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Discussion in 'Welcome Lounge' started by GSJoy, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. HI everyone on netrider,
    Im relatively new to the riding world and have been hanging out on the female riding forums to date (Yep Im a female) - but want to step it up and learn more about bikes, riding techniques and the motorbike world in general.
    Got my Ls in November 2009, picked up a new GS500F (re the name!!) in December and have been riding pretty much every weekend since! I got the P plate upgrade in June and cant wait to progress being a fully licenced rider.
    I ride with a group of female riders every now and again and have taken up a role as a ride organiser - you probably guessed that no one else wanted to put their hand up for the job and I wanted to make sure that I had a group of rider to learn, socialise and progress with in my riding abilities.
    I warn you all now, I am going to ask some pretty stupid questions but please bear with me as I will one day get to the point of having some of the knowledge that you all have and be able to have sensible conversations about riding!!
    Ride safe.

  2. welcome gsjoy
  3. Welcome Joy!
    I saw your post in the other part of this forum.
    I am not too sure where abouts you are from but have a look at the events in your state and see if there are any rides coming up.
    If by any chance you are in Sydney then come along to the Learners sessions at Homebush as there is a group ride run afterwards and you will get to see how a pro like OzYoda runs them. I will also add that a big ride to Terrigal is coming up on the 23rd, so get along to that if your in Sydney!
  4. welcome Joy
  5. G'day Joy


    Fun Ha!
  6. Hello Joy, welcome to Netrider!
  7. Stupid questions means less stupid mistakes.
  8. it's a joy to have you here :)
  9. Where are you, Makes it easier to give advise,

    The stupid questions to you, are not stupid questions to us,
    They will keep you out of harms way as you learn.
    We all asked them at some time,

    Good to see you taking over the lead, some one has to,

    There are a few learner rides in Melbourne, All are filled with friendly people and usually you will get experienced riders along that will point out little problems that you have with your riding,

    Dont be frightened to ask questions, some one will answer them for you,

    Welcome to the world of riding bikes.

  10. Welcome Joy. Enjoy the ride.
  11. Welcome Joy, good to see you are as enthusiastic about bikes as all of the members are on here. =p
  12. Before you ask too many stupid questions make yourself acquainted to the stickies in each area and especially search, they are chock full of instructions and links that may be helpful.
  13. Hi Joy... I am a retread.. Bought a bike after 30 odd years and loving my 750. Here my 10 cents worth.. What I did I wrote down every suggestion on riding techniques that I could find eg. When traffic lights turn green look both ways before taking off as sometime a drivers do run a red light etc etc.. I also watched lots of you tube videos on bike crashes and learned from it. This really helped anyway.... Welcome on board I know you ll love this site.
  14. Wow, Thanks for the great welcome everyone.
    Im based in Northern Tasmania, hope that helps with the advice! Seems pretty limited in Tas with the group rides that are aimed at learners/newbies and female riders in general.
  15. hey Joy, bring on the stupid questions, so i can give you even stupider answers!
  16. Hi Joy,

    If there is a lack of rides in your area, maybe chuck a post in the "Ride/Event Planner" forum as an expression of interest. You would be suprised how many people may be around you but have never organised something.
  17. Welcome GS. Have fun