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Whippet passed!

Discussion in 'New Riders and Riding Tips' at netrider.net.au started by Pinx, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. Well well... another ex L-plater. She's kept it quiet but she passed last Friday :dance:

    Congratulations Jen!!!!


     
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  2. Congrats Jen!! ^^
     
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  3. Congrats Whippet. Well done. :)
     
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  4. Awwwww thanks,

    I was trying to keep a low profile. I feel like an adult now - well nearly :wink: . I ripped that Nanna plate off as quick as I could. That bright yellow colour was really clashing with my red bike :p

    I felt very sorry for the poor instructors. They thought I couldn't ride. The truth is that I couldn't. Those cb's were so different to the VTR. I couldn't get my foot in to change gears so I was forever looking down just kicking hoping to get into a gear ....any gear. Hoping back on my bike at the end of the day was like putting on my favourite old pair of trackies.....heaven.

    Then I just had to face the extreme winds going over the Bolte home :shock:

    Jen
     
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  5. Congrats Whippet - now the learning really starts. Enjoy
     
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  6. Congrats.
    Yeah the test is surprisingly scary
    i think coz we want it so bad!
    lol
     
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  7. Good on you!
    That's why I reckon doing the test on your bike is the best, no matter what sort of bike it is, you know it VERY well.
    Edit: I did my test on a 29 year old Kawsaki and passed because I knew that bike.

    Regards, Andrew.
     
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  8. Congrats Whippet on passing. Let the countdown begin.
     
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  9. :WStupid: hehehe.
    Congrats :grin:
     
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  10. Hey noice one!
     
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  11. congrates :)
     
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  12. Congrats [IMG:42:27:67bb387af0]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v632/sgcooke/Smiles/wings.gif[/img:67bb387af0]
     
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  13. Woohoo! good one Whippet :grin:
    god i hate the bolte. when i first started riding i had to go over on the 250 - got blown almost 3 lanes across cos i wasn't sure how far to lean into the wind yet :LOL:
     
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  14. Congratulations, now begins another long period, so much to learn, so many possibilites to consider. Stay safe and enjoy the L-Plate-less world :)
     
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  15. Thanks guys,

    Now I have to start saving again...for the next bike. There's too much choice. At least i'll have a year to decide.

    Two years ago I would never have thought I'd be spending all my spare time (and cash) on motorbikes. What did I do with my time before? And where did all that money go? :?

    Carri27 I know what you mean about the Bolte Bridge. I'm wondering if it's worth putting a little windsceen on and if it will be worth it. I've been going on longer rides lately (200-300km) and find the wind a drag if i'm going at 100ks or more.

    I went on the Hart instructed Reefton ride on the weekend (with Pinkxie)which was great fun. I learnt a bit more about cornering and buffering and can't wait to get out there again. One of the instructors was my instructor on my Licence. Thankfully he didn't remember how crap I was :LOL:

    Loz you will be happy I've been practising my figure 8s. Still doesn't look anything like swan lake though :LOL:

    Jen
     
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  16. Thanks guys,

    Now I have to start saving again...for the next bike. There's too much choice. At least i'll have a year to decide.

    Two years ago I would never have thought I'd be spending all my spare time (and cash) on motorbikes. What did I do with my time before? And where did all that money go? :?

    Carri27 I know what you mean about the Bolte Bridge. I'm wondering if it's worth putting a little windsceen on and if it will be worth it. I've been going on longer rides lately (200-300km) and find the wind a drag if i'm going at 100ks or more.

    I went on the Hart instructed Reefton ride on the weekend (with Pinkxie)which was great fun. I learnt a bit more about cornering and buffering and can't wait to get out there again. One of the instructors was my instructor on my Licence. Thankfully he didn't remember how crap I was :LOL:

    Loz you will be happy I've been practising my figure 8s. Still doesn't look anything like swan lake though :LOL:

    Jen
     
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  17. There's quite a few screen posibbilities for the ubitiquous VTR, including, I think, a genuine Honda one. But they DO make a difference on a longer trip; just taking the buffeting of the wind off your chest makes for a much more relaxed ride.....
     
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  18. Thanks Paul,

    Will check it out. Do you have a screen on your Hornet? And if so does it make much difference?

    Jen
     
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  19. Congrates Whippet Stay safe and ride well
     
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  20. Jen! From what I noticed on the toy ride today, you've come quite a ways in a short time.

    I had to keep eyes on other newbies and the way they rode... but not yourself. Well done!

    A natural :)

    Cheers

    Rob
     
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