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Discussion in 'New Members - G'Day!' started by cheekygriner, May 4, 2009.

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    Hey Guys,

    Great to see there is a sight for Canberra riders :yahoo:
    Thought id come say hello as im a noob to riding, im on my L *sigh*
    well i thought what the hell, if i start riding I will get one of the bikes that is harder to ride but more fun too - so my ride is the 2007 aprilia rs125 - as they say you cant beat an italian smoker lol and any bike that loves the high revs is ok with me - bar the part it sounds like a lawnmower on roids :nolisten ....but it still looks sexy :wink (pics to come up soon :up )
    I have noticed something about bike riding though - there seems to be somewhat of a comradery - I have noticed that whenever I get on my bike and have a ride and run into another rider I always get the look and stare at me and my ride and then the customary nod of approval from other riders....is this the norm???
    And as a new rider - wow the feeling of going for a ride is amazing - and relaxing - cant wait to start throwing the bike around a little when i get the hang of it - as they say u pay a small fortune for the tyres so why not use all of it instead of just the middle!!!
     
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    G'day Cheeky,

    There are plenty of rides and coffee on Mondays so come say hello.

    Cheers,
    Mike.
     
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    Ola cheekygriner! With a 2-smoke, no wonder you're grinning ;)

    As mike said - there is regular rides, social gatherings etc.. look forward to seeing you at one soon.
    The comradery, Indeed! :) great part of being a biker :thumbsup: Its unfortunately dying of a little - the 'nod' as you ride past people...
     
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    Welcome aboard HMAS CanberraRIDERS.
    We hope you stay is comfortable.

    hehehe...

    Anyways... good to have ya.
     
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    Hi Cheeky, welcome to our little community :wave

    The nod is more of a hello and a mutual recognition thing then a nod of approval. We're all out there taking a risk and it's our responsibility to look out for each other should something happen - even a complete stranger after they run into trouble or have an off. Just don't go nodding at scooters *bracing herself for a flaming*

    Goodluck getting the hang of the 125, look forward to seeing you and your 125 at a coffee night
     
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    Hey Cheeky,

    I love the nod. Makes me feel like I'm part of the group (a member of the "gang" if you will!! :cool ) But it also reminds me that there's a whole bunch of people out there that will take care of me if something goes wrong, and that in return I'll make sure if I come across a rider in distress that I'll stop and do as much as I can to help them. That's what riders do for each other.

    Cheers, Alys
     
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    Thanks guys,

    Ill try to make it there tonight before gym for a coffee -drinks, whatever it is you guys do at tilleys :p
    yeah im not used to the head nod - driving a car (even a hotted up one) you dont get the head nod - just the rev of the engine but thats more of a "i wanna see if i can smoke u on the line" kind of mentality where the bike riding is more of a "good work-u made the right choice - u got a bike" mentality....and dont worry I dont nod to people on scooters - not even Jamie oliver can make that $h!t look cool lol
    ahhhh ...i love the wkends - and the puff of blue smoke when i start the bike in the communal security garage (to the digust of fellow residence - but i think they are all just jealous) - i salvate profusely as i grin knowing that the ride is inevitable (the salvating could also be caused by hallucinating due to inhaling the smoke - or suffering a minor stroke :grin: )
    have had the bike for a little over 3 wks and have already clocked over 1000km so im getting my riding up to par - just need to remember to concentrate as when i first started riding i overcooked a corner - lucky for me the road was empty, the bike is light and well - cornern was only slightly overcooked - the things we learn when we are a nooby lol..... lucky i got the bike to stay upright with no damage to anything or anyone bar my inflated ego lol but it was purely due to the fact that i was listening to the engine to work out what is up with the 3 gear....so i guess to my credit it wasnt cos i was a hoon :huh?
    so when is the next communal ride?
    Also is axle motorcyle a good place to get the bike serviced as i got told they are pretty good up there?
    I was planning to service it myself but as its the first service since on the bike since i bought it (its got the 4k service) i thought might be worth while getting them to have a look at it - what are your thoughts?? - i guess i could do it alot cheaper myself as it seems pretty easy to change gear oil, lubricate chain, top up 2t oil and coolant and clean out the air filter....but then again its about a couple of hundred buck apparently
     
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    Axle is quite good.
    Actually, the scooter place is meant to be quite good also, for small 2-strokes
     
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    yeah there was a scooter place in fyshwick who is an authorised rep for Aprilia and i was thinking of going there as well (sighs - to think i am comparing my april to scooters) but i was told by a guy in braddon that Axle is a good place to go as he is one of the best 2 stoke mechanics around canberra??
     
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    Welcome aboard Cheeky :welcome!:



    ....and on the nod, has anyone seen those Swann Insurance ads where they have the rider's raising an index finger to each other? Someone needs to tell the ad guys that's what car driver's do, not bike riders :roll:
     
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    Not the only comment that has been raised in relation to those adverts... some female riders and non-riders - all of them unrelated to each other...have remarked they find them particular sexist in their 'male' slant...*shrug* just an opinion I've heard voiced unprovoked on more than one occasion so far...
     
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    Yes! I am going to write a letter about that finger - and the purely sexist angle those ads take! Females are just as capable of impressing and pillioning the men and being disapproved of by said parents!!!
     
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    I have to see this ad that you guys/girls are talking about as im insured by swann!!
    hmmm well i will tell you what - ill take the proactive approach and empty out my synthetic oil from my bike - put in some of that crappy mineral based stuff and we can smoke the guys out lol
    and with regards to your post mouse - if it makes you feel any better im sure women on bike are just as irresponsible as men when it comes to bike riding :lol jks ofcourse you guys should not condone irresponsible riding.......... after all im a young impressionable noobs!!! :blush :loser
     
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    All the more reason to soak up the irresponsible dribble posted up.
     
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    Welcome aboard cheeky - Axle is a very good tuner, and will do a good job on your 125. :ridgy

    See you at coffee soon .
     
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    kate used axel for her rs125 when she had it, was highly impressed

    welcome to the forum cheekygriner
     
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    Hey Guys

    Sorry couldnt make coffee lastnight to meet those who turned up - but got called up by friends to be reminded about a mates 28th bday which i forgot *whoops* :blah
    Will attempt to make it next Monday.
     
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