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Aidan1150
15-09-07, 16:37
Right everyone. I've had an e-mail from Bill Holden and the UKGSer/PSNI Bikesafe day is on.

Saturday 6th October at Hein Gericke Newry.

Assessments will begin at 9am and the last one will go out at 2pm.

23 riders expressed an interest on the other thread (http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1088294&postcount=43) but I would appreciate it greatly if you would post here if you definitely intend to take an assessment.

There should be two or three police bikes there so you shouldn't have to wait too long to get out on a run.

Please remember to take your licence and insurance certificate with you. Without these you will not be able to take the assessment.

Our hosts for the day will be Kenny and his staff at Hein Gericke in Newry. Refreshments will be available and there is a good chipper and a pizza place adjacent to the shop. I might even be able to talk Kenny into donating a prize for the best rider of the day.

If Garmin ever send me back my 2650 I will post the co-ordinates for HG. :o

BTW. The Bike Safe assessment is free.

Should be a good day's craic. And sure if it get's you some discount on your insurance premium it will be well worth it. :thumb2

GerryC
15-09-07, 18:31
Aidan
Mrs C is being conferred with something or other in Cork on that day.
She expects me to be there.
I dare not disappoint her (again).
Being a complete wimp I'll not be in Newry.

baldie
15-09-07, 18:34
I'll be there on the rt:D
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u258/baldie_2007/DSCN1225.jpg

Baldie:beerjug:

Geno
15-09-07, 19:34
I will be there ,just dont put my name done to early .Can i get address for the shop. Dont know how to put in those other things . Some please bring a dry day . Thanks Aidan , man of his words . Anyone from around North Down heading down . Can i tag along . Please.

spondon
15-09-07, 19:59
Aidan....ill be there............steve

Aidan1150
15-09-07, 21:43
Can i get address for the shop.

Geno, as you approach Newry from Belfast on the A1 you arrive at a roundabout. A right turn takes you onto the bypass towards Dublin and straight ahead takes you to the town centre.

Go straight through at the roundabout and Hein Gericke is on your right about 300yds after the roundabout. Very easy to find. See you there. :thumb2

BSD
15-09-07, 22:00
Confirming that I'll be there :thumb2

See you this Tues Aidan.

Bryan

Davy F
15-09-07, 23:06
I recieved notification that I'm going into Musgrave Park for a shoulder operation during the first week of October on Thursday past. Besides that, the bikes tax will have expired and I'll be off work for four months, so this year has been a disaster as far as biking has been concerned. To say I'm fed up is quite an understatement.

Anyone want to buy an immaculate 12GS ? Only done 450ish miles this year. :tears

wayne
16-09-07, 09:25
Aidan no show for me on day shift that weekend but I will try and do a swap for nights and I will let you know ASAP:thumb

shuck raider
16-09-07, 13:57
I'm still OK for this, at the moment :thumb

gspizza
16-09-07, 16:59
I'm in,:thumb

IF any change I will let you know ASAP.

ravensdale100
16-09-07, 17:51
Hi Aidan unable to make the gig,I will be spending time with the"Police" at Croker (them with the peroxide hair,and where big in the 80s).I would have been there otherwise.Did the BikeSafe with An Garda Siochana at Dublin Castle, well worth the trip up to the BIG smoke, enjoy the day and dont become over confident.:beerjug:Cheers for now

R2D2
16-09-07, 18:12
see you there, :thumb2
thanks :aidan

Ogmios
17-09-07, 09:01
FWIW:

i would really recommend this:thumb2

you'll get a good honest unbiased qualified assessment....

for nothing :clap

TUNED IN
17-09-07, 09:01
FWIW:

i would really recommend this:thumb2

you'll get a good honest unbiased qualified assessment....

for nothing :clap


you should take it for the craic:augie

Aidan1150
17-09-07, 09:11
you should take it for the craic:augie

My thoughts exactly. :)

Well Og?

