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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:03 pm 
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i was riding a old moped from my 16th, did my full bike test when i was 17 and got my 33bhp restricted bandit 600, rode that around for a few months and crashed it in february, thats where i learnt to calm down on bikes.
tbh id never drive like i do when im on my own if i have my little sisters/brother in the car, i know its no excuse to drive like i stole it but that dick in the bmw just had to be shown that his bmw isnt the best car on the road.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:06 pm 
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Nice.

Don't be a Road Rager in the making though.

It'll just end in tears :|


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:46 am 
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Something to remember -

As a new driver you only have 6 points to play with for the first two years - Speeding is 3 points, a bald tyre is 3 points, along with lots of other things. If you drive like a twat you could easily lose your license in one trip!

Be careful out there


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:22 am 
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raleighrider21 wrote:
but that dick in the bmw just had to be shown that his bmw isnt the best car on the road.
:facepalm:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:19 pm 
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rosstheboss wrote:
Something to remember -

As a new driver you only have 6 points to play with for the first two years - Speeding is 3 points, a bald tyre is 3 points, along with lots of other things. If you drive like a twat you could easily lose your license in one trip!

Be careful out there

he already knows how it goes he lost his bike licence not so long back got a 30 day ban. thats why he no longer holds a full motorcycle licence and is riding on a CBT the prat
if he looses his licence again he wont be getting any help from me again its also been suggessted by a family member he has a blackbox fitted to the car


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:35 pm 
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And a couple of bags of cement in the boot, a rev limiter, and a bit of common sense. Usually it's the people they wipe up that come off worse. Good to be mobile but wind it down a bit young man. Think of the mpg and drive like a vicar until you've got a b it more experience xxx


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:37 pm 
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Seriously, some form of off road activity really helps let out all the gremlins.

Thinking back to when I was first legally able to drive cars on the road, I was involved in scrambling, demolition derby and was a working tractor driver.

I didn't have any desire to mess around on the roads, as I could go out and take risks in other ways.

For many young people driving is the first time they get that buzz, and it can be addictive.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:47 pm 
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And fatal. Bloody mother in law! Just had a slight alcohol fuelled 'exchange of views'

Forgive my grump.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:45 pm 
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took a trip to Northampton and ive purchased a 2000 ktm125 ax and a kx80 scrambler with trailer.
going to rebuild both and try get the ktm back on the road (came with logbook and a old daytime mot cert) want to give greenlining a try and might see if I can find a local track to ride the kx80 on if I keep it. towing with a automatic isn't fun but suppose ill get used to it.
shocked myself with MPG managed to get 53.4mpg at one point on this fancy app ive got :) slowing down a bit does help the pocket and im gonna need to help my pocket out a bit now ive got the bikes


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:00 am 
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You have got the right idea, have your fun off the road.

I am not saying driving shouldn't be fun, but the most fun is had out of driving well not dangerously.

When I was a young lad, I drove my family around too. I had a number of elderly relatives and it was a pleasure to be able to help out. Lots of my mates didn't do such, and were 'boy racers' into lowered cars with big exhausts.

Never been my interest.

Besides, as a biker like yourself, I never saw XR3s as fast cars, or Pug GTIs. I always related speeds to motorbikes.

When you have done the top of Scotland to London in a little over eight hours you tend to get weary of people bragging about how they outran a chap in his Porsche all the way to ASDA.


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