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Offline JayG

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Convert from the road!
« on: February 07, 2018, 07:02:59 am »
Hi everyone

I am joining the adventure bike bunch from Pretoria in the coming months from a roadbike from. I am tired of riding past stretches of dirtroad!

Much to the disdain of my friend that brought me onto this forum (Triumph rider....) I will be buying a GS1200

Looking forward to getting to know everyone  :3some:
 

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Re: Convert from the road!
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2018, 07:39:12 am »
Welcome. Don't loose the road bike. Always nice having one, and you'll find many of us do.
A F'ugly is a different sort of bike, the 1150 is boring and the 1100s makes me smile.

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Re: Convert from the road!
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2018, 08:04:16 am »
Welcome and enjoy!!!

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Re: Convert from the road!
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2018, 01:57:24 pm »
You are going to love the change. Welcome and happy riding  :thumleft:
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Re: Convert from the road!
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2018, 08:48:08 pm »
Welcome JayG,  :thumleft:
 

Offline Oubones

Re: Convert from the road!
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 09:43:11 pm »
Welcome.
Gravel roads lead to the best places and sights.
Roadbike is also lekker!
I used to ride roadbikes back in the 80's and find the new adv bikes to have such good suspensions and roadholding that they do well on the tar.
The 1200 is good on the tar.
Enjoy, it is a new world and with the help of this forum and it's guys and girls :peepwall: you will find all you need for your gravel journeys!
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Offline Buddy

Re: Convert from the road!
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2018, 09:05:52 pm »
Welcome, and enjoy those new routes that are available.
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Re: Convert from the road!
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2018, 07:02:12 am »
Welcome ouboet. You will grow to really love dirt roads me thinks :) :thumleft:
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