Another new member to the netrider community. At 45 yo, was looking at getting a bike & licence after deliberately avoiding it for many years, then met a woman who helped me take the plunge. Sadly she's moved on, but I'm grateful that she helped me take the plunge! Picked up a great low k's GS500F for a bloody great price, & get away whenever & to wherever I can! The bike's great, meeting heaps of new friends via Ulysses & general casual meetings on the road. My Prado doesn't see many k's these days- my escapes are now mostly on 2 wheels. I love it!