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Hi from the Mornington Peninsula!

Discussion in 'Welcome Lounge' at netrider.net.au started by Maya, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. I'm new to riding and motorbikes. I decided at 46 that it would be a good idea to start riding, so I went and got my licence about 6 months ago and bought a ninja 300. It's the best decision I ever made!! I ride as much as I can, but I have heaps to learn. So far most of my riding has been by myself, so I am looking forward to being able to ride with other people.


     
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  2. good onya MayaMaya welcome aboard, I'm also a late starter but like yourself loving every minute of it (y)
     
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  3. Thanks Andrew! It's an amazing way to travel!!
     
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  4. Welcome to NR....

    Come on down to the Sat Prac one of these days...
     
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  6. Thanks! I will do that.
     
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  7. Hello and welcome to the forums MayaMaya :) Always nice to see another girl rider! I'm new to riding too, and as you, got my licence at 46. Wish I did it earlier, but hey, I'm so glad I found my way to life on two wheels, best decision I ever made!

    +1 to Saturday practice at Elwood, guys there perform miracles, your riding will improve dramatically and you will meet amazing people. I wish I was closer to city! Enjoy your bike and ride safe ;)
     
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  8. welcome aboard :]
     
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  9. Welcome to Netrider Maya! Like you, I am new to riding...although I used to do a lot in my younger years (many years ago I should add!). I have been getting used to my new bike riding alone down the peninsula and now feel it's time to meet the Netrider guys at training in Elwood tomorrow, apparently as a newcomer I have to supply coffee, cake, and polish uncle Greg's bike haha! After riding up Arthurs Seat road a few times and sometimes getting the corners right and sometimes completely buggering them up I reckon a bit of training is the way to go :)
    Best thing I did was getting a bike! :)
     
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  10. Hi Maya and congrats on making the choice to get a bike and go riding, you'll be glad you did. Few of us running group rides on here so come along sometime and you'll be made to feel welcome. :)
     
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  11. Thank you! Yes you do have to do all those things,apparently! I saw that somewhere :) I have been up Arthurs Seat a few times and it's still a challenge. Some days are definitely better than others! Just need to keep riding. I'm taking myself off to Swan Hill this weekend on my bike. Be the biggest ride I have done and I'm really looking forward to it! hopefully it will be sunshine all the way but the wet weather gear is packed, just in case!
     
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  12. hi :) I'm like you, wish I had started earlier but I don't think I could enjoy it anymore than I do now! I will definitely get to one of the Saturday rides. I have so much to learn about riding and about bikes. Stay safe :)
     
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  13. Thank you! I will absolutely do that. I'm looking forward to meeting other riders
     
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  14. Welcome Maya, hope you have a good trip to Swan Hill.
     
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  15. Thank you I'm really looking forward to it.
     
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  16. Welcome and enjoy the ride, remember to take time out to refresh body and mind. Riding distance is more tiring on a bike so keep your concentration up and keep hydrated on what will be a hot day.
     
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  17. You've made an excellent decision Maya. I also made a late start and am soooooo happy! Safe riding.
     
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  18. Welcome MayaMaya. Swan Hill and return will be an adventurous ride. Stop for breaks, drink plenty of fluids (preferably water) as you will dehydrate. I also recommend earplugs, sunnies for heading into the sun, and a bit of sunscreen on the face. Have a great ride.
     
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  19. Hahaha I have everything but the earplugs! They are now on my list
     
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