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Rider relocated to VIC

Discussion in 'Welcome Lounge' at netrider.net.au started by traciv, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. P plater now in Melbourne. Formerly ACT.

    Have spent the past couple of days getting around on the bike and I haven't killed myself or endangered others. So that's a win.

    I'm also finally getting to use the SENA to help me get the right off ramps/turns ** but Google Maps is a problem - instructions often come too late to chose the right lane. Anyone have a GPS program for an iPhone they prefer?

    I'm looking forward to getting to the next learners ride, to meet folk and get any tips/tricks regarding how to stay alive and not be a dick on Victorian roads.



    (**I prepare myself by thinking through the ride before going but as I don't know the streets/areas I don't remember every single turn I have to take, hence the SENA, not that is has helped a lot.. probably done twice the number of KM I needed to so far.)
     
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  2. Yes! Apple maps killed me, and google maps became terrible so I use to use "Sygic" - It's free and really awesome. Doesn't work for **** on Android though, stuck with Google maps for me. :(
     
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  3. Sygic.
     
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  4. Welcome to Melbourne :)
     
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  5. welcome to NR 'VIC' , check out the Sat Morning Prac session thread, which part of melbourne are you in? I am sure there'll be volunteers to escort a young lady in to prac sessions. also keep your eyes out for sunday rides. If you're really keen always someone during the week going for a blatt too.
     
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  6. Welcome to NR(y)
     
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  7. Agree, Sygic is much better. Metroview is OK.

    Park on the footpath (y) (but be considerate about it).
    Po po don't like splitting on freeways (in particular).
    Learn how to do a hook turn correctly (and where to do them).
    You'll be fine.
     
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  8. Thanks all. One day on the roads and I'm already filtering in stationary traffic comfortably. My first ride into town last week had me do 3 hook turns so I at least understand them if not familiar regarding where they are.
     
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  9. hey congrats, I work in town as alot of us do, just keep your eyes peeled when filtering in town as you never know when a wally is going to open a door without looking or a pedestrian with doof doof earplugs J walking between traffic, but , you'd probably be used to that stuff too.
     
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  10. Welcome to the NutHouse :)
     
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