Hey there old guy! Whatcha riding? Where are you? Where you been?
I love yakking with new riders, the enthusiasm is infectious. I started riding in the '70s, took time out for family raising and jumped back in in '04 with a Kaw 800B. It wasn't really what I was looking for but at the time I couldn't beat the price. Then on to bigger and better!
Words aren't children and there's nothing wrong with killing them to clarify a point or keep the peace.