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esseffgee
Hiya.
 
I'm Scott.  I picked up a Matte Silver 2016 a couple months back.  It's my first street bike ever, and my first bike in close to 20 years.  I had a lot of time and a few hundred acres available to me as a kid to ride an assortment of four wheelers, dirt bikes, go-karts, etc.  But I was not allowed a road bike..."not while you're under my roof," Mom said.  After I was well out from under their roof there was a lot of "not while I'm alive."  My kid sis got into bikes several years back after using her credit and insurance to get a bike for her then boyfriend.  They broke up, she kept the bike.  Mom wasn't pleased, but couldn't do much to stop her.  Then, last spring, Mom passed away.  I had been talking about getting a bike for a couple years, and always had some reason or another that I wasn't going to do it right then.
 
Now...Mom's gone, and sis and me are what's left (dad died several years ago).  We have almost nothing in common; we'd talk a few times a year, mostly around birthdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.  I bought a bike, and now we talk a couple times a week.  We're even planning on her joining my wife, my daughter, and me on vacation, and bringing the bikes so we can go off and do something together.
 
Anyways..bike.  I threw on a Satin Blue Ermax Sport windscreen.  Otherwise, for now, the bike is bone stock.  Plans for the near term include getting a USB port working (about to post that elsewhere), some shorter levers, and probably an exhaust come spring time.
 
 
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Beemer
Welcome and congrats! I have a satin blue screen like that also but mine is a hair taller, I think. Glad to hear that bikes brought the fam closer and sorry about your parents.

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Eastern Kayaker
Welcome! I live a little over an hour west of Philly. Be safe out there.

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esseffgee
Welcome and congrats! I have a satin blue screen like that also but mine is a hair taller, I think. Glad to hear that bikes brought the fam closer and sorry about your parents.
I considered it, but liked the somewhat more streamlined look of the Sport height.  It's such a quick swap, and I reckon they use the same mount, so I figured if it wasn't enough for longer/highway rides, I could always pick up the other as well.
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rowdy
Welcome Scott! Your bike is looking sharp. Nice choice. ;)

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dentalprodigy
Welcome. I'm digging the matte blue wind screen. I'm from South Jersey ~ 15 mins from Philly.
 
 

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