Jockser
17-09-07, 09:35
Looks like I'm good to go :bounce1

See youse there :thumb2

Ogmios
18-09-07, 08:27
you should take it for the craic:augie

hmmm.... well now;
i wouldn't mind doing it / am up for any road based test going.
but i did the Garda run one in Dublin a couple of weeks ago so i could do a write up for MAGs "RoadRunner".

... but if yer not a member / ya won't get to read all about it :P

....got a lot on at the moment... but if i can get the time to go .... woss the prize for best rider..? :augie :D

passed the Garda one...not perfect... but i passed :cool

con1
18-09-07, 15:41
aidan
count us in at the moment .if there is any change will let you know a.s.a.p
james

Aidan1150
18-09-07, 22:24
Thanks for the interest folks. :) :thumb2

So far I have 10 riders definately doing the assessment;

Baldie

Geno

Spondon

BSD

IRL21

Shuck Raider

GSPizza

R2D2

Jockser

Con1

Any more?

DaveR
19-09-07, 14:07
Hi Aidan u can count me in as well. c u then:thumb2

ravensdale100
19-09-07, 20:38
When we spent the morning with the Gardi (Bike Safe), one question most where interested in was the question of fish tailing through trafic, there is no law reguarding this maneuver according to the Garda, and I was wondering if it is the same up North.:nenau

davidgibson999
19-09-07, 21:53
I should be there

Aidan1150
20-09-07, 09:56
Up to thirteen riders now. Any more interested?


Baldie

Geno

Spondon

BSD

IRL21

Shuck Raider

GSPizza

R2D2

Jockser

Con1

DaveR

David Gibson999

Lance Taylor

Dakar Gal
20-09-07, 13:58
Hi Aidan, I had originally voiced an interest, but I think I will be overdue a visit home that weekend:blast. Would love to do it though, if things change, I'll let you know.

lance Taylor
22-09-07, 10:55
I'll be there

Aidan1150
22-09-07, 15:07
Please find attached a GPS Waypoint for Hein Gericke Newry.


I have added you to the list above Lance. Thanks. :thumb2

de crowe
22-09-07, 22:33
all things going well i should be fine. looking forward to seeing you there. i think johnny panaroma is coming as well. i will ask him to let you know. thanks aidan

Aidan1150
22-09-07, 23:01
Thanks Con. That brings us up to 15 now. :thumb2

Baldie

Geno

Spondon

BSD

IRL21

Shuck Raider

GSPizza

R2D2

Jockser

Con1

DaveR

David Gibson999

Lance Taylor

De Crowe

Johnny Pan

Ogmios
23-09-07, 20:48
feckit..... i will be there! :green gri

Mrs Og wont be around to give me directions.....
can i follow one of the Dubs please....:augie

:D

TUNED IN
23-09-07, 20:54
feckit..... i will be there! :green gri

Mrs Og wont be around to give me directions.....
can i follow one of the Dubs please....:augie

:D
good man... you follow the cops and mark them:augie

Mandylicious
23-09-07, 21:31
good man... you follow the cops and mark them:augie

Don't see your name on the list. :P

Aidan1150
24-09-07, 12:34
I've just had a call from Bill Holden of the PSNI. Plans are well in advance for the Bike Safe day in Newry. A couple of lads from the Garda Sochna unit based at Dublin Castle will hopefully be coming up as well to take part in the assessments.

Can anyone who expressed an interest earlier in taking part but haven't posted in this thread please let me know if they are still interested in attending.

Thanks. :thumb2

The confirmed list now reads as follows (21 riders);


Baldie

Geno

Spondon

BSD

IRL21

Shuck Raider

GSPizza

R2D2

Jockser

Con1

DaveR

David Gibson999

Lance Taylor

De Crowe

Johnny Pan

Ogmios

Room 101

James

Trev McDev

Warlock

Race Truck

Room 101
24-09-07, 12:58
Looks like James and I can make it...

So that's 2 more bikes for the test...

See y'all there... Sue :thumb2

trevmcdev8
24-09-07, 13:04
If you would stop f'in hiding these things away then i might be able to find them :o

Beginning to think the laser eye treatment might not have been such a success :eek :cool: :rolleyes:

Good work, count me in please big ballix!!

