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    Hi, I'm in the Joondalup area and I just bought myself my first bike as a 30th B'day present to myself. It's been about 12 years in the making - I have loved bikes for a long time but never went all the way with getting the license for whatever reason (time/money/fear/laziness). I had 5 or 6 lessons 8 years ago which was the closest I came up till now to following the dream but I didn't take the final test... I think winter came around and I just gave up because of rain etc... so I still don't have a license - just a bloody gorgeous Black CBR500R with bright yellow 'L' plates front and back. What was I thinking?

    Experienced? Love riding? Bored? Escort me around!!! I'd love to join in a cruise to get my riding hours up so I can enjoy my present AND eventually pass the test. Legally (and for insurance) I cannot go out unless I have someone with some years experience escorting me. I can ride the bike - I'm not brilliant, but I can point it in the right direction, change gears, indicate and brake. I'd wobble like a fool and drop it if I tried to do a narrow u-turn right this minute which is why I'd be eager to jump on any opportunity to simply ride it and clock up the hours, get more experience, build my confidence etc. I'm too vanilla to break the law and go out on my own although I have been out once with a family friend. We went up along the coast for about 15 minutes and I couldn't stop smiling.

    It's my first bike and I can't believe these new LAMS laws give so much more choice with what we can ride on the R-E. I was torn between the Ninja 300 and the CBR family and in the end all the internet reviews and a family friend who test rode them for me all steered me in the direction of the CBR500R.

    My dream bike has always been a Ninja (bigger than the 300 obviously...) - but my taste is broadening and I'm starting to find some bikes sexy that I might not have even just months ago... but I think my heart will always lead me towards the nice Japanese sports bikes.

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    Hi black500r, welcome to the forum, nice bike. i live around the Joondalup coastal area so i will keep an eye out for you. now you've got your motivation get a few lessons as well, it'll get you up to speed for your test twice as quick

    maybe into the new year i could look to shadow if still needed but this time of year unfortunately i don't have any time
    I cant help it if your perceptions don't match my reality


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    • #3
      Originally posted by Heretic View Post
      Hi black500r, welcome to the forum, nice bike. i live around the Joondalup coastal area so i will keep an eye out for you. now you've got your motivation get a few lessons as well, it'll get you up to speed for your test twice as quick

      maybe into the new year i could look to shadow if still needed but this time of year unfortunately i don't have any time
      Cheers Heretic - I'm along the coast also - grew tired of having to always explain where Iluka is so by default I just say Joondalup ;-) I get nervous as heck when I read through the 'test prep' threads but I think with enough experience I'll be fine...

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      • #4
        Welcome black500r. Yours is a very similar story to mine. I passed my R-E in Joondalup a couple of weeks ago. It was a great feeling to finally go through and do it, 10 years later than I had anticipated...

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        • #5
          Welcome mate, I'm in Clarkson.

          My mates and I don't normally do cruises but because it's end of year and the nights are warm and relaxing we were talking about a evening coast cruise to Freo for some waffles or something.

          Will PM you once we sort out when, sometime during the holidays.

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          • #6
            Welcome im in connolly, not much time im afraid but perhaps during the break between 24/12 abd 06/01 i will pm you to go fir a ride :-)

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            • #7
              Welcome aboard. I'm up carramar way, if you ever wanna go for a ride let me know, always looking for a reason to go riding.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by MrP View Post
                Welcome black500r. Yours is a very similar story to mine. I passed my R-E in Joondalup a couple of weeks ago. It was a great feeling to finally go through and do it, 10 years later than I had anticipated...
                G'day MrP - grats passing your test, I cannot wait to do the same...

                Originally posted by Mo-Fo View Post
                Welcome mate, I'm in Clarkson.

                My mates and I don't normally do cruises but because it's end of year and the nights are warm and relaxing we were talking about a evening coast cruise to Freo for some waffles or something.

                Will PM you once we sort out when, sometime during the holidays.
                Cheers Mo-Fo, sounds awesome

                Originally posted by pucara View Post
                Welcome im in connolly, not much time im afraid but perhaps during the break between 24/12 abd 06/01 i will pm you to go fir a ride :-)
                Hey pucara, no worries - pm for sure

                Originally posted by JTR85 View Post
                Welcome aboard. I'm up carramar way, if you ever wanna go for a ride let me know, always looking for a reason to go riding.
                G'day JTR85, I'm keen - are you allowed supervise L's? I think the law says 4 years exp? Home during the day quite a bit, later afternoons/weekends also possible

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                • #9
                  G'day, I'm in the next suburb up from you and can shadow. Don't get out as much as I'd like these days, but if I do I'll be sure to let you know...usually on weekdays during RnR.
                  I've got a Blade, I'm not afraid...

                  CBR1000RR - 171HP|114Nm|Yoshi CF Slipon WRX STI - 266HP|399Nm|Ultrex 3"TBE|PW CAI

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by black500r View Post
                    Cheers Heretic - I'm along the coast also - grew tired of having to always explain where Iluka is so by default I just say Joondalup ;-) I get nervous as heck when I read through the 'test prep' threads but I think with enough experience I'll be fine...
                    Welcome along mate. Im in Heathridge and like you im also tired of explaining where it is, so I just say Joondalup.

                    I'll probably see you round. ride safe

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by JamieBlade View Post
                      G'day, I'm in the next suburb up from you and can shadow. Don't get out as much as I'd like these days, but if I do I'll be sure to let you know...usually on weekdays during RnR.
                      G'day JamieBlade, weekdays are good - less traffic and it's likely to be the time when I sit my test etc.

                      Originally posted by whytey View Post
                      Welcome along mate. Im in Heathridge and like you im also tired of explaining where it is, so I just say Joondalup.

                      I'll probably see you round. ride safe
                      Cheers whytey, see you around and drive safe also

                      *Edit: I've had a positive response to some PM's I've sent to people regarding shadowing. Looking forward to riding with some PSB people. My goal is to try and get out at least once or twice during the week, then a bit more on weekends and I think juggling between paid-for lessons when available and being shadowed from the kind people from PSB it might be possible! I had a great time yesterday as I got to go out 2 times. Experienced a bit of a reality check the first time around that I hope to never happen again I couldn't find 1st gear and cleverly revved the engine (why???)... then found 1st... I'm thankful I stayed safe and somehow didn't drop the bike. Never again.
                      Last edited by INTJ; 16-12-2013, 01:11 PM. Reason: fixing typo

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                      • #12
                        ha ha putting a bike down is part of learning
                        i dropped mine just paddling around my drive after first ride
                        anyways it is a great way to resolve not to do something again

                        sorry i dont think this makes much sense

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