Hello to all and sundry, my name is Tim. I've checked out a few threads on here as my brother posts links to them in emails and what not, but I though now might be a good time to join. I'm not currently riding as yet, but I will be going for my L's early next year. The story goes like this. My brother bought a bike last year, which will be handed on to his lovely wife very shortly when he get's his new one (a 2011 Kawasaki 650RL ABS if his signature is to be believed) and he kept pestering me about when I was going to get my license and bike. So I made a deal with him. If I can beat my diabetes without medication, I'll join him. Well, my blood sugar is down consistently under 10 (down from 16-1 so it looks like I'm on my way! :biker: I'm not sure what bike I'm going to get at this stage, but I'm sure I'll get all sorts of cool advice from the learned folks of the Netrider Forum. Looking forward to being a part of the group. All the best, Tim.