Just picked up my first bike yesterday, bought it from a bloke just around the corner so the ride home wasn't far. Probably took me all of 90 seconds. Bike is a black 2007 Honda VTR250. Originally purchased in May 2007, only has 695 km on it! Brand new! Got a good price too, I think. Went for my first ride this afternoon around a few back streets and I can see it's going to take some time before I'm really comfortable riding a bike on the road. Stalled a couple times (Coogee is very hilly), no drops or scares though. Only rode for a little under an hour, but hopefully I can get up early tomorrow and get a few hours in on some quieter-than-usual roads.