joining a new forum can cause mixed feelings, is it cliquey? are the members nice? are they idiots? will they accept me? what did you expect when you joined up and is it what you thought? I had no preconceived ideas but what I was confronted with was a group of super friendly, helpful, smart, funny people. everyone here makes this a great place. as a result I have ridden more and my bike interest has increased massively in the last few months. even got myself a new bike in the process. winner! I do think it is important for established members to welcome the new Netriders, we all love to chat and post up so please spend a little time saying hi to the new recruits. Mouth and the mods you lot do a sterling job - thank you! I don't want this to be a 'nodding thread' but who cares if it is, right!?