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Discussion in 'New Riders and Riding Tips' started by rascus, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. Hi all
    My name is Steve and going under the username of Rascus. I am a motorcyclist for the past 10 or 11 years \:D/ . I am closer to 40 than 30 which makes me an old man I think. I have had a lot of different and varying bikes but none more cherished than my Ducati ST4. A lot of my friends now ride Ducati's also as they are the best. I live in Knox which is part of the eastern suburbs of Melb. Most Melburnian's would know where Knox is. I am very experienced in all on road riding form scratching up the Reefton , touring the Snowy mountians and taking the bike shopping (it is a lot easier to Park). I also used to be motorcycle courier.
    I can offer my knowledge and advise in riding motorcycles safely and responsibly in any conditions. :idea:
    I will try to be a regular contributor to this forum as much as I can. Us motorcyclists we need to stick together. Please wave or nod when you see a fellow rider (I even nod to Harley riders but rarely get one back but I keep on trying). :?

  2. Welcome Steve ... good to have you aboard and look forward to your contributions. Tell us one of your funniest motorcycle couriering stories :)
  3. Welcome to the forums Steve....
    another Ducati =P~ :D
  4. welcome fella :D
  5. I remember a Steve who worked for Cox Couriers... you're not him, are you?
  6. Welcome to the craziness, Steve!
  7. Welcome to the ever increasing middle age forum :shock:
  8. A funny Courier Story

    Thanks for the welcome guys. So quick :shock:
    To mipearson no I didn't work for Cox Couriers sorry mate.
    Mouth, I used to know a fellow courier who drilled a small hole in the front of his full faced helmet so he could smoke while he was riding, not my story but I thoought that was a bit odd. As for me it as a long time ago and as you age your memeory goes. I know when I first started couriering I had to use my much loved Honda Blackbird. Now a Honda Blackbird was a CBR1100XX and was a big motorcycle. It was very tiring to use it in a couriering capacity but I do rememebr after a long hot summers day on my way home from god knows where I pulled into a service station (i don't know why they call them service staitons these days because they certainly don't give you nay service :!: ) to fill up. I was that stuffed I forgot to put the side stand down and when I got off the bike, luckily it fell over with me underneath it not damaging the bike but just my pride. I sold it then and bought a 600 Hornet.
    I have lots of stories, some can be even frightening, heartbreaking and even funny, so over time if you all like I will recount them for everbody.
    Steve :biker:
  9. gday and welcome.
  10. Glad you liked the look of the place, Steve!

    Another potential OFARC...!
  11. Welcome Steve.
  12. Around here it makes you a young whippersnapper. Welcome!
  13. Always do, one of the great things bout motorcycling I think, just like bus drivers do, makes ya feel all warm and fuzzy inside :LOL:
    Don't give up on the Harley rider's they've got a nod in them somewhere, I gave a good nod to some Bandidos the other day on some OC style choppers but got nothing :roll:
    Oh and welcome to the forum :D
  14. Welcome Steve,

    Would love to sit around a bar, sipping a few cold ones and relive some of those stories you have.

    Ride fast, ride safe and be happy
  15. Thanks for the warm welcome. I tend not to go to these sort of forums because they are usually inactive or to in personal. The replies already is a good sign.
    Gromit cheers mate will I see you next Tuesday at the meeting?

    Sir Skuffy, Thanks for the offer I drink Wild turkey or higher shelf stuff! Don't drink beer makes you too fat and slow's the bike down. But always up for a story or too.
    Guys I love too ride. 3-4 days touring is the best and I regulary do the Snowies, Great ocean road Gippsland etc. I am fortunate enough also to live near the mecca of Motorcycling, Reefton Spur. Any good Victorian motorcyclist would agree with me. there is nothing better.
    Well it is a nice day and I think I will fire the Duck up and go for a squirt for a few hours this arvo.
    Gromit, Enlighten me what does OFARC...! ? It is probably really obviously, I got a feeling it relates to my age :roll:
  16. welcome

    dont forget to check out friday night coffee at southbank .
    in winter we get 1-20 bikes all depending on the weather , in some 50+
    come in a meet the slobs and get to know us

  17. Sssshhh! I haven't told them about my AA membership yet! :LOL:

    A secret society for those of us with walking frames. See here:


    I'm sure JJ (Iffracem) will assign you a membership number if you ask him nicely...
  18. Thanks Grommit
    I think I will take you up on the offer I will go to that forum and request JJ to include me. This sounds like a good idea. Does an eighteen year old daughter that you built a car for and now never see count as big the right sort of criteria to join this very elite OFARC \:D/