Hi, I'm John and I've been reading the forums for a month now. Great advice for the newbie, it helped big time when looking for gear (first) and then bike. I'm now completely encased in cordura, soft armour, kevlar and fibreglass, and am happy about it because when I went out for my first road ride on Saturday I was sh1tt1n bricks. At 44, L plater, no experience, survival is the instinct. I sat on pretty much every 250 in the eastern suburbs and took a few for a ride. Ended up buying a FZX250 zeal, 99 and very clean. Sunday was the big day out with HART to Toolangi, what a great way to start. Riding in the group up those roads, through the bends, plenty of support and advice, sensational. So now I'm hooked, I'll see you out there.