am

Welcome aboard, Andy!
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#8 Post by JRH » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:43 am

Hi and welcome
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#9 Post by Hoggs » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:45 pm

Hello and welcome :cheers:

Stopping you having fun since 2017

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#10 Post by goat » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:31 pm

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#11 Post by Six30 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:36 pm

Afternoon :thumb:
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