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Hello from Melb

Discussion in 'Welcome Lounge' at netrider.net.au started by mailerdaemon, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. Hi everyone. It's good to be a member of an Aussie bike forum. Have been a member of a couple of overseas Ducati forums for a while. Don't hold that or that fact that I ride a Duc against me :!:

    Just a quick intro.

    My name's Simon. Only moved to Melbourne last year. Lived in Sydney most of my life. Rode trailies for a number of school years, moving to road bikes. I kept loosing my licence, copping fines, needed something with a heater to commute and take passengers in and basically came to the conclusion that I was headed for hospital or jail so gave it in for a while. Never lost the urge though. Now that I'm a little more mature (I've got 3 grey hairs) I'm back. Been back riding now for around 2 years, and absolutely loving it.

    As I've only been in Melbourne a short time, I'm sure there are still a lot of places that I haven't ridden and/or don't know about. When it's not so bloody cold, I'm usually riding the Spurs. They are awesome, except for the logging trucks on the Reefton :shock: I've done a number of track days at Eastern Creek and Oran Park and have now done one at Phillip Island. I hear that Broadford is good.



    Maybe once the sun shines again I'll see some of you around, and I'll be out on my bike rather than modding it :grin:
     
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  2. Welcome Simon :grin:


    You'll find the people on here have a diverse range of bikes between them so owning a particular type of bike doesn't really "get to" people. In fact you might find a lot of people love dukes on here :)

    I am somewhat similar of riding when I was younger (I'm 34 now) and realised that I shouldn't get my road licence til I hit the "magical" age of 30 so here I am aged 34 been riding again for a few years :grin:

    Might see you on the road sometime, if you already haven't found out, there are "ride event" forums here where people organise rides fairly often for most states, especially Vic + NSW. Feel free to join (or even announce) one or two :)
     
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  3. Welcome aboard .. :grin:
     
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  4. I am only fairly new myself, but welcome anyway mate.
     
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  5. Thanks guys.

    Undii, I've seen a couple of your posts and am assuming that you've 'had an off'. If so, I hope you're recovering well.
     
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  6. Welcome Simon. Good to have you round. Duc's pass in my book but we ride a big range on here so there is no real black sheep.
    Ride to East Gippsland then over the top one day.

    Cheers.
    Chris
     
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  7. Welcome Simon (although why you moved to Melbourne from Sydney defies all logic!!!)

    {scuttles for corner and covers head with hands......}
     
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