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Old 11-01-2012, 09:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Weekend Storm riders

Hey fellow 'Storm troopers'... What's on your agenda for this weekends ride??
I'm riding through out the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia. It's a lovely ride with beautiful views and long, winding roads. Nice cafes along the way to stop for a break aswell.
Ride safe and enjoy the ride.


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Old 11-02-2012, 01:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I cant ride there from here. enjoy
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Enjoy, I am heading to the hunter valley area.
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:16 AM   #4 (permalink)
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A high of 45 degrees f on Sunday but will take her out for a little ride in Milwaukee.


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Old 11-03-2012, 08:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Well, that's to far of a ride for me at this time.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:33 AM   #6 (permalink)
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we had 57 deg in chicago land yesterday so I racked up another 200 or so, was trying to take grandson to harley museum in milwaukee but ran out of time. today is supposed to be near 60 again so I'll probably run out for a gallon of milk
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:50 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I put in 300 miles on my Storm yesterday, discovered a beautiful little town 150 miles from Bogotá and ate like a viking. When I move to Sydney in 2004, I'll look you up. I've ridden through the blue mountains (they really are blue in the afternoon just before sunset) on a Harley (@#%& bike) I rented 2 years ago when I was down there. Although it'll be a pain in the ass to go back to riding a 250cc bike for a couple of years, and I'm already 62!!!
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:54 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I put in 300 miles on my Storm yesterday, discovered a beautiful little town 150 miles from Bogotá and ate like a viking. When I move to Sydney in 2004, I'll look you up. I've ridden through the blue mountains (they really are blue in the afternoon just before sunset) on a Harley (@#%& bike) I rented 2 years ago when I was down there. Although it'll be a pain in the ass to go back to riding a 250cc bike for a couple of years, and I'm already 62!!!
There are plenty of cruisers you'll be able to ride, rather than a 250cc. My father in law rides a Yamaha star650 and finishes on his provisional license next march. He's already looking for his 'retirement' bike at the young age of 68. We are planing a ride to the Hunter Valley, NSW in the coming weeks for an overnight stay. It'll be a nice ride, good food and great wine!


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Old 11-19-2012, 08:49 AM   #9 (permalink)
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There are plenty of cruisers you'll be able to ride, rather than a 250cc. My father in law rides a Yamaha star650 and finishes on his provisional license next march. He's already looking for his 'retirement' bike at the young age of 68. We are planing a ride to the Hunter Valley, NSW in the coming weeks for an overnight stay. It'll be a nice ride, good food and great wine!


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My understanding was that the aussie driving permit required me to ride a year on an up to 250 cc and then another 2 years on an up to 500 cc, before I could legally drive, say a 1700 cc black monster.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:36 PM   #10 (permalink)
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My understanding was that the aussie driving permit required me to ride a year on an up to 250 cc and then another 2 years on an up to 500 cc, before I could legally drive, say a 1700 cc black monster.
Under the LAMS (Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme) regulations here in NSW you can ride a motorcycle that basically has an engine capacity up to and including 660ml (approx 40 cubic inches) and does not exceed a power to weight ratio of 150 kilowatts per tonne (sorry I have no idea how to convert this into horsepower). Most states in Australia have a similar system but I'm really not sure of the finer details for other states. There is a complete list of approved motorcycles for novice riders in NSW at:

http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/licensing/...ist_121005.pdf

Unfortunately Thunderbirds don't make the list

How long you have to stay on a restricted permit has a few variables (such as your age) so I wouldn't like to guess the answer for that.
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