G'day everyone. Great forum, it has already answered many of my questions - Thanks to the bloke that rides a cruiser who told me about it out the front of the Elizabeth Street bike shops a few weeks ago. Anyway I'm Mark and I'm in Pascoe Vale South in Melbourne. I got my Ls about a month ago, and got my first bike about two weeks ago. I decided to take a gamble with the new Yamaha Scorpio. It was as cheap or cheaper than half of the 2nd hand bikes I was looking at, so I grabbed one - I know it's nothing special, just a simple bike that's easy to ride (which is what I was after for my first bike). I haven't even put 100km on it yet! Living on very busy roads (also relatively unfamiliar roads for me - I only moved into the area a few months ago) and the current wet weather hasn't made it too inviting for a learner! If anyone in the area is ever up for a slowish local ride let me know, even if you're another learner. I'm not after tuition or anything, just someone to ride with! I've read the threads about the group rides, but I don't think I'm ready for that yet. I think I may have seen the St. Kilda ride last Thursday from my car. At about 21:30 I was waiting at the lights on Sydney Road at the Bell Street intersection (Coburg) and about 50 bikes (that's what it seemed liked!) rode along Bell St travelling west towards the freeway. Would that have been you guys? Anyway I hope to meet up with plenty of you over the coming years - I only have one friend that rides, and that's on the 50cc scooter that is currently broken! I noticed that there is a Sunday coffee night in Preston, I will have to come along to that some time. Anyway sorry about the excess of words - Late at night and too much coffee! Mark.