TheWarlock
24-09-07, 13:10
Aidan,

Can you add me and RaceTruck to the list?

TIA

Aidan1150
24-09-07, 13:27
Thanks to all you guys and Sue this is looking pretty good.

You don't have to arrive at 9am on the day though. You can roll up at anytime between 9am and 2pm and be pretty sure of being taken out for an assessment straight away. :)

There should be 5 PSNI bikes and 2 Garda bikes there for the whole day so you shouldn't have to wait too long for a run out.

Please be sure to bring your driving licence and insurance with you though or you won't be able to take the run I'm afraid.

Room 101
24-09-07, 14:00
Please be sure to bring your driving licence... [/SIZE]

I take it you mean the paper bit as well... just wondered..? :nenau

Aidan1150
24-09-07, 14:36
I take it you mean the paper bit as well... just wondered..? :nenau

Yes, sorry Sue, both the plastic card and paper part too please. :o

racetruck
25-09-07, 06:52
all things going even remotely ordinary
I suspect Warlock
insomniac and full time dedicated contributor t o teh site will be there if he can drag himself away from the tossing!
will be there
AND ME!

Racetruck brief regards to all
so much to do so little time
Bye:D

Aidan1150
25-09-07, 13:30
I called in with Kenny at Hein Gericke Newry today. He will be supplying food and hot drinks free of charge on the day. :) He will also be offering special deals to anyone wishing to buy clothing or other products. :cool:

Hein Gericke will be also be sponsoring prizes for the best three riders of the day as judged by the PSNI/Garda riders. Thanks Kenny. :clap :clap :clap

Jockser
25-09-07, 13:38
I called in with Kenny at Hein Gericke Newry today. He will be supplying food and hot drinks free of charge on the day. :) He will also be offering special deals to anyone wishing to buy clothing or other products. :cool:

Hein Gericke will be also be sponsoring prizes for the best three riders of the day as judged by the PSNI/Garda riders. Thanks Kenny. :clap :clap :clap

Nice one :thumb2
Does he know what he's let himself in for ? The tossers will eat him out of house & home :D

Aidan1150
25-09-07, 13:43
Nice one :thumb2
Does he know what he's let himself in for ? The tossers will eat him out of house & home :D

Well, so far there's 21 of us going so he is laying on grub for 40. :augie :rolleyes:

Jockser
25-09-07, 17:06
Well, so far there's 21 of us going so he is laying on grub for 40. :augie :rolleyes:

Well, that's you sorted :thumb2 But what about the other 20 :nenau :augie

Ogmios
27-09-07, 16:57
gdb files.... :mad:

no feckin help :rob

i need a map FFS. :cool:

or a trail of chocolate pieces to follow.:P

or a chaperone?:eek

or - hey:bounce1 - i could meet somebody or bodies even, on the morning, in Dublin? and follow them.... :augie

:D

Geno
27-09-07, 20:14
I have never driven in Newry.So do i fail if i get lost or go the wrong way .???? Cant ride as usual if i dont know where i am going . Or is the cop bike meant to follow me and we both get lost . Looking foward to it all . Geno

Aidan1150
27-09-07, 22:00
I have never driven in Newry.So do i fail if i get lost or go the wrong way .???? Cant ride as usual if i dont know where i am going . Or is the cop bike meant to follow me and we both get lost . Looking foward to it all . Geno

Your police assessor will tell you the route he wishes you to take. It does not go through the town centre and is mostly country roads. It won't be a bother to any of you at all. :thumb2

gspizza
27-09-07, 23:59
[QUOTE=Aidan1150;1123837]Please find attached a GPS Waypoint for Hein Gericke Newry.

GD! laptop....:mcgun

Cant open file for gps waypoint ...:type

Any chance you could type co-ordanites for the luddite?:thumb2

I will be leaving N54'-14.848 W006'- 58.355,.. @8.00 am. if any one wants to meet for the rest of the route:thumb2


Emergency Potty facilities will be available...:monkeypiz....

