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Spotted under the Bridge in Adelaide

Post  Ath on Mon 15 Jun 2015, 1:04 pm

Hi there,
After work last week I got back to my trusty, but rather old, Bandit parked up under the Morphett Street bridge in Adelaide, to find a scrap of paper tucked in the seat. T’was a note from Chook inviting me to take a look at this forum. So I surfed, browsed and found a whole world of Bandits - I had no idea - so I registered.
Anyway, by way of introduction, I love my old Bandit, a real commuting work horse these days – every day, rain or shine about 15k into the city. Not been out on the highways in recent years, though could be enticed.
Having moved from the UK in 2000 and I had to sell my 1996 Bandit, (too complex to import). I set aside a bike budget had a look around and found myself buying another new Bandit in 2001! Now 14 years on and only 76k on the clock, still going strong. Only a few cosmetic Powerbronze mods, a Yoshi and scuffs - reminds me I must give it a clean sometime soon.

So hi there and stay safe, we got wet roads out there today.

PS was quite something to see two Suzuki’s on the front row of the Barcelona Moto GP – first since Chris Verm it seems – shame they got swamped by the first corner.

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Re: Spotted under the Bridge in Adelaide

Post  Chook on Mon 15 Jun 2015, 1:14 pm

Welcome along Ath, I'm glad the convention centre gave me something to write with/on, look forward to catching up on a ride day (or overnighter) some time
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Post  Ath on Mon 15 Jun 2015, 2:06 pm

Sounds like a great idea - long overdue straying from my commute route.
Hoping the weather improves though.
BTW it took me about 6 years of lobbying Adelaide Council to set up that bike park under the bridge.
A great spot to park up out of the weather and handy for me - close to the office.

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Re: Spotted under the Bridge in Adelaide

Post  Chook on Mon 15 Jun 2015, 3:09 pm

@Ath wrote:Sounds like a great idea - long overdue straying from my commute route.
Hoping the weather improves though.
BTW it took me about 6 years of lobbying Adelaide Council to set up that bike park under the bridge.
A great spot to park up out of the weather and handy for me - close to the office.
Well done, it was a total waste of space before and now you would have to be able to fit at least 50 bikes undercover. It was great for me heading into the convention centre for a couple of hours
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Post  Bosco15 on Mon 15 Jun 2015, 3:27 pm

Welcome to the forum, Ath. 
Congrats on being pro active and actually getting results with your bike parking.

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Post  madmax on Mon 15 Jun 2015, 5:12 pm

welcome to the Forum Ath

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Post  truck on Mon 15 Jun 2015, 9:47 pm

A sunny Nth QLD welcome to you Ath.
Well done on the lobbying of the council.
Interesting user name . . .
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Post  Chettlingham on Mon 15 Jun 2015, 9:52 pm

Welcome aboard!

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Re: Spotted under the Bridge in Adelaide

Post  paul on Mon 15 Jun 2015, 10:13 pm

Welcome to the forum Ath  Very Happy

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Re: Spotted under the Bridge in Adelaide

Post  Ewok1958 on Tue 16 Jun 2015, 6:31 am

Welcome Ath. Great to see that our Bandit community is expanding. Cheers.
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Re: Spotted under the Bridge in Adelaide

Post  Ath on Tue 16 Jun 2015, 6:45 pm

Many thanks for the warm welcome 
Ath is short for Atholl - a Scottish name where Mum & Dad hailed from.
Shame the Adelaide weather is not so warm just now I always seem to be getting chased down by black clouds on the commute home
Still beats the UK weather any day Very Happy
Happy to have swelled the ranks of Bandits and looking forward to a meet sometime

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Re: Spotted under the Bridge in Adelaide

Post  paul on Tue 16 Jun 2015, 8:14 pm

@Ath wrote:
Happy to have swelled the ranks of Bandits and looking forward to a meet sometime

Careful what you wish for ............ affraid  Laughing

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Re: Spotted under the Bridge in Adelaide

Post  Chook on Wed 17 Jun 2015, 2:55 pm

Geezuz paul, don't scare him off this quick!! Laughing




(BTW Ath, contrary to legend and popular belief, some of us have actually met paul and can confirm he is real Wink  )
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Re: Spotted under the Bridge in Adelaide

Post  Ath on Wed 17 Jun 2015, 7:00 pm

And there's me thinking this was just a virtual world of bandits
All the more reason for a real life Sunday run

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Post  Kiwisteve on Wed 17 Jun 2015, 7:18 pm

G'day Ath, welcome along

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