Hi Everyone, I've been meaning to introduce myself for a while but wasn't sure what to say in the intro. I'm 35 and from Sydney and love bikes. Technically i'm a beginner on motorbikes as I've only been riding with a license for 2 years. Prior to being licensed on motorised 2 wheels, I've had some fun on mopeds and used to do a lot of downhill mountainbiking. Getting my license was spurred on by changing jobs and trying to commute on Parramatta Road with a pushbike. Needless to say, the amount of abuse I copped was hilarious. I needed something faster that could keep up with traffic. I have now ditched cars altogether. I find them impractical if you work and live in Sydney, plus the mountain of parking fines was the nail in the coffin. What no one told me was that being on a motorcycle was going to be so much fun. Who needs meditation or relaxation retreats? Get on the bike and zen out. Now I ride 7 days a week for work and play. I has been a smooth sailing journey so far. I have a Honda CBF250 as my main ride. The CBF250 is totally amazing, considering it's only a 250 single it has worked flawlessly and even took me to phillip island and back without a hitch. I kept up with my mates on 650 and 1300cc bikes no worries. Trying to upgrade though has been a bit of a drama. I tried to purchase a Buell XB12ss and that's been tragic. I've posted part of my experiences in the dealers section and I'll update that thread soon. I'd like to thank all the riders out there that have waved to me while riding effectively welcoming me to an incredible world. I look forward to riding everyday rain hail or shine and will try to as long as I can. I would also like to thank all those that take time to post and reply to questions from those of us who aren't as knowledgeable as you. I look forward to reading and posting on this site and perhaps I can join in on some of the drink nights that go on. therock ps: big fan of the rock hence the avatar.