So, I still haven’t gotten around to writing up my move – I’ve been busy unpacking! However, I was contacted by the lovely Ania on FB (yes – justanothergirlonamotorbike is on the facepages now – please go like me I’m lonely over there lol) who has written a guest blog post with a link to motorcyclehouse.com I’m sharing below. Jump over and have a look at her fb page when you’re finished 😊
All in it together – Joining a Motorcycle Club
Whether you have been a motorcycle rider for a few years now or are just purchasing your first bike, there are going to be times where you want to be able to ride with other bike owners and enjoy the experiences on the road together. Owning a bike seems to automatically initiate you into some kind of secret society where you are kindred spirits with all of the other bike owners that you come across. There can be no better way for you to share this passion of yours than by getting together with other bikers and doing things together. Joining a motorcycle club can be a great way for you to get out and meet new people that share the same interests and passions that you have.
Why Join a Club?
There are a number of great reasons for you to join a motorcycle club. Of course, the top reason is to get the chance to meet new people and interact with them regularly. Other bikers are going to share many of the same interests you have regarding your motorcycle and where you might like to ride. It can also be a great way for you to gain insight and experience about motorcycles and places to go since you can learn from the experience of those who have driven for a long time. Many clubs also get involved in different community and fundraising efforts so you can get the chance to take part in different events that will greatly benefit those in your local area. You might also find that some clubs get discounts for their members at local businesses so that you are able to save money at certain places.
The easiest way for you to find a motorcycle club in your area is to make use of the Internet. There are many different websites and forums that provide listings and information about different clubs in the United States and all over the world. You can even find clubs that may specialize in certain memberships, such as those for women, veterans, members of law enforcement and the like. You can then reach out directly to the club that you are most interested and joining and learn more about the club, its mission, the kind of events they take part in and more. You can go to one of their public events and meet members to learn more information and see how well of a fit they are for you. Some clubs may be by invitation only, but you can contact the club leaders and talk to them to see about the possibility of joining.
Once you have a motorcycle club that you like you can then become a part of the club and have a connection and brotherhood with the other members. This can help add more to your personal life and give you the chance to get involved on weekends or other times so you can get even more out of your love of motorcycles. At the end don’t forget to wear your necessary gears whether you are on road with the club members or alone.
So, we are in the depths of winter here in Canberra, and whilst its not been an especially cold winter, it’s certainly been exceedingly wet (like record breaking levels of wet) which have lead to not much riding at all. I had to replace my battery as it finally gave up the ghost from not being used most days out of the week, and that’s probably the most exciting thing that has happened to poor Stella. And my heated grips controller came unstuck, but that’s an easy fix.
I have actually been looking into the world of vlogging (out of boredom perhaps?) and even purchased an action cam with the plan of recording some rides (but to do so I have to actually go riding lol) but I screwed up and didn’t get one I could plug a mic into. Sooooo, back to the drawing board and youtube reviews. I will pop up a review on the new little camera soon though, as I’m pretty impressed with it.
In other news though, Stella will soon have some new roads to travel – justanothergirl is moving! Its time to start preparing for a large interstate move involving a houseful of stuff, plus several motorcycles and one car. Any tips appreciated!
Lots of flashback pics going up on instagram – give me a like to remind me to get out there more. I miss hot summer days and long hours of riding……
Take care everyone. I hope my American readers are enjoying their rather balmy summer!
As the weather is getting cooler and daylight savings becomes a distant memory, the opportunities for a long day ride become less and less. As it was going to be clear, dry, and above freezing, we decided to do one final Snowy Loop before the pass closed for the winter. Continue reading →
So……I know I’ve been slack and not been posting anything or even really been in the sphere of bloggers lately. I could list my excuses, but it won’t change that overall. However, I can happily report I have been doing things of absolutely no interest when it comes to riding. Nada, zilch. Its been very quiet on that front.
I had another blog that I used for a trip around Amsterdam, Germany and Prague, and that I used to start cataloguing my frequent stays in hotels. Sadly, I am also forgetful, and this blog went by the wayside after I got JAGOAM up. But, I rediscovered it the other day and feel as though this one belongs here as well.
So for my recent birthday the fabulous OH brought me tickets to see a Soundwave Sidewave starring Korn and Rob Zombie, bands I was mad about in my teens. I’m young enough that they’re not scary to see on stage, but old enough that I wish I had been 18 in the late 90s to see them in their prime. Anywho, the gig was at the Big Top in Luna Park, a place immortal which I have never visited. I was very excited🙂 so it was off to Syd, taking the bikes the long way to expand upon the holiday feel. Out of Canberra down the Clyde to Batesman Bay, turning north up towards Nowra with the tyres sticky and the tail pack bobbing. Continue reading →
After a fantastic breakfast at the Thredbo Resort Restaurant, we packed up and faced the -1°C temps on our way down the mountain. We were riding through cloud as well and it was foggy and freezing, but as always fun. We were also buoyed by the knowledge that is always warmer at the bottom! Continue reading →
I refuse to drive in Melbourne. Tram tracks and hook turns weird me out. I also refuse to drive in Sydney due to the generally kamikaze nature of Sydney drivers, and poor OH is stuck in the drivers seat with a hysterical, screaming passenger…..I am kidding a bit, its only gotten that bad once.