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Unity Support Riders Chat Forum => Welcome to the USR Forum => Topic started by: Mr Rizla on April 07, 2011, 05:57:45 PM

Title: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Mr Rizla on April 07, 2011, 05:57:45 PM
Welcome new forum member, why not tell us a little about yourself..
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: woody on April 12, 2011, 05:08:31 AM
Hi all , I'm Mik Wood aka Woody.. I'm the Essex rep for the Ride of Respct team .. I'm looking to join the USR, and I'm also looking for USR riders in my area to help with charity rides out and next years Essex ride of Respect.. I have also got a group of mates that helped with the marshaling on this years Essex RoR and would like them to get trained in marshaling for next years ride.. Any help would be greatfull as I'm not to positive on what to do now lol.. Woody
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: STEM on April 12, 2011, 10:40:41 AM
Woody I have emailed you so that we can get together for a chat.

STEM
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Carl on May 18, 2011, 09:43:59 PM
Hi ya all, I am Carl from Somerset, I have wanted to get into being a marshall for a while now and have had no luck with finding courses in my area, can you help me in any, i would like to be able to help out more with the South west air ambulance runs that here seems to be a lot of. Thanks in advance
 
Carl
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Weaver/LadyP on May 19, 2011, 11:31:49 AM
Carl can you pm me an e-mail address please?  Thanks
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Yoshi on August 18, 2011, 02:54:51 PM
Heyup, am Dan and i live in The Lake District.

Thought i would pop in and look at joining, as i have not long been riding but dont mind doing the marshalling stuff :)
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Mr Rizla on August 18, 2011, 03:47:25 PM
Welcome to the forum Yoshi
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Weaver/LadyP on August 18, 2011, 04:05:11 PM
Welcome to the forum.
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Steve M on May 29, 2013, 09:38:39 AM
Hello all.  I'm Steve M and I live in Salisbury.  I've been a SERV rider for some years and have my IAM and Blue Light qualifications and have just updated my FBOS, so I thought I'd get back to making more use of it all.
 
Looking forward to meeting you all.
 
Steve
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Mr Rizla on May 29, 2013, 09:44:38 AM
Welcome on board, are you going to the machine control day on Sunday?
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Steve M on May 29, 2013, 09:50:20 AM
Hi, yes I am, so I'm looking forward to meeting people there.
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Mr Rizla on June 05, 2013, 02:43:55 PM
Hi, A reminder to new forum members, make yourself known to me, send me a pm and I will enable access to the restricted USR section on the forum, thanks
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Chris on June 10, 2013, 02:22:52 PM
Hi - I'm Chris, I live in Portsmouth , I ride for SERV and am due to do my IAM test shortly. Great to be part of such a worthwhile group. I met some of you at Bordon on the 2nd June for the slow riding, and again on Sunday 9th at the Round the Harbours event in the Portsmouth area. Thanks to everyone for making me feel welcome. See you all again soon. Chris
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Weaver/LadyP on June 10, 2013, 05:40:49 PM
Welcome  :)
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: STEM on June 10, 2013, 07:56:14 PM
Hi Chris. Sorry didnt get to chat much on Sunday but it's great to have you with us.
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Nigel-USR53-SAM/SERV on June 10, 2013, 09:36:02 PM
Hi I am Nigel Unsworth  I live in Winchester, only just round to signing up to this forum. I am a member of SERV Wessex region.. and Solent Advanced Motorcyclists. Enjoyed the slow riding at Borden, also had a good day at Round the Harbours cycle marshalling yesterday. on a side note, at the end of the day I had quite a chat With a guy from the British heart foundation called Martin, he was very pleased with the support he received from us and the static marshals. A  lot of the cyclists told him that they found our presence very reassuring and when assistance needed we were very helpful. So that sounds like a pat on the back for us. I will be attending the ROR next week so looking forward to meeting new faces.
that's enough ramblings from me
cheers Nigel
 
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Chris on June 11, 2013, 09:12:12 AM
Just put the WeRide app on my phone, and joined the Unity Riders group, but it wont let me use my name! I've gone under the name of Jockinlaw as, being a wee Scottish lass thats what my in-laws called me! I'll change my name on this forum too so that no-one is confused.com (especially me).
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: ymfb on June 11, 2013, 07:30:04 PM
I'm another Steve from Salisbury.  I'm also a SERV Wessex rider and know a few guys on here already from that.  I helped at last weekends on the Havant to Fareham leg of the Portsmouth round the harbour event and thoroughly enjoyed it.


