• Name: Steve (Spider) Webb, born in Subiaco WA. Father had a WLA Harley with a wooden floor board sidecar in the 50’s, rolled it coming home from work.  Bought a 650 BSA Golden Flash after the Harley and gave up riding as the kids (me) grew up. 

  • Occupation: Fitter Turner, Navy Technical Instructor teaching apprentices and adult trainees, Quality Manager in Guided Weapons Maintenance and Explosive Ordnance at Defence Establishment Orchard Hills, Safety Manager in a plumbing business, now semi retired as a Management Representative in Water Cart business.

  • You live at?: Penrith NSW

  • What bike(s) do you ride?:  Had Yamaha 650 special before I got married. Later on in life bought a HD Softail 118000ks , Road King 45000ks & V Rod 43000ks - now Indian Roadmaster 37000ks to date and very happy.

  • Do you have a favourite ride, destination?:  1. - West Coast USA: LA San Francisco-Reno-Yosamite-Death Valley-Vegas-LA on a Road King,  2 - Vegas-Utah-Wyoming-South Dakota-Sturgis-Mt Rushmore-Minnisota-Wisconson-Chicago, Illinois on a Street Glide, 3 - Route 66: Ohio-Nebraska-Colorado-Vegas on a Ultra Glide,  4 - Seattle-Canadian Rockies-Montana-Yellowstone-Seattle on an Indian Roadmaster. Travelled approx 14,000 kms in USA. Hired bikes through Eaglerider.  

  • Favourite rides in Australia - 1 - Bylong Way from Penrith, Denman, Rylstone, Lithgow, and back to Penrith or 2 - Taralga via Oberon, Goulburn & Penrith, 3 - Snowy Mt., 4 - Tassie and 5 - Great Ocean Rd..

  • Any plans or rides coming up that are pretty exciting?: San Francisco, Lake Tahao, Reno, Monument Valley,

  • Vegas, and back to San Fran. Locally, looking at an Alice run if I get permission or where ever the road takes me

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  • Have you added or upgraded anything on your bike and if so what. Has it been a beneficial add you would recommend? From new had stage 1 kit fitted (air cleaner and pipes). Later removed catalytic converter, fitted Stage 2 cams, removed top box and front leg cowling, like the extra grunt but runs a bit rough, has a few flat spots. looking at the 116, but will wait till they iron out the bugs.

  • Besides you and your Indian, What else keeps you busy : ( hobbies, family , etc) Retirement,  My best friend, my wife, and her love for travel. Need to return to USA 

  • Name: Tony Smith

  • Occupation: IT Consultant

  • You live  : Victoria

  • What bike(s) do you ride?: 2015 Indian Roadmaster

  • Do you have a favourite ride, destination?: Woodend Victoria as I have an interest in a pub/brewery there.

  • Any plans or rides coming up that are pretty exciting?: Riding with a group to the Gold Coast in July.  Doing Route 66 in USA next year with some mates.

  • Have you added or upgraded anything on your bike and if so what. Has it been a beneficial add you would recommend? Just added a back rest which has been excellent. Have a few gadgets like GPS & dash cam also

  • Besides you and your Indian, What else keeps you busy :  Do a bit of push bike riding with my wife. But mostly enjoy going for ride on the Roadmaster with guys & gals from the forum.

  • Name: David j Digby 

  • Occupation: Driver to earn money to ride more..

 

  • You live at:     PERTH W.A

  • What bike(s) do you ride?: Indian Road Master Elite  (previous Springfield Blue Vintage 2014 Indian

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  • How long have you been riding, your first bike? 40 years with a break.. first bike Honda cb250n came back to riding 8 years ago. 

 

  • Do you have a favourite ride, destination?: Favorite ride so far was Adelaide to Tasmania with roads through the Snowy Mountains being my favorite. Having clocked 54,000kls on my last Indian in just over 2 years i,m looking forward to even more miles on my new baby Miss Tennessee Sapphire. . 

 

  • Any plans or rides coming up that are pretty exciting?: Up n coming big one is Route 66 in 2020, and possibly Around Australia trip in 2019..  

 

  • Have you added or upgraded anything on your bike and if so what. Has it been a beneficial add you would recommend? Add ons to the Elite are stage 2,s and Custom seat,, absolutely recommend the seat.. 

 

  • Besides you and your Indian, What else keeps you busy : ( hobbies, family , etc) Movie buff, Music, 

Ok well my name is Vanessa Archer I'm 49, 5ft 2",I'm a Wattyl Solver Paints store manager been in the paint industry 33 years, I live in Perth W.A., local girl I own a 2016 Scout customised, I've been riding ever since I was 8  Dad and I would ride through the the hills of Perth and all the surrounding Dams in the hills.

 

I have been riding for 40 years on and off in between having children, (that was 2 years) was even riding at 6 months pregnant, I owned scramble bikes, loved the bush and track riding, my first real road bike was a Honda VT250 , then a Honda Shadow 750, and for Mothers Day 2006 My Partner Fern bought me a Yamaha XVS1100 , cobra pipes the works, but my Dream bike was always going to be an Indian one day, I think the Indian Dealer over East was getting fed up with persistent calls/ messages, "when's Perth getting a dealership? Are we ever getting a Indian Store in Perth! Well we got one at last, we went in planning to by 1 Scout came away with 2 mine had to have spokes, Matt Black lots of grunge extras, Fern my partners had to be shiny black and chrome, we got to the point we had 5 bikes 3 had to go!

 

I love my bike I've never loved a bike as much as this bike I want to ride even more! 

 

I've also added Mother Road custom tooled tractor seat nice springy ride great for my lower back and Saddle bags, I fitted all those myself, then I wrapped my pipes added Bassani slip on pipes, sounds great, I love the olé school look, so the longer width handle bars Aeromack Retro, had to be ordered and grips, now she's looking great, a led head light added more black! Might be my mid life crises I'd say! My favourite rides are fast ones, love the highway rides open her up, and the winding roads and tight corners, that the hills offer, the Scout hugs those corners very well and the balance and handling is unreal, shes quick nimble and has to be the most balanced and road hugging bike, I get many compliments where ever I go, we've been on some great rides with Friends alike and our Indian Shop meet ups, we've made many new friends a great community , hope to be riding down South on my next Annual leave break Busselton Southern regions of WA, besides my love of riding I'm a keen gardener love to be outside toiling away, adore my animals the 2 dogs and many birds, and what did I really want on Mother's Day? I actually wanted to go riding and I did! I also bought my Partner Fern a 2017 Chief Dark horse, Another one of my favourite bikes too!

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