From: theo on 24 Nov 2009 18:58
On Nov 24, 4:51 pm, "Knobdoodle" <knobdoo...(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
> "theo" <theodo...(a)bigpond.com.au> wrote:
> In WA as I believe in QLD, you must have an accompanying 'instructor'
> when on L plates. The law says that that person may be riding another
> motor cycle or be a pillion on the learners bike. I don't think I've
> ever seen the second option exercised.
> I think the instructor/pillion bit just got canned in Qld recently.
> I've instructed a few people that way (and been instructed that way too). It
> has it's moments; if the learner is smallish you can get them started by
> having your fingers on the outside of the bars to cover the throttle and
> levers for the starts & stops.
I'm getting this visual picture of gNat learning to ride a 250 with
you sitting on the back. Does the front wheel maintain contact with
the road? :-)
From: theo on 24 Nov 2009 19:04
On Nov 25, 3:50 am, CrazyCam <Crazy...(a)optusnet.com.au> wrote:
> Nev.. wrote:
> > In the UK they licence televisions.
> Works well, too!
> When did you last hear of a pom being run down by an out of control TV?
You make that sound like it would be a bad thing.
From: theo on 24 Nov 2009 19:05
On Nov 25, 7:36 am, "Pietro" <no...(a)dontbesilly.com> wrote:
> "Diogenes" <cy...(a)society.sux.ok> wrote in message
> > I'm relatively comfortable with the idea that Zebee saw the message
> > and has chosen to ignore it. Zebee rarely responds to any messages
> > from me. This is fine by me. I doubt the outcome would have been any
> > different had I followed your fascist idea of Usenet protocols.
> Picture this - a group of people sitting around a table in a pub having a
> chin wag.
> Two of them go to the bar to get more drinks and continue the conversation.
> One then says something to the effect of "why didn't one of the others
> respond to the question I just asked?" to which his somewhat bemused mate
> responds "because he's still over at the table, if you want him to answer
> your question you should ask him over there".
> First then gets all affronted and calls his mate a fascist for trying to
> dictate how he runs his life and conducts his conversations.
> Guess which party you are in this scenario?
From: theo on 24 Nov 2009 19:12
On Nov 24, 12:40 pm, Diogenes <cy...(a)society.sux.ok> wrote:
> On Mon, 23 Nov 2009 18:46:48 -0800 (PST), theo
> >So suspending licensing of motorised vehicles would have no effect on
> >the road toll, as long as the users remain licenced?
> Motor vehicles are not licensed. There is a requirement that they be
> registered. To be registered, requires that they are roadworthy. If
> such a requirement did not exist, then arguably this would impact the
> road toll.
Ah grasshopper, I have a number of vehicles that appear to be
licenced. For each of our four cars (trying to sell a couple now), two
trailers (car and bike), carvan and motorcycle, the State Guvmint of
WA issues me a piece of paper which has printed in the header in quite
large font "Licence and Third Party Insurance Policy". May I suugest
you write to the WA Minister for transport advising him or her of the
> Your problem is? What kind of a bean counter were you anyway? From
> what I've seen so far in this NG, I wouldn't place my meagre finances
> under your watchfull eye, I can tell you that much for nothing, Theo.
Goody, the ad hom. That's a lose Gerry. Go back to your hill. I'm
growing beans now.
From: George W Frost on 24 Nov 2009 21:09
"Kevin Gleeson" <kevingleeson(a)imagine-it.com.au> wrote in message
> On Tue, 24 Nov 2009 15:48:27 -0800 (PST), theo
> <theodoreb(a)bigpond.com.au> wrote:
>>On Nov 24, 1:03 pm, "George W Frost" <georgewfr...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>>> "theo" <theodo...(a)bigpond.com.au> wrote in message
>>> In WA as I believe in QLD, you must have an accompanying 'instructor'
>>> when on L plates. The law says that that person may be riding another
>>> motor cycle or be a pillion on the learners bike. I don't think I've
>>> ever seen the second option exercised.
>>> Just trying to visualize a 15year old riding a moped with his mother on
>>At 15, he is already taller and heavier than his mother.
> My god-daughter at age 7 could sit on my Blackbird, hold the
> handlebars and put both feet firmly on the pegs. She must be 12-13 now
> (haven't seen her for a couple of years). God knows how tall she'd be
> now. 4-5 years time her dad is going to be sitting on the front
> verandah with a shotgun though . . .
You have got high hopes if you think it will be 4 - 5 years time