New Rider Milestones – 500 Miles on my Honda CB650F

Back on June 2nd (2020), I took ownership of my 2018 Honda CB650F from Martin Moto. I’ve been enjoying the bike immensely and just love slipping out for an hour, here and there, to take a little ride. In the beginning my rides started off short – close to home and many (many) laps around local developments. It was a great way to get a feel for riding again after being away for ten years. As my comfort level grew, so did my riding radius.

Just the other day I pulled up the mileage on my odometer and realized that I nearly missed a very significant New Rider Milestone. At that point I had put 488 Miles on my bike in the first month that I owned it. Being a touch OCD about certain things, I couldn’t close out the month so close to the 500 Mile Mark – so I hopped on the bike to finish strong. I didn’t have to go far and it was the middle of a hot day, so I stuck to country roads around town and focused on getting the twelve miles in while enjoying the solitude.

I feel like I’ve learned a lot over the past 500 Miles – one of the more important things is that riding a motorcycle is very therapeutic. I’m amazed at how I can be stressed over work and just a couple of miles on the bike melts is all away. I forget all about that fast-approaching deadline or that annoying co-worker and just enjoy the moment.

It’s been an excellent first 500 Miles and I’m looking forward to many, many more on my Honda CB650F


Hi There, My name is Walt White and as the name of this blog suggests, I am a Pennsylvania resident. In addition to having numerous hobbies that I discuss on my blog - I’m also the father of three little girls and a pitbull.

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