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  Reply # 209524 26-Apr-2009 18:38 Send private message

The ride went well today, got a tad damp but 260ish bikes turned out raising $7500 for the family it was run for.

And johnr won one of the major spotprizes - a new set of tyres for his bike.

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  Reply # 209572 26-Apr-2009 20:50 Send private message

Yes good ride and very happy winning the spot prize $500 bucks worth

John




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  Reply # 209574 26-Apr-2009 20:59 Send private message

Wow! Well done johnr, it's a good prize!







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  Reply # 209575 26-Apr-2009 21:03 Send private message

freitasm: Wow! Well done johnr, it's a good prize!









Yes I was stoked Scott and I looked like drowned rats though






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  Reply # 209576 26-Apr-2009 21:03 Send private message

freitasm: Wow! Well done johnr, it's a good prize!


You should buy a motorbike then you can join our club Mauricio

Anyone want to design a patch for on the back of our leather jackets? There were a few of these patches on our ride today

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  Reply # 209579 26-Apr-2009 21:10 Send private message

Please nothing like what Scott has linked to for a patch



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  Reply # 209733 27-Apr-2009 13:33 Send private message

Hi all,
Have been a motorcyclist in the past, but I'm enjoying the cruise and convenience (& lack of speeding fines) of a scooter around Wellington. Have had an Aprilia 50cc for the past 3 years or so - loving the storage for stuff under the seat & keeping gloves in the glovebox in the front cowling (who'd have thought!). Have even been able to go out on jobs with a camera & a couple of lenses under the seat.
The speedo says it'll do about 90kmh in favourable conditions (tail wind) - but I suspect it's a bit optimistic. There is (or used to be) a  scooter group who would meet up at the Maranui Cafe in Lyall Bay - I may have to check them out - I don't think I'd be up for a blast over the Rimutakas!
I used to use a bluetooth head set under my helmet, set to auto-answer with a Motorola V6 Max phone, but now use a wired set of ear-buds with a microphone & my iPhone in my pocket - I have to receive calls manually tho'. Anyone using interesting tech on their two wheels? (I carry my MacBook Pro in the fibreglass case).






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  Reply # 209745 27-Apr-2009 13:55 Send private message

I ride a Honda CB250 down south. Been on my full for a few years now, but haven't found a bike I like enough to upgrade to. It's a bit hairy on the open road, but it's fuel economy is good enough to make a bigger bike rider weep.

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  Reply # 224207 12-Jun-2009 00:55 Send private message

Geeze Guys Im an old bugga and have had my Full license since 1974 35 odd years.

Early days rode scooters, Suzuki 185cc twin and more recently a 1980 Honda CB 400. There was a big gap in between however so you might say a Mid Life Crisis !!

However I got a desire for a change and bought the 2007 New Honda VT 750C Cruiser about 6 weeks ago and have already put 3500 kms on clock.

Joined up to Ulysses MC and the NZ Cruisers Group and have met some wonderful people and gone on some real cool rides.

http://www.nzcruisergroup.co.nz/

http://www.ulysses-hamilton.org.nz/index.html

So there you have it




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  Reply # 228516 26-Jun-2009 12:31 Send private message

Hmm, I'll check with the Mrs, but the ducati could do with a good ride.

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  Reply # 240129 29-Jul-2009 13:37 Send private message

I had an off a few weeks ago-injured my left elbow and left hip has a rather large bruise.
Yes I was going round a right hand bend and my rear wheel gave way.
Not too much damage to the bike luckily.




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  Reply # 240197 29-Jul-2009 16:32 Send private message

bugger hope you are on the mend




that would be an ecumenical matter

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  Reply # 240201 29-Jul-2009 16:37 Send private message

Yuh more damage to the pride I think.
Havnt got the bike back yet- hopefully not too long. A week since accident tomorrow




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  Reply # 240284 29-Jul-2009 19:59 Send private message

psychrn: I had an off a few weeks ago-injured my left elbow and left hip has a rather large bruise.
Yes I was going round a right hand bend and my rear wheel gave way.
Not too much damage to the bike luckily.

that sux, you should eat a racer, i hear that gives you the racers ability to "feel" when the wheel is about to let go.

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  Reply # 240666 30-Jul-2009 17:19 Send private message

Good news.
Il be back in the saddle mid next week.
Repairs more expensive than I thought.
Probably the labour.
Just as well fort insurance




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