Dear new riders. Rides aren't the only way to meet new riders. There are a few "coffee" nights around where you can meet new riders and start making new riding friends. Check out the events forum for your state. https://netrider.net.au/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=94 You might be shy, you might think you have nothing to offer, you might think it's a clique... well, all you have to do is rock up and say, "Hi, are you netriders?" and you're in. It's not all bike talk and it's not all coffee. It's folks that ride getting together to shoot the breeze, share (tall) stories and grab a bite to eat. Get socialising - Netrider, Connecting riders.