Ogmios
28-09-07, 09:35
Your police assessor will tell you the route he wishes you to take. It does not go through the town centre and is mostly country roads. It won't be a bother to any of you at all. :thumb2

having been on both sides of "Assessed Rides" (coo! - that rhymes :P)
i can tell you for sure that navigation skills are not part of the assessment.:thumb - so nothing to be concerend about.
(thank gods - or i would fail every time :blast :o )

:D

Room 101
28-09-07, 12:32
having been on both sides of "Assessed Rides" (coo! - that rhymes :P)
i can tell you for sure that navigation skills are not part of the assessment.:thumb - so nothing to be concerend about.
(thank gods - or i would fail every time :blast :o )

:D
Oh dear... I can see I'm going to need a pen, paper and tank bag... never was very good with Left n Right...:rolleyes:

Ogmios
28-09-07, 12:41
Oh dear... I can see I'm going to need a pen, paper and tank bag... never was very good with Left n Right...:rolleyes:

you've nothing to worry about;
if you can look in yer mirror and see an orange blinking light...
(the following Coppers indicator)

you'll be grand! :thumb2 :)

RtRon
28-09-07, 21:25
Hi Aidan et al,

Can you put my name on the list too?

Will park my my RT round the back so as not to disturb the GS vibe. :hide

Seeya then

Ron

Aidan1150
28-09-07, 23:46
Any chance you could type co-ordanites for the luddite?

The co-ordinates for HG Newry are;

N 54 11.595
W06 20.080

Aidan1150
28-09-07, 23:49
We ar up to 22 riders now. Thanks all for the support.

Baldie

Geno

Spondon

BSD

IRL21

Shuck Raider

GSPizza

R2D2

Jockser

Con1

DaveR

David Gibson999

Lance Taylor

De Crowe

Johnny Pan

Ogmios

Room 101

James

Trev McDev

Warlock

Race Truck

RT Ron

paulbirwin
29-09-07, 18:19
Hi Folks.

Hopefully I'm gonna be able to make it there too. I'm hoping my licence will be back from DVLNI on time. If not then I'll just mind all the food while everyone else gets a run out.

I promise I won't eat all the pies!!

I'm just new on this forum so hopefully you won't scare me too much.

Aidan1150
29-09-07, 18:22
hopefully you won't scare me too much.

Naw, you'll be safe enough Paul. I don't think Tuned In will be coming down. It's a long spin for a Corean dontcha know. :rolleyes:

You will be very welcome. Even if your licence is not back in time come down for the craic anyway. :thumb2

gspizza
30-09-07, 18:04
The co-ordinates for HG Newry are;

N 54 11.595
W06 20.080

Luddite sorted..... thanks!

gopher
30-09-07, 22:35
When we spent the morning with the Gardi (Bike Safe), one question most where interested in was the question of fish tailing through trafic, there is no law reguarding this maneuver according to the Garda, and I was wondering if it is the same up North.:nenau

What's Fish Tailing? :nenau

Hatchet
30-09-07, 23:49
Gonna try and make this. So barring any unforeseen circumstances, put me down.:thumb


.

Aidan1150
01-10-07, 21:03
put me down.

Put down as requested Hatchet. :thumb2

Hatchet
01-10-07, 21:17
Put down as requested Hatchet. :thumb2


Thanks Aidan:thumb.

See you saturday.


.

baldie
01-10-07, 21:40
Looking good for the bikesafe ride out:beerjug

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Aidan1150
02-10-07, 11:25
25 riders now and counting. Thanks for all the interest lads. :thumb2 :clap :bow


Baldie

Geno

Spondon

BSD

IRL21

Shuck Raider

GSPizza

R2D2

Jockser

Con1

DaveR

David Gibson999

Lance Taylor

De Crowe

Johnny Pan

Ogmios

Room 101

James

Trev McDev

Warlock

Race Truck

RT Ron

Blade

Hatchet

Padge

Betty Swollocks
02-10-07, 22:41
Hi Folks.

