In the Dark Midst of a Melbourne Winter: Day 1 – Light the fire, get out Photo Albums, open a Red and reminisce on many a past 2-wheeled adventure. Day 2 – Get out all old GP tapes of Phillip Island, turn surround sound up real LOUD & pretend to be there once again… Day 3 – Surf internet and drawl over the latest sports bike models. Even find a downloadable file just so you can HEAR that V-Twin purrrrrrr Day 4 – Go ‘window shopping’ with Helmet in hand – just to look like you MIGHT buy that alluring Red machine. Day 5 – Get down to the model shop & buy every Sport bike kit-set you can find, use the kitchen table as an assembly point, and the lounge as a racetrack – brm brm Day 6 – Put on the Leathers, Helmet, Gloves. Walk out to garage, start her up and just sit there with your eyes closed – pretending to be out there… Day 7 – Have a Revelation – there just might be, could there be, YES there is. Find ‘NetRider’ site. See that others share the passion. Find out were to go for wet weather gear. Get advice on technique and encouragement for confidence. Garage now empty.