Hi Netriders! 37 and figured I'd better get the mid-life crisis rolling. Got my L's a month ago birthday present to myself and bought my first bike today! 2003 BMW F650CS Scarver. I'm not a small bloke, so the bigger engine made sense, but the GS models I'd been looking at were a bit too intimidating for a day 1 learner. The CS came up at the right price, so today the cash went down - but don't get it until Thursday. Like others have written, I plan on some empty car parks and industrial estates on the weekend, and looking forward to the day I can ride comfortably on any road. Hope to attend some rides when the time is right.