It seems some of these threads are as stale as law n order polikix in Queensland et al. So this is a general current thread so feel free to butt in, digress, whatever. I've just bailed from Melbourne for a quieter less frantic locale, in country Vic. I've been riding for about 35 years now, and my better half is just learning from scratch. Right now our rides are at the mechanics getting serviced. But once that's done by Wednesday (fingers crossed) we're looking forward to exploring the roads. Any suggestions of good learner friendly stretches of tar and gravel within a 2 hour radius of Wodonga would be appreciated. My current ride, the XV1100 is the outcome of needing to relax, slow down and not be in a racer crouch anymore. Such is age, and be warned whippersnappers, it happens to everyone. Ha Ha Ha lol.