I'm also a RoSPA tutor with Wiltshire RoADAR.


Hope to see you all again soon.
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: stevephi on June 13, 2013, 12:20:52 PM
Hi and welcome to all the new members - quite a few Steve's now  ;)

Sorry I wasn't able to do the MCD and meet you all, was getting soaking wet in Austria! Hopefully get a chance this weekend.

-Steve
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Mr Rizla on June 13, 2013, 12:33:29 PM
o dont worry, we going to get soaked this weekend also, just so u feel comfy :D
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Weaver/LadyP on June 13, 2013, 03:30:14 PM
o dont worry, we going to get soaked this weekend also, just so u feel comfy :D


I'll be dry!!!!!!!! :) :)
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: cimbian on July 18, 2013, 12:20:00 PM
Hi,
My name is Steve and I live in Felpham on the South Coast.


Took part in the RoR 2013 which is where I first heard about you guys so joined to learn a bit more.


Current ride: 2001 650 Honda TransAlp.
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Weaver/LadyP on July 18, 2013, 05:01:02 PM
Welcome.  ;D
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Anthony29 on October 23, 2013, 03:32:36 PM
Hi my name is Tony and I live in Hastings. I have only been riding for 2 years now and use my bike to commute all year round. I heard of this group through the FB page on the M25 poppy ride (which intrigued me straight away and will attend). I just wanted to learn a bit more and see if I can be of any help even though with 2 small children I don't have bucket loads of free time (I wish). I ride with others from the forum Kent and Sussex bikers as much as i can, which I enjoy. Nice to do something other than just getting to and from work.

I must admit though I believe I might be a little under qualified  :-\. Was curioys what SERV that most people seem to be members of,  stands for?

Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Nigel-USR53-SAM/SERV on October 23, 2013, 07:02:26 PM
Hi my name is Tony and I live in Hastings. I have only been riding for 2 years now and use my bike to commute all year round. I heard of this group through the FB page on the M25 poppy ride (which intrigued me straight away and will attend). I just wanted to learn a bit more and see if I can be of any help even though with 2 small children I don't have bucket loads of free time (I wish). I ride with others from the forum Kent and Sussex bikers as much as i can, which I enjoy. Nice to do something other than just getting to and from work.

I must admit though I believe I might be a little under qualified  :-\ . Was curioys what SERV that most people seem to be members of,  stands for?
Hi there and welcome SERV stands for service by emergency rider volunteers aka Blood Bikers. we deliver blood and plasma etc to hospitals at night and weekends. :)
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Weaver/LadyP on October 23, 2013, 07:30:37 PM
Hi to the new guys and welcome,
Assuming you have e-mail addresses on your profiles, I will e-mail you some further info re USRs and a pro frma for you to complete if you are interested in joining. 
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Anthony29 on October 23, 2013, 08:15:01 PM
Thank you Nigel.
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Magic Man on November 30, 2013, 09:08:10 AM
About Me: Well now I've joined the group I guess I'd better introduce myself. 

 Born again biker comes to mind ........ passed my test back in the day when "gay" meant happy and Triumph was a British bike (no I'm not and yes that long ago). 

 Got back into bikes a couple of years ago and rather than go out and kill myself on a "1000cc Kamawaker jingjong" decided to build up to a big bike slowly.  So got myself a 50cc AJS Regal Raptor.  Sold that after a little while (like when I got overtaken by mobility scooters) and moved up to a 125 Cruiser (Pioneer Nevada).  It's cheap, reliable and is only meant as a stepping stone...
Next year I'm hoping to move up to a Deauville (2nd hand of course) and will probably stick with that.  Not into these street racer type bikes, I know that I couldn't handle the power and the very thought of going 140+ on two wheels terrifies me.  (4 wheels? any day of the week  )

 If you've read this far you probably need to do something with your life! No! seriously, you've probably gathered that I don't take myself too seriously.  I've got work for that (Information Security and Data Protection Consultant - yes it's really that boring). 

 Apart from the bike my other main hobby is I'm a semi pro magician. No I can't make something disappear, I can cut people in half (I just gotta finish the course so I learn how to put them back together).