Hopefully I'm gonna be able to make it there too. I'm hoping my licence will be back from DVLNI on time. If not then I'll just mind all the food while everyone else gets a run out.

I promise I won't eat all the pies!!

I'm just new on this forum so hopefully you won't scare me too much.



presuming its the same Paul from B.C. good to hear you are back in the land of the living. I lost yer number and email, so give me an email or call me at work. Still in the same place, or there abouts.

Steviemcg

paulbirwin
03-10-07, 19:06
presuming its the same Paul from B.C. good to hear you are back in the land of the living. I lost yer number and email, so give me an email or call me at work. Still in the same place, or there abouts.

Steviemcg

Hi Stevie

It is me indeed. Back home where I belong (at the minute)

Hopefully your email hasn't changed.

Speak soon.

gopher
04-10-07, 08:50
One more if you're still taking stragglers....

Aidan1150
04-10-07, 09:14
One more if you're still taking stragglers....

No bother lad. Just turn up anytime between 9am and 2pm.

See you on Saturday. :thumb2

gopher
04-10-07, 14:44
Could someone post directions coming into Newry from the south please?

:mmmm

carsqhere
04-10-07, 16:35
Could someone post directions coming into Newry from the south please?

:mmmm

Up the M1 past Dundalk till you get to Newry. Straight on at the first roundabout brings you onto the Newry bypass. Follow the bypass round to the third roundabout (Belfast Road Roundabout I think) & exit right off that. HG is about 100yrds down on the right.

It's the last roundabout on the bypass anyway, left would take you up the A1 right takes you back towards Newry. You can't miss it.

Jockser
04-10-07, 16:53
Myself & DaveR are meeting near Kill & heading to Duffys where we'll hook up with RTRon. Anyone who wants to join us & ride up is more than welcome. :moped:

Arrive in Duffys about 09.30 to leave by 09.45.

Depending on the group consensus we might head up the old road which is a far nicer run now that all the traffic is on the motorway.:bounce1

R2D2
04-10-07, 19:23
Myself & DaveR are meeting near Kill & heading to Duffys where we'll hook up with RTRon. Anyone who wants to join us & ride up is more than welcome. :moped:


Nice one :thumb sounds good to me, see you at Duffy's :bounce1

BSD
04-10-07, 22:59
Aidan,
Just got news from IRL21,he won't be able to make it due to a medical condition.If you could take his name off the list please.Many apologies.
I'll be there as planned.:thumb2

Cheers
Bryan

gopher
05-10-07, 14:21
Up the M1 past Dundalk till you get to Newry. Straight on at the first roundabout brings you onto the Newry bypass. Follow the bypass round to the third roundabout (Belfast Road Roundabout I think) & exit right off that. HG is about 100yrds down on the right.

It's the last roundabout on the bypass anyway, left would take you up the A1 right takes you back towards Newry. You can't miss it.


Cheers Carsqhere :thumb2

the celt
05-10-07, 14:56
Aidan and lads when your up at Hein Gericke
tell Kenny and the lads I says hello from sunny
Greece, and the suit is working a treat :thumb:thumb:thumb

Ogmios
05-10-07, 15:21
would that be this suit?
:D
The Celt surrounded by fans just before the big send off;
:thumb

UCDstudent
05-10-07, 20:01
Hi everyone,

Not sure if you have seen my thread on the helmet safety project I am doing, if not check it out it will explain evertyhing. I will be at Bikesafe in Newry tomorrow and hope to interview some of you guys! I will be there in a red golf van, feel free to come over and chat the more the merrier!

See you all tomorrow,

Emmet

ravensdale100
05-10-07, 21:35
Stop the show. can make the gig tomorrow :clap

Padge
06-10-07, 19:17
Great Day... cheers to Aidan for organising and a big thanks to the PSNI and the Gardai..
Was a much better expereince than I'd ever imagined it would be.. made better by warm sunny day...

Cheers all//

Aidan1150
06-10-07, 20:19
Thanks Paul. :thumb2

I am closing this thread now. Please post any comments/feedback in this (http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?t=121252) thread. Thank-you.