Hi all, I'm Maree from Melbourne. Have had my learners since January and was looking after someones Vespa for 6 months which was great as I couldn't afford a bike for ages and it was a great way to get used to a two-wheel vehicle on the road with traffic, round abouts and tram lines (bane of my existence). Now looking to upgrade to a motorbike for the following reasons: 1. Bikes are more exiting than scooters 2. I want to ride further- my boyfriend lives in Ferntree Gully (outer east) and I live in Avondale Heights (inner west). Obviously a scooter isn't going to cut it. 3. My ****box car has carked it and I refuse to drive it anymore so I need another vehicle to get around. Public transport isn't doing it for me. Looking forward to meeting other motorbike enthusiasts (none of my friends ride or would even consider it.) Would also love to find other women who ride and learn about their experiences. Maybe even find people to ride with when I eventually get mine. Wow I wrote an essay, oops.