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Why the Tracer 900? After weeks of research on my laptop, which is connected via complicated mechanisms to the worldwide information system called the Internet - a system where you can find useful and useless information (such as that black patent leather shoes cost just 2.5 euros in Vietnam), it turned out that the Tracer 900 and I could really become friends. And who has too many friends. 

Our friendship was already put to the test on the third day (that was at the end of June 2021), when I banged my shin against the rear grab rails, the pain in my ears singing a song by Stromae: Formidable (a song I don't even think is that great). 
Since then things have been better: we travelled across Europe to Venice, got on a ferry there and had a great time in the mountains in Greece. From front door to front door: about 2800 km.

What's more (1): I don't like the red stripes on the tank. I pulled them down - you can't see them on the photo yet. 
What's more (2): I had to realise that the Tracer is a bit bigger than my girlfriend's SV650, which I rode over the North Holland dikes in winter. Everything is bigger, except the sound. The standard tubes on the SV650 are stunning. Big!
(Well. This is also information that is now available on the internet because I just wrote it: SV650 sound tremendous!)
What's more (3): I've had my licence for just about as many years as a sawmill worker who cut off 4 fingers on his right hand.
What's more (4): I lied above: I don't own a front door! I live on a 110-year-old cutter in Amsterdam. I grew up in the Tyrolean mountains, where they have impressively beautiful thick front doors.  
What's more (5): I take the liberty of politely asking your permission to pester you for the rest of the time with poorly formulated stupid questions, which you then pityingly answer with: this has already been dealt 250 times in 54 different threads with. Look it up first, you lazy git. 

That's it. Bang. I introduced myself. 

 

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6 hours ago, romedius33 said:

banged my shin against the rear grab rails

haha, funny you say that - I still have bruises from the same.

Welcome aboard!

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Welcome friend.  

Can you teach me the proper way to attack switchbacks, Tyrollean style?

I hope to ride them someday!

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15 hours ago, nhchris said:

Welcome friend.  

Can you teach me the proper way to attack switchbacks, Tyrollean style?

I hope to ride them someday!

growing up somewhere doesn't make you an expert in anything - I learned the hard way, when I took the first switchbacks stuttering in 1st gear. 

thanks to everybody for the warm welcome 

 

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