G'day! from Sydney, Oz

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by zumer, Dec 15, 2007.

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  1. zumer

    zumer Guest

    Hi, I've just discovered these forums although I've been a motorised biker for a while. My bike is a Mongoose comfort 26" frame with a Sachs "Spartamet" rear wheel motor, and I use it to commute to work and back, around 80 km a day. I'm near 50, married with daughter for more than half that, and I moved to a helper motor because I'm too old and physically brokedown to ride all that way under my own steam, which I did up until about six years ago. I carry quite a bit of equipment backwards and forwards, too, which adds to the weight.
    The bike's great, although there are a lot of (almost always young guys in the passenger seat, not driving) idiots who think that I'll be interested in their opinion, which is almost always derogatory, or screamed out as their car looms up behind in an effort to startle me. So I wear earplugs, which don't drown out all the noise, but do attenuate it to a comfortable level.
    The bike uses 1.2 litres for 80 km, which equates to 1.5l/100km, or 165 mpg. No registration necessary and averages probably 26 km/h, comfortable and not too frustrating.

    Pleased to meet you all, you guys have a lot of interesting bikes

  2. iRide Customs

    iRide Customs Member

    Welcome to the group!
  3. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    welcome to MBc ! :D
  4. Welcome

    Welcome from Adelaide!
  5. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

  6. mickey

    mickey Guest

    Welcome aboard
  7. dbigkahunna

    dbigkahunna Guest

    Welcome to MBc from the Giant Side of Texas!
  8. fredie

    fredie Member

    im in sydney aswell:cool:
  9. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    Hi zumer. Welcome to MBc!

    If you search and are unable to find your answers, don't hesitate to post your question. Someone will steer you to a link, or reply to your question. Were here for each other! Enjoy! :grin:
    You may have seen this, but here's a great MBc starter "link" to get you motoring.
  10. impression

    impression Member

    Welcome :D

    I'm from Sydney aswell, there are quite a few Sydney people here now :D
  11. BoltsMissing

    BoltsMissing Active Member

    Welcome to Mbc

    It seems the yobos are here in Adelaide to, particuarly when the
    "Jekyl and Hyde" kicks in around midnights.

    Ride safe.

    All the best

  12. bicycle ron

    bicycle ron Member

    Welcome from bicycleron as well !
  13. BSA

    BSA Guest

    Welcome to the forum.

  14. Sharkzz

    Sharkzz New Member

    HEY ZUmer

    g'day mate and fellow ole brstrds from oz.
    didnt realise there were this many here.
    great to see.