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Discussion in 'Welcome Lounge' at netrider.net.au started by surfer7, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. had my first ride on a public road at 54 after just getting my L s bit more scary than I thought felt like I wouldn't be able to stop going down hills I'm on a postie bike until I get my Ps so was intrigued to get followed by a red postal van along the main road maybe my guardian angel??


     
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  2. Welcome, 54 only a pup. Get a real bike asap.
     
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  3. careful, some Postie vans are driven by homicidal maniacs :LOL:

    welcome to the roads; the uncertainty will quickly disappear ...
     
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  4. Welcome to NR mate, enjoy the ride...
     
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  5. Hello from another oldie, I just got off my L plates last week.
    I'm loving riding and the adventures I'm having.
     
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  6. Good onya, and welcome.

    My wife, who doesn't ride, but drives quite a lot with her work, will often drive as a sort of protection for folk with L plates on bikes.

    BTW, steady there pwbike, 54 isn't an Oldie!
     
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  7. Welcome and there's nothing wrong with posties. As long as you're out riding you're OK.
    Except scooters obviously.
     
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  8. Welcome to NR and to the fun of riding in 2 wheels.
     
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  9. Awesome from the replies sounds like I finally found an activity where over 40 isn't over the hill. My second road trip was to the closest motor bike repair shop to get a service, and new drive chain and sprocket.......survived the 10 kms and saw some nice two wheeled eye candy outside their shop....the little ninjas look a good postie replacement...any comments on how they hold up?
     
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  10. Welcome to NR!

    I think the average age of riders acquiring their learner permit is 32 - so you'll find that this is an activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

    The Ninja 250s are a great little bike (if I can say so myself), they are very popular, as well as the Honda 250s. There's plenty of threads about em, so have a look around. Plenty on the market as well, so you won't have much trouble finding a bike for sale.
     
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