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Hello from Hampshire

Post  thunderpt on Sat May 21 2011, 19:03

Hi Guys & Girls

Just joined so I thought I would say hello....

Have had my licence for 15 years, but very rarely rode until a year ago when I picked up a ‘98 Thundercat in silver / black / orange (although I'll happily admit I think the all blue colour is the best lol)

I ride purely for fun; have just booked an MOT and realised I’ve done over 8,000 miles going nowhere around the roads of Hampshire, Dorset & Sussex over the last year Very Happy

I’m currently going through IAM training. The mention of it always seems to cause so much debate on forums, so that’s all I’m going to say!

See you all around on the forum & hopefully some of you on the road too....

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Re: Hello from Hampshire

Post  SteveCat on Sat May 21 2011, 19:27

HI and welcome, it is amazing just how many miles you can clock up seemingly going nowhere.

There's a few here who have completed their IAM training, I'm busy with mine - was out on an OR today actually.
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Re: Hello from Hampshire

Post  ellie on Sat May 21 2011, 19:47

Welcome chap, good luck with the IAM's!

Ellie Very Happy
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Re: Hello from Hampshire

Post  Panzerbuilder on Sat May 21 2011, 20:39

Hi,

just done bikesafe, so methinx IAMS is next. when i dont know but any advise/suggestions you can give would be great!

Rich.
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Re: Hello from Hampshire

Post  0ldcat on Sat May 21 2011, 20:54

Hello and welcome to the forum

Have a good mosey around the site and perhaps see you out on one of the ride outs sometime.

Good luck with the IAM.
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Re: Hello from Hampshire

Post  Ezzy's Mum! on Sat May 21 2011, 22:13

Welcome to the forum - i've done Bikesafe and IAM can't praise either highly enough

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Re: Hello from Hampshire

Post  mrfrance on Mon May 23 2011, 11:33

Hello and welcome! I may see you about on the Hampshire roads!
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Re: Hello from Hampshire

Post  Rosco on Mon May 23 2011, 12:33

Hi mate.

Welcome aboard.
Was starting to like you until you diss'd our colour scheme.

We used to feed the dog IAM's.....all joking aside I think anything that improves observation, road positioning, hazard awareness & safety can only be a good thing.

I'm heard the folk you get to go out with from IAM vary greatly in humour, style, methods etc. Hope your group allows you to enjoy it too without it being a lecture after lecture. Enjoy......and post up your experience.

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Re: Hello from Hampshire

Post  greencat on Mon May 23 2011, 13:50

Hi thunderpt,

Welcome to the site. Don't know what you mean about the IAM! Very Happy

Hope you find the training useful. It's a chance to improve the odds in your favour ponder Let us know how you get on.

8k in a year is pretty impressive. Sounds like you might be serious competition for some of our high mileage guys on here. Only did about half that last year, but that was in just over 4 months and, I've just realised on checking, ate a complete set of tyres! Evil or Very Mad

Enjoy the season and hope to see you join one of the rideouts.

Cheers,
Chris

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Re: Hello from Hampshire

Post  Toni on Mon May 23 2011, 15:03

Welcome aboard Very Happy great
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Re: Hello from Hampshire

Post  SteveCat on Mon May 23 2011, 15:11

Are you with the Solent Advanced Group? See they are holding a ride in to Sammy Miller's on Sunday, might blow the dust off my passport and take a ride over there.
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Re: Hello from Hampshire

Post  thunderpt on Thu May 26 2011, 19:40

Thanks for all the welcome & good luck messages Smile

SteveCat - yes, it's the Solent group I'm with. Not sure yet about Sammy Millers, but I'll keep an eye out for you if I do go

So far the IAM training is going well, although I failed the test a month or so ago Crying or Very sad Couple of reasons, but basically boiled down to being too cautious & therefore not making enough progress.
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Re: Hello from Hampshire

Post  yamahamad on Thu May 26 2011, 20:34

Hi & welcome.
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Re: Hello from Hampshire

Post  SteveCat on Thu May 26 2011, 23:25

@thunderpt wrote: therefore not making enough progress.

That was my problem last year, opposite problem this year and I need to reign in as there is too much progress Shocked

Hopefully I'll get to Sammy Miller's, you can see in the avatar mine's black and I'm sure I'll take the top box with its 'roof rack', won't have that orange hi-viz though.
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Re: Hello from Hampshire

Post  SteveCat on Sat May 28 2011, 10:07

Sorry heading Essex and not Hampshire tomorrow, so Sammy Miller's another day.
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Re: Hello from Hampshire

Post  Toni on Sun May 29 2011, 17:14

Welcome aboard great
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