Have noticed a trend over the past few weeks of some horrible accidents and squid discussions etc and I feel horrible for all who have been involved in unfortunate events. As a newbie to riding, I have canvassed a lot of these forums but all they seem to do is depress me or make me even MORE nervous about my decision to ride and yes I know about the option of dont read them but at times there have been some helpful hints hidden in the posts !! Its just that as a newbie (and I hope other newbie's agree with this) ENCOURAGEMENT is required and not soo much of the negatives. Most of us know there is risk, danger and so on but you aint doing us any favours totally detailing everything sometimes ! Just my 2c - grill me if you want but felt the need to ask where are the good stories ?