 That's me, thanks for the add, and if I say something that can be taken two ways and one of those ways causes offence, I meant the other one!

About my Ride (07 - Pioneer Nevada 125):Okay, so here's what I've done with her since I got her (apart from servicing):
Upgraded the spark plug (iridium),
replaced the chain,
upped the sprockets to 16t front and 38t rear (I did go up to 17t front but, to all intents and purposes, lost 5th gear).

Replaced the pathetic horn with a pair of 110Db air horns :-D

Changed the side lights to LED Headlights.  The original lights were 10w sides and 30/35w main.  Now I have 30w equivalent sides and upped the main to a 40/45w.  (had to 'shoehorn' the aftermarket visors into the sidelights.

Had a rack and top box put on her.  Had to lose the sissy bar but considering putting that back on and shifting the box back a tad (how far is a "tad" exactly?)

Replaced the voltmeter. and put pretty little 'fanned aces' stickers on each side of the tank.

 
What can I bring to the USRs? Well, I spent ten years in the Royal Signals and sixteen years in the Fire Service and am bit of a 'geek' (well an excel whore to be honest) and can touch type.  I'm not IAM, RoSPA or any of those other things, so I'm guessing, the most likely, readily available, skill I can bring to the USRs is to offer support on the comms side.  Some time ago, for someone, I set up an excel spreadsheet that acted as a real-time log for all comms. (promotes good radio procedure and brevity!) basically, I touched type the comms in real time and, as the 'enter' button was hit it automatically inserted the system time.  Worked well :-)  Well that's me and I'll be speaking to that awfully nice Mr Riz after the festivities to see if I can bring any added value and support to the USRs  :-)    
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Trout@TLB on November 30, 2013, 11:46:53 AM
thats quite some intro, magic man!  Nice to see another ex serviceman :)  id did some comms in the CRE, but not anywhere close to what the RCS monkey's would have been doing!  Definitely need to hook you up with Riz and Stem to get some comm's brains together
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Magic Man on November 30, 2013, 11:59:19 AM
Cheerz Darren (Daz?)
Have met both Riz and Stem when I helped organise the Ring of Red.  Was a lot of fun, slightly embarrassing when I pulled my bike up alongside theirs lol
 
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: STEM on November 30, 2013, 08:03:35 PM
Hi ya Terry great to have you on the team. You could have been with us today as first part of the training at the FBOS first aid course. We are going to organise another soon so keep in touch. I'm sure we can put your comms skills to use as we are currently upgrading at the moment. If the mean time why not turn up on a few rides and study how we work.
 
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Mr Rizla on November 30, 2013, 08:36:53 PM
Hey Terry, welcome on board
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Weaver/LadyP on December 01, 2013, 01:12:24 PM
Hi Terry and welcome,
Proforma on the way to you.
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Magic Man on December 01, 2013, 02:06:42 PM
Hey Lady P,  (Give my best to 'Parker' lol)
Got the proforma, will be a delay in completing it but will get it back to you as soon as possible.
 
Haven't got the skills (yet) to be a rider but joining to hope I can help that awfully nice Mr Riz on the comms side.  Perhaps, as I get more experienced I'll be able to move on up to fully fledged USR (I look good in orange! I'm a motorsport marshall so can even provide my own ;-) )
 
Terry
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Weaver/LadyP on December 01, 2013, 02:20:34 PM
"Awfully nice Mr Riz"?  Can't be the one we know then!   ;D ;D
We will be sorting out a machine control day early next year so come along to that and see how you do.
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Magic Man on December 01, 2013, 02:37:38 PM
I will if I can bring my stabilisers ;-)
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Weaver/LadyP on December 01, 2013, 02:38:41 PM
I will if I can bring my stabilisers ;-)

No problem - how do you think I do it! :) :)
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: DJ Graham Smith on December 04, 2013, 12:44:20 PM
Welcome to the team Terry.


