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Re: 3 weeks in
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2021, 10:47:23 pm »
*Originally Posted by Maca [+]
I've not had my Trophy long, just a few months and also came off the back of a long stint off bikes.  I also noticed the size and weight and it can be intimidating but the more times you get on it the more you start to feel its not that bad.  Then I had a real "moment" recently when I suddenly realised that intimidation was gone and the extra confidence made me feel like I was working with the bike not against it. 

Word of warning, the closest I've coming to dropping it was taking it off the centre stand and the left panier hit my leg tipping the bike away from me, I touched cloth hanging on to it and dragging it back upright before it fell to the ground thankfully but it was close.

I so get your touching cloth metaphor..

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Re: 3 weeks in
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2021, 11:32:40 pm »
*Originally Posted by Maca [+]
tipping the bike away from me, I touched cloth hanging on to it

Ex Navy by any chance  :038:

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Re: 3 weeks in
« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2021, 08:55:01 am »
Would ex-Navy terminology be - "Turtle popped his head out!" :001:
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Re: 3 weeks in
« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2021, 12:05:25 pm »
*Originally Posted by sin_tiger [+]
Ex Navy by any chance  :038:

'Touching cloth' is most definitely an Army term...  That's why I got it LOL

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Re: 3 weeks in
« Reply #20 on: October 15, 2021, 02:03:12 am »
Both were in common usage in my career, much to my wife's disgust  :192:

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Contrary as it might seem, depending on the situation / surface, I've found I can balance the bike better standing on the pegs as in trials bikes.

 



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