Hi all, I've been trawling these forums for quite a while now, and although I have been reading religiously the topics on the riding technique and absorbing wisdom shared by many members here (and dodging a fair amount of stupidity and trolling from some others), I have not participated much in the discussions. I have been thinking of getting a bike for quite a while, and finally in August this year I purchased my first bike. Thanks to reading the advice in this forum I have been mentally prepared to face the challenges that I have so far encountered whilst riding. Luckily for me, as I am located in the Gold Coast hinterland, I've got some of the best roads around to learn riding. Looking forward to participating more on this forum and hopefully meeting some of the members here.