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Old 4th March 2019, 04:15 AM
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Originally Posted by SoulX
Ya bollix,ya jinxed it.Not only has it been raining here for the last 2 days,it just started snowing.
Not in Sydney it ain't
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Old 4th March 2019, 06:42 AM
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Originally Posted by akkakkman
Not in Sydney it ain't
Lovely high 20s at the mo
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Old 6th March 2019, 02:17 PM
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If anything it's easier these days to get on the bike

the whole restricted 2 years before was off putting to be honest

The 18 to 22 restriction, well you know why that's there

Insurance is about the same

lgbt is a good idea, I would have chanced going out with no lessons of course, like most

Its the solution to commuting for a lot of people, anyone going into the city is mad in a car, at any time

You'd save yourself an hour in and out a day easily, predictable times, no real parking issues
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Old 6th March 2019, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by theofficepest
If anything it's easier these days to get on the bike

the whole restricted 2 years before was off putting to be honest

The 18 to 22 restriction, well you know why that's there

Insurance is about the same

lgbt is a good idea, I would have chanced going out with no lessons of course, like most

Its the solution to commuting for a lot of people, anyone going into the city is mad in a car, at any time

You'd save yourself an hour in and out a day easily, predictable times, no real parking issues

I'm actually 100% on board with the I.B.T. training. I think it's very necessary and even practical for folks that have not been riding for long periods of time.

The issue is how expensive the sum of everything really is, between permit, training, gear, bike, etc it costs a fortune to get started. Definitely not suitable for a young lad, we're talking about what... 2 or 3 grand?
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Old 7th March 2019, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by RTV
The issue is how expensive the sum of everything really is, between permit, training, gear, bike, etc it costs a fortune to get started. Definitely not suitable for a young lad, we're talking about what... 2 or 3 grand?
Not much difference between a car so, could get a cheap yoke for 1000, 1500 on insurance and 500 for lessons/permit. Bikes used to be cheaper. Only thing now is that they're stopping the unaccompanied L plates and prosecuting so there might be a move back to bikes...
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Old 7th March 2019, 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by RTV
The issue is how expensive the sum of everything really is, between permit, training, gear, bike, etc it costs a fortune to get started. Definitely not suitable for a young lad, we're talking about what... 2 or 3 grand?
When my brother got his first cage - an Uno, he paid over IR£2500 for insurance. The cage was bought for under a grand!

Don't forget the higher tax on a cage compared to a bike - I taxed my 250 & 50cc yesterday for under €150.

Proper bloody order that they are now stopping unaccompanied L drivers & charging them! As you said, it may lead to a slight reduction in the amount of young heads going for the cage, but then, you can't stuff a load of mates in to head off to the pub/club with a bike so they'll probably still choose cage...
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Old 7th March 2019, 12:12 PM
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If anything, I'm noticing more and more motorbikes on the commute in and out of the city centre, to the point now they're actually starting to annoy me as they're not leaving room at the top of a queue of traffic for other bikers or they're afraid to filter faster than 5kph but won't move out of the fucking way...

Originally Posted by Bon Scott
Went to Paris before Xmas & visited the Champs De Elysse & the amount of bikes & scooters that passed was unreal. And this was around 11.00
I think in France you're allowed on scooters from as young as 14? Means the vast majority of French drivers have their first motoring experience on two wheels and it shows in their regard for bikers and awareness of them on the road.

Except in Paris, everyone is fucking mental in Paris and riding the Peripherique is like playing Space Invaders
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Old 7th March 2019, 04:53 PM
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Windy day today but nice enough out.
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Old 7th March 2019, 05:42 PM
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FTFY there ....shame to spoil a nice view....
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Old 7th March 2019, 06:36 PM
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Lol
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Old 7th March 2019, 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Japcati
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Windy day today but nice enough out.
Ahh Heyoor !
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Old 7th March 2019, 07:01 PM
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Old 8th March 2019, 09:17 AM
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Think that bar man likes yer helmet....
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Old 8th March 2019, 11:05 AM
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Sales of new bikes actually increasing (slowly) over time

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I don't really see what the problem is with pushing the average age of entry to motorbikes up a bit, as long as the numbers are increasing.
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Old 8th March 2019, 01:22 PM
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Sales of new bikes actually increasing (slowly) over time

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I don't really see what the problem is with pushing the average age of entry to motorbikes up a bit, as long as the numbers are increasing.
Reminds me...must get the blood pressure checked again...........
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Old 8th March 2019, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by GavBot
Sales of new bikes actually increasing (slowly) over time

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I don't really see what the problem is with pushing the average age of entry to motorbikes up a bit, as long as the numbers are increasing.
Wouldn't read too much into those figures.That's only 4 years and we were still in recession in 2015.
Wait till we're all millionaires again and you'll see the numbers shooting up.
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Old 10th March 2019, 04:27 PM
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Few of us out in the snow in Skerries and then Howth this afternoon.
Interesting ride home through the snow and lightning.....
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Old 10th March 2019, 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Japcati View Post
Few of us out in the snow in Skerries and then Howth this afternoon.
Interesting ride home through the snow and lightning.....
looks shit out alright
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Old 10th March 2019, 06:11 PM
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Was a tad nippy allright...
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