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The 'Lawnmower' resurrection

  1. There is always a silver lining to every cloud....

    Again, thank you all Nettie's sending through well wishes after my skippy encounter last weekend. They certainly make you feel the rider community sympathy and spirit. :happy:

    The doc said that what I have is incurable or irreparable... :sorry: I'm a complete nutter. Nuts about riding!(y)(y)(y) (Got the all clear).

    Today too, my 3 month old, 17,000km lawnmower is being retired to greener pastures -
    It has been written off. :cry::sorry::nailbiting:

    But.... Out with the old, in with the new!! :LOL::woot:
    Just waiting to see when I can get delivery for lawnmower no.2, which shouldn't be too long now considering its sitting in the showroom as we speak! Extras and helmet ordered.

    Oompa Loompa on an orange lawnmower will ride again!!! :joyful::joyful:
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    I will extend a second thank you, to two other NR characters katekate & sjmhosjmho for having kept me occupied enough through out the day, stopping me from pacing up continually & looking at my watch every 2 mins waiting for news on my lawnmower. :whistle:

    katekate is a newbie both to NR forum, as well as the magical hobby that is riding. She flew down from Darwin to Melb for a whirlwind tour of every city motorbike shop to raid every gear rack & lift her (longer than my) leg over every bike... And I even made her try out my (hopefully) future 2wheeled hubby!! Grrrr baby! :love:
    Glad you now have all your safety gear to start off your (safe) journey!
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    After describing her preparation so far into this sport, her research & her training for her license / P's; this gal has it sussed & she'll get far... Literally because she's already picking sjmhosjmho & my brains for long term touring tips! Lol

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    There's nothing like a bike to bring strangers together, for conversation flowed easily after introductions.
    Needless to say; sjmho now has another groupie! Lol
    Bloody champ bike tourer!!
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    If life gives you lemons, make lemonade. But make sure you share it with your mates! :cool:

    About Author

    The energy of a cut's lizard tail,
    The passion of a Spaniard at motoGP,
    As annoying as a flea in the ear,
    With the love for biking as Kayne West loves himself.
    Looking at life through vertically challenged eyes.
    Valvoline.... you know what I mean! ;-)


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  1. Valvoline
    GeorgeOGeorgeO ... I'd say katekate looks good in red , don't you think? ;-)
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  2. Lazy Libran
    All the best V.

    Hope everything works ok pronto..

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  3. kate
    Awesome day, Viv. I was so lucky to have the chance to meet you and sjmhosjmho. You are both amazing people and huge inspirations!

    Today was more than getting kitted up, it was a day of constant learning for me! I’m blown away by your knowledge and passion for all things biking. There were so many things you pointed out when I was choosing my gear and talking bikes that made such a big difference. It was incredible to be able to tap into your knowledge and experience and I am so lucky to have had the opportunity.

    Your philosophies on riding (and life in general) are awe-inspiring. No matter what life throws our way, the best thing is to take charge of our own destiny and do it with gusto… oh, and stay upright! A universal philosophy in riding and life.

    You also taught me not to put too much pressure on making the 'right' decisions on every last little thing as a newbie. The process of discovery is far more important and mistakes are a vital part. It is an expensive hobby after all! I am just glad to be part of an awesome NR community that keeps me on the right track!

    Hope Lawnmower 2.0 is ready to go soon and keep the updates coming. Thanks for an excellent visit to Melbs!
  4. GeorgeO
    She obviously has style sitting on an MV....
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