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Canberra Scootergals are go

By johnboy 8 August 2008 42

The following in from the Canberra Scootergals:

    With an increase of over six percent in motorcycle and scooter sales in the last six months due to petrol prices at an all time high, Canberra is becoming more populated with scooter riders who prefer the easy commute to work, along with ‘no hassle’ parking.

    Now there is a new all female scooter group beginning in Canberra, cheekily named ‘Scootergals’.

    Tess Ryan, Scootergals founder said, “We aim to encourage fresh, new riders who may feel intimidated by joining established clubs, and who want to begin their passion within a female oriented environment.

    “We wish to provide a community for more experienced riders, to welcome other women to the joys of scootering.

    “Our aim is to be fresh, feminist, feisty and fun, to enjoy a democratic community that enables scooters of all descriptions from 50cc up the chance to ride within Canberra and its surroundings.”

    The Scootergals vision is to hold regular rides and tours, encompassing things other than scootering, and with a ‘retro’ feel. We also wish to further educate female ‘Scootergals’, with training on better riding practice and safety skills, and regular maintenance and mechanic nights. All of this shall be in a fun, community atmosphere.

    The Scootergals first event details as follows

    Time 11:00am
    Date Sunday 7th September
    Location Debacle, 30 Lonsdale St, Braddon

    Come along for brunch, meet new people and head out for a ride.

    If you would like more information regarding Scootergals, you can contact them through their email address scootergals@y7mail.com. We also have a facebook page.

Tess promises a Hooters on Scooters charity calendar real soon now.

[Photography by Steve McGrory]


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PBO 11:38 am 13 Aug 08

Skidbladnir said :

PBO said :

Oooh, an all female Rebels. Gotta love it.

Will they have their own compound in Queanbeyan?
And loyalty tests?

I would run their fluffy pink gauntlet.

scootergal 1:22 pm 11 Aug 08

Fair enough. I love anything on two wheels with something other than my hopelees legs to propell me. :O)

If you have to go to stay-upright to learn to ride it, its a real bike. The LAW says that.

Skidbladnir 12:52 pm 11 Aug 08

PBO said :

Oooh, an all female Rebels. Gotta love it.

Will they have their own compound in Queanbeyan?
And loyalty tests?

PBO 12:36 pm 11 Aug 08

Oooh, an all female Rebels. Gotta love it.

johnboy 12:22 pm 11 Aug 08

Careful….

It’s only inclusive of Sepi if it’s a turn on to her.

Danman 12:21 pm 11 Aug 08

Yes, lets go back to the Hooters on scooters idea, although I really don’t want to be called sexist by posting this!!

Happy to pose for some pictures, Ill supply my hooters if you supply a scooter 🙂

johnboy 12:05 pm 11 Aug 08

Isn’t that why they also call scooters step-through’s?

step-through != real bike IMHO.

scootergal 12:04 pm 11 Aug 08

Well how do you differentiate between Scooters and Motorcycles?? I hate it when people say ‘real bikes’. Mine is a real bike!!! :o)

TAGLINE , as I am also interested in Motorcycling – Comment by Scootergal, August 2008.

Thumper 11:33 am 11 Aug 08

I’d like an XVS650…

Oh well, I can dream…

scootergal 11:29 am 11 Aug 08

Thanks for that Madman, and keep me informed as I would love to support that! I have also spoken to Girls on The Move (GOTM) about having some sort of affilliation, as I am also interested in Motorcycling.

(My dream is to eventually own a Ducati!!)

Madman 7:48 pm 10 Aug 08

Gungahlin Al said :

Sorry Mael but I don’t recall seeing any biking articles in recent times.
And like Madman, I’ve been on the receiving end of nasty stuff while riding.
I had a ZZR and was slammed from behind while turning into my driveway by a car doing 80.
Which reminds me – if you have a Gear Sack rack – get rid of it – damn thing almost broke my back. Swear by back armour!

Took 6 years of something like 10 hours a week in the gym and yoga and pilates and heaps of hurting to rehabilitate my back.

Got myself a big loud Dragstar that yelled out “stay the f@#k away from me” – smartest move a biker can make (other than giving them up I guess…).

Thanks for that, I’ve been thinking about getting one – I’ll stick with my backpack!

Scootergal, I’d be happy to help support with a breast cancer do, but just make sure it doesn’t coincide with the national Pink Ribbon Ride which is done every year on 19th October which is run in Canberra by the Women’s International Motorcycle Association of ACT.

🙂

Gungahlin Al 12:25 pm 10 Aug 08

PS: good on you Tess for spreading the word. Enjoy your group – biking together can be a great social activity.

Gungahlin Al 12:24 pm 10 Aug 08

Sorry Mael but I don’t recall seeing any biking articles in recent times.
And like Madman, I’ve been on the receiving end of nasty stuff while riding.
I had a ZZR and was slammed from behind while turning into my driveway by a car doing 80.
Which reminds me – if you have a Gear Sack rack – get rid of it – damn thing almost broke my back. Swear by back armour!

Took 6 years of something like 10 hours a week in the gym and yoga and pilates and heaps of hurting to rehabilitate my back.

Got myself a big loud Dragstar that yelled out “stay the f@#k away from me” – smartest move a biker can make (other than giving them up I guess…).

@bigred I’ve been thinking of a stormtrooper uniform for my black px200

Glad if anybody knows anybody from the Canberra legion pass on that I’d like to loan me a suit for a photo opportunity until I manage to purchase one.

bigred 9:38 am 10 Aug 08

but part of me supports limited skirt on scooters. It enlivens my commute. Makes me want to think about getting a pink vespa, like the one I saw at Motocentral a few weeks back. Lemme see, 180 cm odd tall 100kg male in full battle gear on a 120 odd kilo vehicle may look hilarious.

Thumper 8:48 am 10 Aug 08

I’ll chuck some bucks in for cancer awareness. Organise it and they will come…

johnboy 7:24 am 10 Aug 08

I think Sepi will be offended no matter what we do, so we may as well have fun.

scootergal 12:40 am 10 Aug 08

Yes, lets go back to the Hooters on scooters idea, although I really don’t want to be called sexist by posting this!!
I thought it might be a good idea to do something for charity, possibly for breast cancer or something like that.
I’ll be Miss December, that way I can cover up in a Santas elf costume…

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