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Discussion in 'Welcome Lounge' at netrider.net.au started by whlmn, Dec 20, 2014.

  1. Hi!

    I hadn't so much as touched a motorcycle until about two weeks ago - despite previously being nervous about the concept of riding, I went and did the pre-learner course on a whim and now I can't stop thinking about riding! I've got my L's and bought myself a 2013 Ninja 300 which I got for pretty cheap relative to the value of the bike new and the amount of kilometres on it.

    As of today I've got about 7 hours under my belt - the 4 or so on the Pre-learner's, the hour and a half spent riding the bike back to Armidale from Tamworth NSW after buying the bike from a guy there, and the hour and a half I spent going around town practicing in-city riding (roundabouts, give way, shifting etc), in that order.

    I'm exciting to be a part of this community and hopefully after I've got my confidence up a little I can go on a ride with you guys!
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  2. Hi there,

    Welcome to the joy of riding, sounds like you've well and truly been bitten by the bug!
  3. Welcome, & enjoy
  4. Welcome Whimn, Are you in Sydney? If so the Homebush Saturday morning practice is worthwhile.
  5. I'm in Armidale in NSW but I will definitely attend if I make it up there in the next couple of weeks
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  6. Welcome.

    Come on an Oxley ride early in the new year. We stay at Port Macquarie, and travel up through Armidale, Ebor, Dorrigo on a loop back to port mac.
    Mid Feb is a probability at this stage..
  7. Hello and welcome to NR :)
  8. welcome aboard :]
  9. G'day,
    I'm also in Armidale and am doing the pre-learner course in a couple of weeks, also just decided to do it on a whim. I used to ride a 125cc a long time ago and thought it was about time to get back on two wheels. Haven't bought a bike yet but am looking around for maybe a ZZR250 or GPX250. Just wanna get something second hand and not too pretty and shiny... less emotionally painful when I drop the thing! hahaha. Might see you around sometime.