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Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Bob Stammers USR 49 on December 04, 2013, 12:52:32 PM
Welcome Terry, it's good to have you onboard :)
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Mr Rizla on December 04, 2013, 12:53:13 PM
Welcome to the team Terry.


dont make him too welcome, where's the hot choc and donuts.. :)
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: DJ Graham Smith on December 04, 2013, 02:06:09 PM

dont make him too welcome, where's the hot choc and donuts.. :)

Ken

I'm sure Terry will be supplying endless supplies at the ROR :) lol


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Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Magic Man on December 04, 2013, 02:10:20 PM
dont make him too welcome, where's the hot choc and donuts.. :)

I has cookies!  ;D ;)
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Mr Rizla on December 04, 2013, 02:41:34 PM
I has cookies!  ;D ;)
pictures a group of Tango's appearing from the bushes in an expectant huddle
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Weaver/LadyP on December 04, 2013, 03:27:02 PM
pictures a group of Tango's appearing from the bushes in an expectant huddle

No change there then!  :) :)
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Grandma on December 09, 2013, 08:37:24 AM
Hi my name is Tony and I live in Hastings. I have only been riding for 2 years now and use my bike to commute all year round. I heard of this group through the FB page on the M25 poppy ride (which intrigued me straight away and will attend). I just wanted to learn a bit more and see if I can be of any help even though with 2 small children I don't have bucket loads of free time (I wish). I ride with others from the forum Kent and Sussex bikers as much as i can, which I enjoy. Nice to do something other than just getting to and from work.
Hi Ant I am on Kent & Sussex Bikers too, gone very quiet (due to weather?)

I must admit though I believe I might be a little under qualified  :-\ . Was curioys what SERV that most people seem to be members of,  stands for?


Have met Ant as I also ride with Kent & Sussex when I have time, enjoyed a great ride with him  this time last year.
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Geordie Herbert on June 07, 2014, 10:35:45 AM
Hi everyone,


Being the newest Noobie/Beginner (delete as appropriate), I thought it best to introduce myself.  I was the "Young" officer who hosted the training day at Bordon and I was so impressed with you setup and outlook that I decided to join the team.  I have also joined the IAM and had my first Observed Ride with the Wey Valley Advanced Motorcycle Club ( it was a huge eye opener and I learnt a great deal in just one morning). Next I am off to Surrey Police for a Bike Safe day.


A bit about me - I have been riding for about 8 years and currently own a Yamaha XJ900 Diversion, luckily its that old that I don't mind dropping it. However I am in the process (or should that be cajoling/influencing my wife) of buying a newer model - would love to hear feedback on Sport Touring models.


I have been in the Army for 29 years and I will eventually leave the forces on June 2015 when I will be classed as too old! I have served with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers who fix, maintain and repair all equipment's in the Army  (Imagine the AA or the RAC with a gun). That's enough about me and I look forward to meeting you all very soon.


Geordie
   
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Mr Rizla on June 07, 2014, 10:45:53 AM
Welcome aboard, if you send a message to Weaver/Lady P she can get you on the books, look forward to seeing you soon, once you have full access to the forum you can read about upcoming events we are supporting and am sure we can sort out a mentor who can bring you up to speed.
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: TallGuy - USR11 on June 07, 2014, 11:00:01 AM
Welcome Geordie, was good to meet you and thanks for all your work at Bordon. I have been supplying you (REME) with kit to support your work for the past 20 years some of which you know only too well!

As for sports tourers, I would always recommend Honda for reliability and then is depends on money, intended use, leg length, and how mechanically minded you are which being REME I guess you won't mind doing a bit of tinkering, self servicing.
Title: New Rider Introductions
Post by: DJ Graham Smith on June 07, 2014, 12:02:35 PM
Welcome Geordie great to see you joined our team.

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Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Weaver/LadyP on June 07, 2014, 12:08:37 PM
Welcome aboard, if you send a message to Weaver/Lady P she can get you on the books, look forward to seeing you soon, once you have full access to the forum you can read about upcoming events we are supporting and am sure we can sort out a mentor who can bring you up to speed.


Riz = he is already on the books.  Also sorry but I modified your post as I do not want my full name and private e-mail address posted on the forum.
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Mr Rizla on June 07, 2014, 12:41:30 PM
my fault
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Weaver/LadyP on June 07, 2014, 12:46:15 PM
my fault

I know  :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Charlesm on September 13, 2014, 02:03:20 PM
Hi All

My name is Charles May and I have just passed my RoSPA test, thanks to my observer and fellow USR member Steve Hyde (USR54, ymfb on here).

I currently volunteer with Wessex 4x4 Response but as we normally only deploy during the winter months I have been looking for something similar that will get me out on the bike more during the rest of the year.

