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New rider from Melbourne

Discussion in 'Welcome Lounge' started by daihh, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. Hi netrider folk!

    I live Northwest of Melbourne near Essendon. I grew up riding BMX bikes and always wanted to own a motorbike, but never got around to it until now. I just purchased my first bike yesterday, a 2008 Honda VTR250, and went for my first ride today.

    I guess the bike dream for me is heading down along the Great Ocean Road in summer with a couple of friends and camping with just the basics. We'll see how that goes when summer rolls around anyway ;)

    Hope to get to know you guys at some point!

  2. Feel free to come join us at saturday morning practice behind the BP at st kilda marina.. look for the thread in the Vic Rides section.. 10 am Most saturdays (hail generally stops us.. but thats about it.. )
  3. That sounds great Portagrug, I'll definitely have to head down one weekend soon. Thanks for the heads up!
  4. Welcome Daihh, Sunday learner friendly rides is a good one to check out when you are ready. Also a group of Northerners get together for a meal and coffee every Thursday night in Northcote, all welcome.
  5. #5 NightStar, Jun 22, 2013
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    Welcome daihh, l live near the GOR and must say its a pretty nice ride :) If youre thinking of heading to Sat practice & you want someone experienced to ride there with, l believe @goddie lives down your way and often rides to Saturday practice, maybe give him a shout ;)
  6. welcome aboard mate
  7. Welcome along :) highly recommend the sat prac sessions, some guys meet for coffee at a place in Grey St, St Kilda called Dr Jevkyls, there's a thread about, usually meet there fro. 9am,some do coffee, some brekky tbd scoot a couple of minutes before Down to Elwood, if you want an escort down let me know, also check The Learner rides, check the ride tips thread too, alot to read and learn on this site. :D
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  8. I'll definitely have to tag along on one of those Sunday rides once I've got some more K's on the gauge. The dinner sounds spot on as well. Hopefully I can find some time and swing by one Thursday soon. Cheers cjvfr!

    I'd be lying if I wasn't a little envious, NightStar. Thanks for the heads up!

    Cheers Jeffco! Glad to be a part of such a welcoming community!

    Thanks for the info goddie! I'm a bit of a sucker for a morning coffee so I reckon I might just have to tag along sometime soon. Yeah I'll definitely be in touch about an escort over there, really appreciate the offer. I haven't even scratched the surface of the forums and I'm already impressed by the stuff on here!

    Cheers again for the welcome everyone :)
  9. G'day, you meet the nicest people on a Honda :)
  10. Yep, then you get a Kwaka lol
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  11. Welcome mate :)