Hi all, I thought it was about time I got the proverbial finger out and contributed rather than lurked - so here goes. I'm based in the south east 'burbs of Melbourne, and a newbie at 43. (Old, not grown up) After years of "gunna get a bike one day", myself and the better half both got our learners in July.Then jumped on the net to figure out what type of bikes to buy....... that's where we discovered Netrider. Over the last couple of months we've got a GPX250 for me and a EL250 for her, as well as boots, helmets, gloves etc.... all with the advice of everybody who contributes here. Ta all. We've spent a lot of time cruising around the local area, slowly getting a feel for road riding and working up to longer rides. One day soon we hope to meet up with some of you for a coffee or a ride. Cheers!