My current ride is a Triumph ST 1050 and hopefully I can make myself useful!
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Mr Rizla on September 13, 2014, 02:05:46 PM
welcome on board
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Charlesm on September 13, 2014, 03:53:51 PM
Thanks Mr Rizla.

What is the next step for a newbie such as myself please? I might be able to attend the ride on October 5th, Bournemouth to Wincanton if that would be appropriate?
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Mr Rizla on September 13, 2014, 03:56:48 PM
we need a police background check on u, if u not on there naughty list u not trying hard enough.. or send a pm to chris pine
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Charlesm on September 13, 2014, 04:14:29 PM
No worries, I have a recent certificate for that as I've just become a Postmaster. I'm in touch with Chris already so will send it over.

BTW, are all forum members required to pass the verification check each time they post, or does it stop once I have a certain number of posts?
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Mr Rizla on September 13, 2014, 04:23:48 PM
should only happen I thinkbfor 1dt 5 posts
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Charlesm on September 13, 2014, 04:35:22 PM
I was hoping you'd say something like that!
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Trout@TLB on September 18, 2014, 11:55:57 AM
we need a police background check on u, if u not on there naughty list u not trying hard enough.. or send a pm to chris pine

ooh, i'm on their list!
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Mr Rizla on September 18, 2014, 12:36:32 PM
ooh, i'm on their list!
what you on about, your actions started the list in the 1st place
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Ben on November 18, 2015, 07:13:36 PM
Hi all,


My name is Ben and I'm a motorcycle instructor for Phoenix motorcycle training so I'm colleagues of Wynne, Sarah and Johny. (I know I need help). I'm ERS trained and going on to advanced soon. Not sure what the next steps are but I'm sure I'll find out soon and I look forward to meeting you in the future  :)
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Mr Rizla on November 19, 2015, 12:43:27 PM
Welcome onboard

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Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: STEM on November 20, 2015, 10:03:43 PM
Welcome Mate. Hopefully you will be at the Phoenix Toy Run this year so we can meet up then


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Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Johny on November 27, 2015, 06:17:09 PM
Hi all,


My name is Ben and I'm a motorcycle instructor for Phoenix motorcycle training so I'm colleagues of Wynne, Sarah and Johny. (I know I need help). I'm ERS trained and going on to advanced soon. Not sure what the next steps are but I'm sure I'll find out soon and I look forward to meeting you in the future  :)

ll
And now a Grandad too.....
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: STEM on November 27, 2015, 06:23:32 PM
Fantastic congratulations


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Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Keith Williams on March 17, 2016, 06:40:38 PM
Hello All,


I've been in touch with Chris and have signed up with USR. Really looking forward to helping out as much as possible (and as work allows  :( [size=78%])[/size]


Currently riding a Triumph Tiger, that needs a bit of TLC after a stupid topple over after my foot slipped on some oil at a junction. Last weekend I had a jolly through France, Belgium, Germany and Luxembourg. Fortunately, foreign speak for 'can you help me lift my bike up' is pretty universal!


It would be great to meet up with an experienced USR member for a chat. I think Chris was going to point someone in my direction, but if anyone is nearby (Maidstone, Kent) it'd be great to meet up.


I've got Zello and Traccar setup on my phone & headset, so now need to look at some advanced training. I think the ERS looks best for me - does anyone know of a good ERS trainer in the Maidstone ish area?


Look forward to meeting you all in the future.
Cheers
Keith
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: TallGuy - USR11 on March 17, 2016, 06:49:42 PM
Keith might be worth looking at the IAM group KAMG, one of our former USRs is their chief observer.
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Magic Man on March 17, 2016, 09:50:25 PM
Look forward to seeing you in the 'big wide world' Keith :-)

Did my ERS with ART TRAINING (http://www.artmotorcycletraining.co.uk/)  really good guys.  Gave me the confidence to take it a step further (with me I'm going the IAM route but that's not, in any way, denigrating RoSPA - just IAM were nearer). 

Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Shaun C on June 16, 2016, 04:10:53 PM
Hi all,


My name is Shaun and have just joined :D


Where do I find out about meets and training days?


Kind regards
Shaun
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: RichyRich on June 17, 2016, 08:26:29 PM
Hello all
If you haven't guessed from my user name, I'm Richard, newbie. I'm down in Eastleigh Hampshire, am a local observer with the IAM, and ride a Beemer R1200RT.


