I'd like to say hi and introduce myself. I am returning to riding 5 years after a near death experience in France (I ended up on the wrong side of the road at 100km/hr and missed an oncoming Scania truck by 20cm before hitting a bluestone wall head on). I've attended a few of the Thursday and Tuesday rides, the first and most memorable one being Dec last year- a Thursday MR with six other riders to Kinglake on a cold, wet and windy night. This trial by fire (I have never rode confidently in the wet until after that night) confirmed that the Netrider community is one where I can learn new skills, meet like minds and burn around on my Bandit 600 in relative safety (as compared to solo riding). A hearty thanks to those that I have already met and ridden with. And hi to all those who I hope to ride with. Rock on Netriders! Ed.