Hi Netriders, I've been browsing for a few weeks and have enjoyed the friendly banter on this site - very amusing - who needs TV? But I do have one question. Do any of you work? My dogs aren't getting walked, the dinners haven't been cooked and forget the cleaning. This site is so addictive. I don't have much of a life, but now I can say I don't have one full stop. My name is Jen and I'm 35. I live in Albert Park - before it became overrun with 4WDs, BMWs and footballers wives (no offence intended - unless you are a footballers wife!). I've been on my Ls for a couple of months and finally bought a VTR250 three weeks ago after much research and deliberation. I'm over the moon. It rides beautifully and sounds great - much better than my bicycle with the cardboard flaps in the spokes! After driving my neighbours nuts doing the block for the first couple of days (toot toot - yes it's me...again!), i've been venturing out more and more. I even made it over to Williamstown without getting blown off the bridge and landing on top of the 'Spirit of Tassie'. I'm looking forward to longer rides - if only my white knuckles would relax. Can't wait to eventually go up to Healesville/Marysville/Great Ocean Road. I don't have many friends with bikes so any hints or advice would be greatly appreciated. Also any mentoring would be most welcomed, as I'm still getting the hang of it all and building my confidence. Hope to catch up on coffee nights soon. Keep the entertainment and insightfull info coming. - <-- By the way I'm in favour of the dash than the dot.