Unlike a lot of people here, I don't ride for Serv. I'm not sure I'd be compus at work the next day! I don't know how you do it. As age creeps along, so my nights sleep seem to become more erratic, so perhaps it isn't as bad as I imagine.


I'm looking forward to accompanying some of you as I hopefully progress from associate to having an assigned number.

Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Mr Rizla on June 17, 2016, 08:50:52 PM
Welcome on board

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Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Magic Man on June 18, 2016, 10:46:57 AM
Welcome to Shaun and Richard. See you out there some time. :)

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Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: GraMac - 44/45 on July 19, 2016, 10:01:13 AM
Welcome to Shaun and Richard. See you at Basingstoke St Michaels Hospice Big wheel charity ride this Sunday 24 July. 8)
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Nigel-USR53-SAM/SERV on July 20, 2016, 09:15:21 PM
Hello all
If you haven't guessed from my user name, I'm Richard, newbie. I'm down in Eastleigh Hampshire, am a local observer with the IAM, and ride a Beemer R1200RT.


Unlike a lot of people here, I don't ride for Serv. I'm not sure I'd be compus at work the next day! I don't know how you do it. As age creeps along, so my nights sleep seem to become more erratic, so perhaps it isn't as bad as I imagine.


I'm looking forward to accompanying some of you as I hopefully progress from associate to having an assigned number.


Hi There im Nigel just up the road in Winchester  USR 53 any thing you want to know feel free to get in touch, and welcome
regards Nigel
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: RichyRich on July 21, 2016, 05:44:19 PM
Hi Nigel. Thanks very much for the offer. See you on Sunday.
Rich



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Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Rs2k_rider on September 21, 2016, 01:51:18 PM
Hi all.

My name is Bill and I'm from Dagenham .... I know I know, someone has to be :p

Anyway, been riding since 2009 on road and currently have a VFR800 vtec, previously having a 600 hornet.

I'm due to start work with east of England ambulance service shortly and train as a technician.

I would like to know more info on what's needed to join you on the road :) ?

Regards
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: TallGuy - USR11 on September 23, 2016, 05:34:50 PM
Hi all.

My name is Bill and I'm from Dagenham .... I know I know, someone has to be :p

Anyway, been riding since 2009 on road and currently have a VFR800 vtec, previously having a 600 hornet.

I'm due to start work with east of England ambulance service shortly and train as a technician.

I would like to know more info on what's needed to join you on the road :) ?

Regards

Bill, to join us on the road you need to hold or have a commitment to obtain an advanced rider qualification (e.g. IAM or RoSPA). From there you are inducted (it's not painful) as an associate rider. After having participated in a number of events where you will be assessed, undertaken a FBoS (or equivalent) first aid course and a USR training day, if deemed suitable you are elevated to full USR status.

Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Magic Man on September 23, 2016, 05:46:51 PM
Then when you've joined us, you're fair game and your problems really start ;-)

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Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: GraMac - 44/45 on September 23, 2016, 09:06:48 PM
Welcome Bill.
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Nigel-USR53-SAM/SERV on September 24, 2016, 05:49:04 PM
Then when you've joined us, you're fair game and your problems really start ;-)

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yes and make sure your battery is FULLY CHARGED at all times lol
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Rs2k_rider on September 25, 2016, 07:20:59 PM
Ah I have power banks to make sure phone battery should stay full :) hopefully lol !!
Need to get USB wired into bike for charge lead or a 12v outlet I can plug adapter into. Not got around to it yet :(

Also, just done the rubber on bike - noticed my right fork is leaking !  Have bits to do them apart from seal driver for 43mm forks !  Was going to change the oil and seals anyway but going to have to try this week now :(
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Rs2k_rider on September 27, 2016, 05:12:00 PM
Fork seals all done :) did them for first time today, hope they hold ! :-/ new oil and seals on both.
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Jamie M USR29 on November 23, 2016, 06:08:38 PM
Hello All,

I'm Jamie, been riding for 5 years on my trusty CBF600 and stuck 60,000 miles on it. Currently doing my IAM and also training to become a CBT and eventually DAS instructor. Looking forward to being able to volunteer with USR and hope to get involved as soon as I can. I don't have any first aid training but am keen to address that however best recommended.

