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Suzuki DRZ 400: First Ride on a Snowy Day

This afternoon after getting all my paperwork squared away at the DMV, I set off on my first ride on the DRZ. The temperature was hovering around 40 degrees. With not much more than wet roads, I did 30 mile loop.

Being out in the world on the bike when everything looked like it was covered in a layer of powered sugar felt amazing. There is a comforting silence that the snow brings.

Its clear that there are mental hurdles I will have to overcome, namely volunteering to ride through and over things that my years of street riding have taught me to avoid. But all in all, I felt very natural and very much at home on the new bike. I’m looking forward to continuing with the learning process.

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Stacy
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Sounds like you need to ride out here for this all-women’s adventure riding camp: http://j.mp/cUnGGj

We’ll have wine and chocolate!

Fuzzygalore
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Okay, Stacy- You’re just being a cruel temptress :lol:
If it were humanly possible I would love to attend that. I can’t wait to hear what your impressions are of riding an off road bike are.

wendy
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Oh Rachael -
Gorgeous pics. Everything matches your bike on a day like that.
(the swan needs a little chrome, though LOL)

Fuzzygalore
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<3 Thanks, Wendy
I have a bunch of photos that I took that almost look like they're black and white. the only indicator that they're color is the taillight. Very strange! Today is bright blue and sunny. I think the pics will have a different result :D

I'm not a big fan of bird but swans are nice. That swan did all but get up out of the water, fling itself onto its back – wing covering his eyes and say.. "uh… can't go on… starving… Feed me." What a beggar!

novos
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Oh, WOW, those knobbies open up a world that wasn’t too welcoming to bikes before now… I’m lovin’ those pictures :)

Fuzzygalore
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Novos-
Thanks, toots <3

I have a lot to learn about not being afraid to try getting into new places or situations I would have avoided completely before. I just need to spend some time riding to get my confidence up.

Do you still have your tw? did you ever get it running and plated?

Bruce
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I sometimes think the most fun I’ve ever had on a motorcycle was in an open field with a foot of snow on the ground astride a little honda dirt bike. You’re going to have a blast. Cheers.

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