Someone to ride with in Brisbane?

Discussion in 'Australia' started by MissMVaugusta, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. MissMVaugusta

    MissMVaugusta Adventurer

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    Until recently I was a member of the south west touring club (they hold the fish holes rally near Portland) Since moving i have found it difficult to ride as i am still on my learners and all of my riding buddies are still in Victoria. I know people seem to hate learners and its a long shot but is there anyone willing to let me tag along on a few rides? I have been riding for years so I don't need a teacher/babysitter I just need some experience on longer trips and it would be great to meet some new people.

    Hoping to hear from someone :)
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  2. mickd

    mickd crash test dummie

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    HI MissMVaugusta

    CAN YOU GIVE US SOME MORE INFO,IE WHAT BIKE YOU RIDE,WHAT TYPE OF RIDING WOULD YOU BE HAPPY WITH, LIKE MORE ROAD THAN OFF ROAD ETC THEN WE CAN START TO HELP YOU OUT

    WELCOME TO THE BRISBANE AREA

    MICKD
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  3. MissMVaugusta

    MissMVaugusta Adventurer

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    I currently own an 2006 Aprilia RS 125 but I am in the market for a new bike, looking for on road riding. :)
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  4. KASUYAHO

    KASUYAHO Playing in the dirt

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    Why don't you get an adventure type bike then you can do road / dirt riding,
    then you can do both.

    Welcome to Brisbane area.
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  5. MissMVaugusta

    MissMVaugusta Adventurer

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    I have been thinking about it but I am a tad nervous as I'm not as comfortable off road as I am on road, I wouldn't know what to look for in an enduro type bike nor does anyone i know...
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  6. KASUYAHO

    KASUYAHO Playing in the dirt

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    Something that is eay to maintain,
    a nice torquey engine that makes it easy to ride,
    something that has long service intervals,
    something that you could get carriers, larger capacity fuel tanks for,
    and is popular and jap so you don't have to get a second mortage everytime it needs a service
    or buy a part for it.

    There are some ladies on this site, maybe ask them what they think maybe a good bike for yourself.

    XR250, XR400, TTR250, DR250 comes to my mind but i am sure there are other options.
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  7. MissMVaugusta

    MissMVaugusta Adventurer

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    Hey thanks :)

    May have to start doing some research.
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  8. stujamur

    stujamur keep rollin rollin rollin

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    Mv - i used to ride sports bikes on tar . Learning to ride dirt has made me a much better rider .

    This site is about going places that generally require you to ride a bike that can adapt to the change in land scape .

    Hence most people have bikes with spoked wheels and knobby tires

    You could look at having a nice dirt bike with a second set of motard wheels. Heaps of fun on tar with opportunity to ride some dirt .

    Bikes like the suzuki drz400e make a great intro bike to dirt . Good 4 parts , not too pricey, strong torquey motor is great off road and easy to have in dirt and tar trim.

    Acually i saw team moto enoggera have a xr400 motard with 17inch knobbys on it . It would make a good bike for a dirt noob .
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  9. MissMVaugusta

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    Excellent! I shall walk there In the morning to check it out. :)
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  10. griffo1962

    griffo1962 Long timer

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    don't forget the KLX250S :evil:evil bext of the bunch imho :wink:
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  11. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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  12. MissMVaugusta

    MissMVaugusta Adventurer

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    Northside, living in Enoggera.
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  13. KASUYAHO

    KASUYAHO Playing in the dirt

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    I did not know they still make them.
    Yeh great bike for sure.
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  14. stujamur

    stujamur keep rollin rollin rollin

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  15. MissMVaugusta

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    awesome, cheers for the link.

    Would that be learner approved?
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  16. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    You could pick up a good DRZ400E as well for a dual sport
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  17. mickd

    mickd crash test dummie

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    Also are you tall or small, xr400 type if your tall or xt250 if your small,my wife has a xt250 and at the moment its got 80,000 k's on it and no problems at all from day one,

    mickd
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  18. MissMVaugusta

    MissMVaugusta Adventurer

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    Kinda medium height - 164cm
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  19. Clacka

    Clacka motomofo

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    G'day MV, welcome to Brissy :freaky

    I'm just up the road from you at Keperra, there's a fair bit of good riding not too far from here, so you're not in a bad spot. I only got into the adv side of riding a few years ago, and I can assure you it is a ton of fun to broaden your horizons with a bike that can do both dirt and road, the dirt will make you a much better road rider too.

    If you do head in the dualsport direction, don't worry about being new to dirt, there are plenty of experienced riders on here who are more than willing to give up their time and knowledge to help you out with beginner rides and lots of advice and support, it's a great community to be a part of :thumb

    Seeing as we're practically neighbours, give me a PM if you want to go for a ride sometime.

    Clacka.:D
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  20. B1

    B1 Carbon-based bipedal

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    welcome miss mv! for dual sport riding you couldn't go too far wrong with any of the 250 dual purpose bikes. but if you've been riding for years then the DRZ sounds like a good idea, it weighs about the same and you have heaps of extra mid rang power when needed. plus they are lots of fun as a motard if you don't mind the half hour to change your wheels over.

    might be worth subscribing to this thread: Snail trail rides in southeast qld for 2012
    we've been slack and haven't organised any rides for a while but no doubt we'll pull our fingers out soon.

    the north side of bris is good for launching out on dirt road rides, check out some of the route here.
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