Just joined and keen to share my obsession. I've recently returned to riding 4 years ago after a VERY long break, like about 28 years. One marriage, 3 adult sons, one divorce, one grandson, etc, etc, and a new zest for life involving riding as must as I can. My partner bought a gorgeous little red DT175 that was like new and after a few rides I was hooked. I did a M.A.S.T.E.R.S. Stay Upright course and bought a lovely Suzuki Intruder 250 to get me started. I'd never ridden road bikes before so it was a little scary to begin with. Having both feet firmly on the ground was very important in gaining my confidence. I couldn't venture too far out on the highways with it so I was getting bored and spent a long time looking for something that fitted right. I found my new love in a Triumph Bonneville after taking one for a demo ride. I ordered a new purple and white one in 2013 and am still in love with it. I'm a fair weather fairy but I like to ride to work nearly every day and get out most weekends. I love to participate in all the fundraising rides, having just done the Pink Ribbon ride yesterday in Canberra. Next week I'm doing my first Snowy Ride. I hope to learn a lot from this site and will share my obsession too. Safe riding everyone!