Well I've been on here for a couple of weeks now, I should probably make one of these introduction threads. I decided to get into bikes on a bit of a whim. I don't think I was that interested in motorcycles growing up, to be honest and even up until 4 months ago, I had no plans to get my motorcycle license. The main change in that time was moving from Adelaide to a much smaller place in Sydney. With no room for my own car, and seeing so many bikes around (itâ€™s a shock coming from Adelaide where I rarely saw any), I joked that the only thing that I could fit here would be a motorcycle. Later that night, I thought, â€œMaybe thatâ€™s not so silly...â€ and started to do a bit of research and discovered that itâ€™s extremely cheap to get your license here. $73 compared to $300+ in Adelaide. So even if I didnâ€™t like it, itâ€™s a cheap little exercise. So I started looking in to bikes. Again, 3 months ago I knew there were cruisers, dirt bikes and sports bikes but that was about the extent of my knowledge. Then I started searching and discovered naked bikes and fell in love =P~ So after about a few weeks of looking at bikes and soaking up all that knowledge (â€œoh, that stuff is called fairingâ€, â€œwow, cafÃ© racers look awesomeâ€, â€œyes, crashing without the gear on would be like taking a belt sander to your skinâ€), I decided to book in for the training. The soonest I could book in was about 2 months after that and in that time, I got my dad back in to riding (he hadnâ€™t owned a bike in about 10 years, but picked up a nice GS500 and has been loving it), and managed to find a VTR250 for myself (colours are more flamboyant than I would have liked, but the price was too good to say no). Anyway, got my Ls a week and a half ago, on the 15th. Reading all the tips and people sharing their experiences on here, I knew what to expect and it wasn't too much trouble - so, thanks! Had a couple of short rides that weekend and this weekend just passed. Today I was feeling a more confident and had my first trip up to Pie in the Sky. Getting better at cornering now, but need to work on my take off. I stalled it about 5 times trying to leave from Pie in the Sky, because I was on a slope Iâ€™ll have to try and make it down to one of the Sydney Learner sessions one Sunday... I donâ€™t think Iâ€™m comfortable enough to ride through that much traffic just yet, though. Anyway, here's a shot from my first non-just-around-the-block ride, down to the Berowra Waters ferry.