Any pointers on what I would be best doing to get involved would be much appreciated.
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Charlesm on November 25, 2016, 10:50:12 AM
Hi Jamie

Welcome to the forum and USR's.

There's a couple of toy runs coming up which you are welcome to attend to see how you get on. In the new year I expect there will be a first aid course run so you might be best waiting for that.

Good luck with your IAM and I hope to meet you soon on a ride.
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: BryanBlencowe on January 31, 2018, 10:40:42 PM
Hey All,
I'm Bryan found my love for the tarmac again after quite a few years off it. I ride a Honda NT700.
Currently ride as a volunteer for a few animals charity's in a role I'm told should be described as Roadside Animal Recovery. In short I get called to many deceased and injured domestic animals on the roads where I can stabilize if needed. Most of by work is recovery where I carry Mobile Microchip scanner and can ID at the roadside and transport and reunite with there owners for closure.

I was off the road due to being bitten by the Devil that is PTSD and Anxiety and although i will never be rid of these demons i have found that I can channel the overactive mind into logical problem solving and crisis management.


Currently working towards my IAM and also started training as a CFR (community first responder) although they are not yet too convinced about using a bike in this role, i will change their minds I'm sure and where is a better place for a mobile defibrillator then on a motorcycle in our built up areas.

Look forward to meet you all, although deep inside I will be nervous as hell the first time...

Humor - well it's a bit dark to be honest but i have been told that its key requirement in USR's.
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Charlesm on February 03, 2018, 09:31:47 PM
Welcome Bryan, your work with the animal charities sounds very interesting and I can see your point about transporting a defib on a bike for the CFRs, it'll be interesting to see how that pans out.


Where are you based?
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: BryanBlencowe on February 03, 2018, 09:32:41 PM
Welcome Bryan, your work with the animal charities sounds very interesting and I can see your point about transporting a defib on a bike for the CFRs, it'll be interesting to see how that pans out.


Where are you based?
Farnham Surrey sir

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Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Charlesm on February 03, 2018, 09:36:34 PM
Nice part of the world, I used to deliver wine to the Oddbins in Farnham many moons ago!


You'll be well placed for many of the events that USRs get involved in although we come from all over the South. Have you filled in the contact form online?


https://www.unitysupportriders.org/contact-us/
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: BryanBlencowe on February 03, 2018, 09:43:50 PM
Nice part of the world, I used to deliver wine to the Oddbins in Farnham many moons ago!


You'll be well placed for many of the events that USRs get involved in although we come from all over the South. Have you filled in the contact form online?


https://www.unitysupportriders.org/contact-us/
Wow oddbins was a while back. Used to get me a packet of Branigans Beef and Mustard crisps and cider for an evening in the park.

I sure have.
Picture of the bike too.
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Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Charlesm on February 05, 2018, 05:27:40 PM
Sorry for the slow reply, work has got in the way!


The bike certainly stands out and the concept is not one I've come across before but I can see the need for it. I'm sure its appreciated by the owners of the pets you recover although it must be very emotional at times as well. Hopefully the USR jobs will be a bit of light relief!


I look forward to meeting you in person in due course, I try to get to a range of different events through the year although prefer the cycle-based ones if possible. If you have any questions about anything feel free to ask either on here or when we meet, I'm USR06 and ride a blue/silver FJR.
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Charlesm on February 25, 2018, 05:50:54 PM
Hi Bryan


Will you be attending the social/training ride on 11 March? It is open to anyone interested in becoming a USR and so would be a good one for you to attend. Details:


Leave Oakdene Café, [/size]London Rd, Wrotham, Sevenoaks TN15 7RR at 1030 and finish at Rykas Café, Old London Rd, Box Hill, Mickleham, Dorking RH5 6BY.
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Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: BryanBlencowe on February 25, 2018, 07:29:31 PM
Hi Bryan


Will you be attending the social/training ride on 11 March? It is open to anyone interested in becoming a USR and so would be a good one for you to attend. Details:


Leave Oakdene Café, [/size]London Rd, Wrotham, Sevenoaks TN15 7RR at 1030 and finish at Rykas Café, Old London Rd, Box Hill, Mickleham, Dorking RH5 6BY.
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It's in my diary Sir.

