My First Ride
Well everyone told me not to kill myself being a newbie but this last weekend I got my first two rides in and sure enough I didn't kill myself.
I had to start going down some dirt roads for about a mile, there were a lot of bumps and a few muddy spots I had to dodge. So I was surprised in the traction of the R6 on those roads and got a pretty good feel for the bikes stability going <10 mph.
My first ride was out on the country roads to the gas station in a local town, I was running on reserve. I took everything at the speed limit and corners extra slow. I learned a lot about cornering and the shift pattens of the bike real quick. Didn't go much past 8000 rpms.
The next day I took her out for my second ride of the weekend I stayed away from traffic and still took corners easy. I did get a chance to feel the powerband from 9k to about 14k rpms in 2nd gear... man was that a rush. It felt great!
I'm hoping for some better weather here in Michigan. Just got all my gear and ready to ride again!