Hi, I've been lurking a couple of weeks and it's time to say hello. You all seem like a great bunch of people, so much diversity. I was bitten by the bug when I rode my Aunts little Honda on her property at about 10 yo, not far, only a few times but I loved it. At around 25 I got my L's and bought a 98 GPX, it was a great bike to learn on and I got my P plates. I did something stupid on it and got a $2500 fine, didn't matter that I couldn't pay it because the bike was stolen a few weeks later, so bye bye licence. Got my car licence back, after a lot of saving, then had 2 little boys. They're 9 and 10 now and I got my L's back in February. I think they messed up because I only had to do the written test, but I'm not complaining. A few weeks ago I was feeling down while driving and a bike passed me. I impulsively went to the first bike shop I came to, and pretty much bought the first bike I saw. I ended up with a brand new Benelli Bn 302, heavier than the GPX but I'm starting to feel more confident on it. I really should have thought it through and shopped around but I'm actually happy with my choice, still not sure about the colour though. I had kind of outgrown the GPX, although I'd own one again in a heartbeat. It took me Sydney to Melbourne and back in comfort. One thing that concerns me is that cell phones weren't such a big thing in the late 90's, scary to be riding when so many people have their heads in their phones. Looking forward to getting to know my bike and getting to know you guys.