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Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Charlesm on March 06, 2018, 10:16:22 AM
Hi Bryan


Unfortunately after all that a work commitment has scuppered my chance to attend on Sunday.


I hope you have a good ride and look forward to meeting you soon.


Charles.
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Matt on March 23, 2018, 01:29:30 PM
Hi All
Just I should probably introduce myself as I'm out tomorrow with everyone. I've been riding since i was 16 (37 now) although I had an 8 year gap in between where I bought a campervan for some reason and couldn't justify both that and the bike to the misses. Since having kids the camper wasn't big enough so sold that, bought a trailer and a bigger tent and then an old F650 to get back into biking. I did my BikeSafe course on that and then bought myself a Tiger 800XC and proceeded to do my RoSPA which I passed in September. A few weeks ago I was in Ireland doing my WEMT with WEMSI and decided I really wanted to give something back, local SAR in the area isn't massively active and I saw the USR and sent an email off straight away.


Anyway enough of me rambling. Hopefully see some of you tomorrow for the BHF ride.


Matt
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: BryanBlencowe on March 23, 2018, 01:33:23 PM
Hi All
Just I should probably introduce myself as I'm out tomorrow with everyone. I've been riding since i was 16 (37 now) although I had an 8 year gap in between where I bought a campervan for some reason and couldn't justify both that and the bike to the misses. Since having kids the camper wasn't big enough so sold that, bought a trailer and a bigger tent and then an old F650 to get back into biking. I did my BikeSafe course on that and then bought myself a Tiger 800XC and proceeded to do my RoSPA which I passed in September. A few weeks ago I was in Ireland doing my WEMT with WEMSI and decided I really wanted to give something back, local SAR in the area isn't massively active and I saw the USR and sent an email off straight away.


Anyway enough of me rambling. Hopefully see some of you tomorrow for the BHF ride.


Matt
Hey Matt I'm a recent newb too. Also attending tomorrow so will meet you then sir. Welcome!

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Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: STEM on March 23, 2018, 03:59:47 PM
Hey Matt I'm a recent newb too. Also attending tomorrow so will meet you then sir. Welcome!

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Welcome Matt.

Have a great first day out and remember Chris Pine always buys the Teas

STEM
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Dobin on March 19, 2019, 08:04:02 PM
Thanks for letting me join your group.
My name is Sid Collyer / Dobin. I have been trying to meet up with you all from August last year but things got busy. 
I became an IAM Observer for TVAM and the meeting dates have just clashed each time.
It will be great to finally meet you all at Kempton Park this Sunday. 
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Mr Rizla on March 19, 2019, 09:56:04 PM
Welcome to the group Sid/Dobin, this weekend's ride is a good one to see the operation in action

Cheers
Ken

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Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: tactical-panda on June 02, 2019, 04:50:11 AM
Hi everyone, my name is Allan Benson, I live in Bideford, North Devon. I currently ride a Suzuki DL650 V-Strom and I have been a motorcyclist for over 40 years. I am keen and willing to learn - even at my age!
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Charlesm on June 04, 2019, 09:59:13 PM
Hi Allan


Welcome to the forum and the group. Its a complete coincidence but with another hat on I was staying in Bideford on Friday and Saturday just gone, it was a tour organised by the Bellringing Motorcyclists and we had a fantastic time. You certainly live in a beautiful area and lovely town!


Back to the USRs and I hope to meet you soon at a future event. Currently most of what we do is based around the London/SE area but we are slowly spreading further west and who knows, may start to get some more events in the South West as numbers grow in this area.



Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: dlchatel on July 27, 2019, 03:04:25 PM
Hi newbie here, but looking at some of the names, it could be that some of you were on the old LB site.

I'm a born and bred Londoner, and looking to become part of the Unity family.
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Moto Garry on October 03, 2019, 10:11:24 PM
Hello everyone
My name is Garry, just about to start out on my USR training.
I am an IAM member with TVAM, have been a moto marshal with the NEG for 7 years and was the Chief Marshal for the Reading Toy Run for 8 years with 144 moto marshals reporting to me.
I've marshalled cycle races, cycling sportives, motorcycle convoys and half marathons.
Always willing to learn more and looking for the next challange.
Garry
Title: Re: New Rider Introductions
Post by: Mr Rizla on October 13, 2019, 09:27:54 PM
Welcome to the gang