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  • Do you commute on a bike every day? Read this!

    Help us help each other!

    This morning, after dropping off my bike at Causeway to get some work done, I thought about how awesome it would be if someone swinged past on a bike and gave me a lift to work, save me from having to wait and catch a manky bus so I can get to work at a reasonable time.

    Alas, I caught the manky bus to work and was late.

    Then I thought, considering PSB is a thriving motorcycle community, why not have a register of members who can/will/are willing to pillion someone to work when their bike is out of action? So for example, if you will be dropping off your bike at Causeway in the morning and need a lift to work in West Perth, post up and if there is someone who works nearby and has to commute in that general direction, they could pick you up on the way in.

    This isn't intended to be a free ride to work every day - this is for situations where you are stuck and you need a lift.

    Obviously, its volunteer only, and you probably won't get anything in return for your generosity, save for a thank you or a Dubs-o-cup of sweet FA. So with that in mind, if you are happy to go a little ways out of your journey one day on the way to (or from) work to help a fellow rider out, post up here and use this format:

    I am Located in:

    I Commute to:

    Will go no further East than:

    Will go no further West than:

    Will go no further North than:

    Will go no further South than:

    Usually leave in the morning:

    Usually leave in the afternoon:

    The idea of the above template is, if someone needs a lift and they are generally on your way to work, they can see how far out they are willing to go to collect you.

    Remember kiddies, people's time is precious, so don't waste it with your stuffing around. Whilst a lift-giver may knock off early or whatever to come and get you, it is your responsibility, if you are being picked up, to try and fit in with your lift-giver's schedule, not the other way round. Remember, they have gone out of their way to help you. Similarly, if you aren't comfortable carrying a pillion, especially in peak hour traffic, you may want to reconsider volunteering for this gig - we don't want any stacks now, do we?

    Give it some thought - we're all riders after all and if you can help someone out, good on you

    EDIT: Something else you may want to consider is the maximum pillion weight you are prepared to carry. If your potential passenger is quite larger than you and you are uncomfortable with carrying someone who is heavy, clarify this with the person beforehand.
    Last edited by Scoundrel; 11-10-2007, 11:05 AM. Reason: Added additional criteria


  • #2
    I am Located in: Spearwood

    I Commute to: West Perth

    Will go no further East than: Vic Park

    Will go no further West than: Will go anywhere

    Will go no further North than: Northbridge

    Will go no further South than: Spearwood

    Usually leave in the morning: between 7:30 and 7:45am

    Usually leave in the afternoon: between 4:30 and 5:00pm

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    • #3
      I'd gladly volunteer trouble is the bikes shops aren't open when I go past and it's usually too early when I leave

      But you just never know

      North/East to CBD in morning - Leave Midland 6.50am (if Training) 6am (not Training)

      CBD to wherever in arvo - Leave CBD 3.30pm - (but can leave later as long as it's not after 5pm)
      Last edited by Stoneville; 11-10-2007, 11:11 AM.

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      • #4
        I am Located in: Girrawheen or West swan

        I Commute to: Hamilton hill (south fremantle)

        Will go anywhere remotely on the way.

        Usually leave: 5:30am
        Come Home: 3:30pm to 5:30pm

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        • #5
          I am Located in: Rockingham/Warnbro

          I Commute to:Henderson


          Will go no further East than:Freeway

          Will go no further West than:All west

          Will go no further North than:Freo

          Will go no further South than:Rockingham

          Usually leave in the morning: 7.30-7:45

          Usually leave in the afternoon:4.30 from henderson

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          • #6
            I am Located in: Kallaroo

            I Commute to: 225 Saint Georges Terrace


            Usually leave in the morning: 0515

            Usually leave in the afternoon: 1600

            Generally won't go south, but if you need a lift over to Victoria Park or whatever, you've probably got a chance.

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            • #7
              I am Located in: Molrey

              I Commute to: Belmont


              Will go no further East than: Not to far out of the way

              Will go no further West than: As above

              Will go no further North than:As above

              Will go no further South than:As above

              Usually leave in the morning: 7.30-8.30

              Usually leave in the afternoon:4.30 - 2.30 on friday

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              • #8
                I am Located in: Kalgoorlie Boulder
                I Commute to: Kalgoorlie Boulder
                Will go no further East than: Kalgoorlie Boulder
                Will go no further West than: Kalgoorlie Boulder
                Will go no further North than: Kalgoorlie Boulder
                Will go no further South than: Kalgoorlie Boulder
                Usually leave in the morning: 7:45
                Usually leave in the afternoon: 4:45
                such comment
                wow
                many post

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                • #9
                  perhaps further to nips train of thought, include a criterea for maximum weight you'd take? i'll give someone a lift, but i really don't think i want to be trying emergency stops with anyone on the back more than about 90 kilos, i'm a big enough bloke as it is.

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                  • #10
                    I am Located in: Kelmscott

                    I Commute to: West Perth



                    Usually leave in the morning: 0610 ish

                    Usually leave in the afternoon: 1530

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                    • #11
                      I am Located in: Vic Park

                      I Commute to: AppleCross



                      Usually leave in the morning: 07:30 ish

                      Usually leave in the afternoon: 1700

                      Will not head more than a burb or two out of my way

                      Thats if you can stand being on the back of a motard (it does have pillion pegs) I also take the car in for half the week so that my be a more viable option.
                      Last edited by taint; 11-10-2007, 02:00 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by lee View Post
                        perhaps further to nips train of thought, include a criterea for maximum weight you'd take? i'll give someone a lift, but i really don't think i want to be trying emergency stops with anyone on the back more than about 90 kilos, i'm a big enough bloke as it is.
                        1st post edited.

                        Leave it to everyone's individual discretion I guess.

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                        • #13
                          For the next two weeks.
                          I am located in Broken Hill. (NSW)
                          I commute around town.
                          I will go no further west than the town boundry.
                          I will go no further east than the town boundry.
                          I will go no further north than the town boundry.
                          I will go no further south than the town boundry.

                          My work hours are random so i am available at weird times.
                          Sorry i'll be in a car.
                          sigpic

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                          • #14
                            Am a shift worker on a rotating roster.

                            No set days of work, not set place, but....if you're stuck and I'm going past, can accommadate.

                            Live in Glen Forrest.
                            send a PM if you're stuck.

                            Good luck

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                            • #15
                              I am Located in: BHPBIO Area C
                              I Commute to: BHPBIO Area C
                              Will go no further East than: BHPBIO Area C
                              Will go no further West than: BHPBIO Area C
                              Will go no further North than: BHPBIO Area C
                              Will go no further South than: BHPBIO Area C
                              Usually leave in the morning: 5:30am
                              Usually leave in the afternoon: 6:00pm

                              Im not alloweds petrool machines on teh minez, can sum1 plz stealz me teh armiz dezil biks!?!?!
                              I love two strokes. Because they annoy the shit out of people. ^_^

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