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Re: Long ride post CBT advice

#16 Post by Throttled » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:42 pm

My first long ride after my CBT and getting my Yamaha YBR125 was to a friend who lives about 50 miles away. I had to plan it so as to avoid motorways, which is what I would normally use to do the route. I remember the excitement, being quite nervous, the planning and the journey felt huge.

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Re: Long ride post CBT advice

#17 Post by DearLandlord » Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:11 pm

My first long ride was Manchester to the lakes on my first gn125, it was scary at the big round abouts, especially if you're in the wrong lane, and then the country lanes were a bit tense. then it was Wales and Scotland a few times down to see my mum in cannock too. Did about 400 miles each way to Scotland, avoiding motorways isn't a big deal really, just takes longer and once you're out on the long a roads it's way better than motorways anyway. You just gotta get out there and do it!