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 Post subject: My name is Malik
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:14 am 
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Hey guys, I just passed the MSF dirt bike class and I'm so ready to ride. My name is Malik and I been off-road for about 3 years before I recently decided to see why dirt bike is so fun and fell in love ever since. I'm still considered a rookie but willing to learn more and I need riding friends. Originally from NY but raised to Atlanta. I'm 23, in college and just absolutely love motorcycles. I still have to buy my own gear and dirt bike but for the meantime I'm willing to buy that at any park until I can round up my own stuff. I'm a wild boy so I need some wild friends, haha.

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 Post subject: Re: My name is Malik
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Hi, Malik - good to have you on GOR. Try to buffer that wild spirit with just a bit of reserve so you are not riding one weekend, healing two weekends, etc. I hate being on the injured list. :)

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 Post subject: Re: My name is Malik
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What size gear do you need?

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 Post subject: Re: My name is Malik
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Hello Malik!
I'm new here as well and also live in Atlanta. Do you have a bike yet? Any idea what you want? I troll craigslist daily and can keep an eye out for you. ::smirk:: Look forward to riding!

Edit: Saw that you still "have to buy your own gear and bike".

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 Post subject: Re: My name is Malik
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Welcome! Lots of new 20-something year olds in the past month. Where are you going to school?

What kind of bike are you looking for? You should go to the Highland Park GOR Day this Sunday, meet some new people, and maybe try different bikes to see what would be the best for you. There are a ton of options out there, so hopefully it can narrow it down to just a few. Good luck with it all, be safe, and have fun!

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 Post subject: Re: My name is Malik
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Absolutely, paul, I will definitely keep that under control! I just love the feel of riding now.

I'm 6'3 180lb. I wear a medium in pretty much everything and a large head. Lol

And yes I live near buckhead? Where are you? Idk what kind of bike yet but something good for a starter but better then a 250.

And dang I missed sunday, ughhh.

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 Post subject: Re: My name is Malik
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mcquaigem wrote:
Absolutely, paul, I will definitely keep that under control! I just love the feel of riding now.

I'm 6'3 180lb. I wear a medium in pretty much everything and a large head. Lol

And yes I live near buckhead? Where are you? Idk what kind of bike yet but something good for a starter but better then a 250.

And dang I missed sunday, ughhh.


Don't knock the small bore bikes! You're not much heavier than me & I rip it on a 2 Stroke 125! ::smirk::

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 Post subject: Re: My name is Malik
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Hi Malik. I think I was one of your instructors at MSF, (advanced trail I think). Glad you found GOR. Call Highland Park and reserve and bike and then post the day you're going to ride. Usually someone will agree to join you. A little harder during the week but you can still find some people with the day off. Mondays and Fridays are your best bet during the week.

If I remember correctly, you picked up on things very quick and would be able to keep up pretty well with riders who have more dirt experience.

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 Post subject: Re: My name is Malik
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prjohnson wrote:
mcquaigem wrote:
Absolutely, paul, I will definitely keep that under control! I just love the feel of riding now.

I'm 6'3 180lb. I wear a medium in pretty much everything and a large head. Lol

And yes I live near buckhead? Where are you? Idk what kind of bike yet but something good for a starter but better then a 250.

And dang I missed sunday, ughhh.


Don't knock the small bore bikes! You're not much heavier than me & I rip it on a 2 Stroke 125! ::smirk::


Hello Malik, If you are still looking for your first bike, like prjohnson said don't knock the 125 2 strokes! They ALOT of fun and will make you a better rider in the long run. They are also cheaper to repair then a 250 or 450 4 stroke. I am 48 and still ride a 125 2T just because of the fun factor! :D


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 Post subject: Re: My name is Malik
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A 250 2 stroke is an all around good bike


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 Post subject: Re: My name is Malik
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prjohnson wrote:
mcquaigem wrote:
Absolutely, paul, I will definitely keep that under control! I just love the feel of riding now.

I'm 6'3 180lb. I wear a medium in pretty much everything and a large head. Lol

And yes I live near buckhead? Where are you? Idk what kind of bike yet but something good for a starter but better then a 250.

And dang I missed sunday, ughhh.


Don't knock the small bore bikes! You're not much heavier than me & I rip it on a 2 Stroke 125! ::smirk::


Well with that being said, I may have to jump on a 250. Anything to ride and just have fun and I did hear their pretty cheap. Thankyou

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 Post subject: Re: My name is Malik
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brant sand wrote:
Hi Malik. I think I was one of your instructors at MSF, (advanced trail I think). Glad you found GOR. Call Highland Park and reserve and bike and then post the day you're going to ride. Usually someone will agree to join you. A little harder during the week but you can still find some people with the day off. Mondays and Fridays are your best bet during the week.

If I remember correctly, you picked up on things very quick and would be able to keep up pretty well with riders who have more dirt experience.

Brant, yess I remember you, awesome teacher!!! I still haven't went riding yet but I will do what you said when I can pick a day when I'm not so busy with school and work and see if I can find some riders to ride with. Friday may be a good day.

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 Post subject: Re: My name is Malik
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aprilia rider wrote:
prjohnson wrote:
mcquaigem wrote:
Absolutely, paul, I will definitely keep that under control! I just love the feel of riding now.

I'm 6'3 180lb. I wear a medium in pretty much everything and a large head. Lol

And yes I live near buckhead? Where are you? Idk what kind of bike yet but something good for a starter but better then a 250.

And dang I missed sunday, ughhh.


Don't knock the small bore bikes! You're not much heavier than me & I rip it on a 2 Stroke 125! ::smirk::


Hello Malik, If you are still looking for your first bike, like prjohnson said don't knock the 125 2 strokes! They ALOT of fun and will make you a better rider in the long run. They are also cheaper to repair then a 250 or 450 4 stroke. I am 48 and still ride a 125 2T just because of the fun factor! :D

Im half your age so absolutely Im listening to you, a 125 it is then. How fast do they go?

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 Post subject: Re: My name is Malik
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70'sMoto140 wrote:
A 250 2 stroke is an all around good bike

That will probably be my next bike then. I know starting on a 250 on the road is like "ughhhh" so I thought it was the same off road but apparently I was wrong so thank you again.

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 Post subject: Re: My name is Malik
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I think a 250 would be easier to start on because you can lug the motor.A 125 you have to keep at a higher rpm


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