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New Rider Workshops - Sydney 1 DEC

Last post 12-03-2008 09:59 PM by Jax. 15 replies.
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  • 11-26-2008 11:01 AM

    • Jax
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    New Rider Workshops - Sydney 1 DEC

     A FREE evening of information, discussion and displays on all things
    scooter related.

    Survive the Ride Association of NSW

    A series of free workshops have been organised for those wanting to
    gain a higher level of understanding on all things scootering.

    The nights are aimed at providing information for both new and and
    potential scooter riders along with those just wanting a refresher
    course.

    Topics covered will include;

    * Risk Reduction Techniques

    * Basic Scooter Maintenance

    * Protective Gear Showcase

    Plus all your questions will be answered on Sydney Parking, Tolls or
    anything else you might have on your mind at the time.

    See a range of Jackets, Gloves, Pants and Boots from leading
    manufacturers including ixon, Zues, Falco, Spidi, Nolan, Rivet,
    Draggin Jeans and Hornee Jeans plus many more.

    The 1st workshop will be held on the 1st of December at Scootering,
    310 Military Rd Cremorne (next door to McDonalds) with subsequent
    workshops being held early in the new year in other locations across
    Sydney.

    Registration for the evening is required and you you can do so by
    using two methods

    * SMS your name to 0414 190 218

    * or email your name and phone number to register@survivetheride.org

    Information on these nights will be presented by David Tynan of the
    Survive the Ride Assoc of NSW.

    For more information go to www.survivetheride.org/workshop.htm

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  • 11-26-2008 09:58 PM In reply to

    • veggie
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    Re: New Rider Workshops - Sydney 1 DEC

    i'm keen for this, but will be in BROOME riding around on a 50cc (with my car licence) on 1st December.... but will email and register for one of the other nights.

    Thanks for posting.

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  • 12-01-2008 09:47 AM In reply to

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    Re: New Rider Workshops - Sydney 1 DEC

     Still some spots left - get in now.

    Need scooter parking? www.mcnetwork.com.au on the web or on your iPhone or Android phone
    MCNetwork - using Google maps to plot every parking spot, every dealer, every shop - linked to every product for your scooter.

  • 12-02-2008 03:36 PM In reply to

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    Re: New Rider Workshops - Sydney 1 DEC

    This was a good session. It was well organised, nice food, good experienced speakers dealing with scooter maintanence, protective gear and defensive riding.The audience were mainly newies and potential scooter buyers. I found the info from the scooter mechanic from Club Shed helpful as was the guy who talked about protective gear. The defensive riding talk brought back home the potential perils of scootering which is always important to be reminded of.

    One of the sobering thoughts was all of these experienced motorcyclists had come off at some time in their careers which left me thinking about the inevitability of having a prang. This was ok for me because I can reconcile the benefits of scootering  with the  dangers, but I did worry about what the potential scooter buyers were thinking as they sat wide eyed while films of prangs went up on the screen. I bet a few were put off. It's a difficult balance selling the dream but warning of the dangers.

    Despite this it was a couple of hours well spent. Good on ya Jax.

     

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  • 12-02-2008 03:59 PM In reply to

    • Linz
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    Re: New Rider Workshops - Sydney 1 DEC

    Are the other sessions on the website locked in??

    If so, I might go to the February 2nd – Scooteria session, pending the shifts of course..

     Unfortunately couldnt make it last night, after 2 x 13+ hour days, at work, the wife wanted some of my time...could have got ugly if said  "I'm going !"

    Don't look at WHO started it up, look at WHAT has been started up.....
  • 12-02-2008 06:56 PM In reply to

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    Re: New Rider Workshops - Sydney 1 DEC

    Linz:

     Unfortunately couldnt make it last night, after 2 x 13+ hour days, at work, the wife wanted some of my time...could have got ugly if said  "I'm going !"

