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Custom Bikes Run In The Family | Vince @ RideTo | Rider Stories
James F · June 06, 2019
Hi, My name is Vince, the Customer Happiness Manager at RideTo. I've been riding since 2014. I originally started the same way a lot of people do. I got sick of waiting for the tube and decided to take the plunge and book myself a CBT at the local bike shop around the corner.
I had never driven a car, and I have a family history of motorcycles, My Dad was a scrapyard owner and he used to build bikes from parts.
I left my CBT, walked straight into the local motorbike shop and bought a YBR125. I absolutely adored that bike and rode it religiously every day from Barnet to Farringdon. I felt so much better being off the tube.
These days I can be caught riding my beloved highlighter-green Honda CB600F Hornet. It's a limited edition model with a Titanium Exhaust, Suede Seat. Rear hugger and awesome paintjob, When I upgraded my bike I also upgraded my gear. I got a lovely Dainese Airframe Jacket, HJC Helmet, some new Alpinestars Gloves and a pair of Richa Boots.
I couldn't live without my alarmed disc lock, I put it on whenever i stop anywhere. No matter how short the stop. and if i were to give some advice for new riders? There is nothing better than leaving the house, getting on your bike and just going exploring. Some of the best days on the YBR125 I ever had were exploring days finding my way through Hertfordshire. With regards to training? you have nothing to lose and freedom to gain. Do it!