    You would have seen a swarm of Vespas at the Cremorne session.
    Daelim NS 125: Mighty 1st scoot from Korea that punched way above its weight. Sold
    Vespa GTS 250: Modern Retro brilliance. I'll ride it til it dies.Traded in on a maxi.
    Suzuki DR650: "That Thing" Excellent Single 650 thumper chook chaser that was too tall. Sold
    Yamaha T Max: Best Maxi out there and serious canyon racer. Sold
    Triumph Bonneville: Modern Retro brilliance with the sweetest parallel twin.
    BMW F800R: The Naked Hun. Great intro into sports bikes.
    Gilera Runner FXR 180: 2 stroke scooter missile from Piaggio.
    Gilera Nexus 500. Sexy like red Italian stilettos.
    Yamaha RZ250RR: Retro Japanese 2 stroke racer.
  • 12-02-2008 08:24 PM In reply to

    • Tubsta
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    Re: New Rider Workshops - Sydney 1 DEC

     This is a really great concept.  It should be adopted by the car license states to stop the Anna Bligh carnage.

    Seriously, it is a brilliant idea!
     

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  • 12-02-2008 08:46 PM In reply to

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    Re: New Rider Workshops - Sydney 1 DEC

    petegailey:

    You would have seen a swarm of Vespas at the Cremorne session.

    What?.....no pictures!?!?!?

    Don't look at WHO started it up, look at WHAT has been started up.....
  • 12-02-2008 09:05 PM In reply to

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    Re: New Rider Workshops - Sydney 1 DEC

    Forgot the bloody camera!
    Daelim NS 125: Mighty 1st scoot from Korea that punched way above its weight. Sold
    Vespa GTS 250: Modern Retro brilliance. I'll ride it til it dies.Traded in on a maxi.
    Suzuki DR650: "That Thing" Excellent Single 650 thumper chook chaser that was too tall. Sold
    Yamaha T Max: Best Maxi out there and serious canyon racer. Sold
    Triumph Bonneville: Modern Retro brilliance with the sweetest parallel twin.
    BMW F800R: The Naked Hun. Great intro into sports bikes.
    Gilera Runner FXR 180: 2 stroke scooter missile from Piaggio.
    Gilera Nexus 500. Sexy like red Italian stilettos.
    Yamaha RZ250RR: Retro Japanese 2 stroke racer.
  • 12-03-2008 01:25 PM In reply to

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    Re: New Rider Workshops - Sydney 1 DEC

    Linz:
    What?.....no pictures!?!?!?
     

     

    Yeah yeah - gimme time and I'll upload them. (And yes - the next lot of dates are locked in, so register now)

    Pete I'm glad you liked it - it seemed to go over really well and I had tons of people come up to me afterwards and ask all sorts of questions.

    If you can think of any way we can improve - or a subject we should be covering - please let us know.

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  • 12-03-2008 01:32 PM In reply to

    Re: New Rider Workshops - Sydney 1 DEC

     i would realy like to come to one of these, however i work til 7.30pm every mon, tues and friday. if there is any chance of varying the days they are run i would like to know! they sound really good....

    and before people suggest i take time off, if you can run the reception of a busy chiropractic clinic at our busiest time of day and cover for me, feel free to offer.... Stick out tongue

    Sally the pink mio has been traded in for a dark blue HD200evo!!!
  • 12-03-2008 01:36 PM In reply to

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    Re: New Rider Workshops - Sydney 1 DEC

     Sorry Lou,

    It's always Monday and it's always 6.30pm.

    The only time we might deviate from this is when we go to Canberra - but that's not gonna help you is it.

    Need scooter parking? www.mcnetwork.com.au on the web or on your iPhone or Android phone
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  • 12-03-2008 07:48 PM In reply to

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    Re: New Rider Workshops - Sydney 1 DEC

     Jax,

     It was a half a r s e d attempt at humour at PG's expense since, lately, most of his posts come with pictures....

     If you got some though Jax, I love to see them...

    Don't look at WHO started it up, look at WHAT has been started up.....
  • 12-03-2008 08:23 PM In reply to

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    Re: New Rider Workshops - Sydney 1 DEC

    Hey Jax

    i sms'd my details for scoota central at brookvale in feb - does this mean that i am automatically registered now??

    THE DREAM IS ALIVE!!! IT'S A VESPA AND IT'S ALL MINE!!!!
    WOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

    It's name is WOW
  • 12-03-2008 09:15 PM In reply to

    • allen
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    Re: New Rider Workshops - Sydney 1 DEC

     shoot me the pics jax ill upload them in bulk on scootersales as a gallery

     

     

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