After 5 years of being a regular visitor to the Netrider forums, I finally decided to take the plunge and join. I've always enjoyed the forum discussions, and have learned a lot from them. What finally prompted me was that today I collected my first "real" motorcycle in 40 years, a 2007 Suzuki C50. Actually I am being discourteous to my scootering mates, for the past 5 years I've been riding "twist & go", most recently a SYM Firenze which really is a beautiful machine. But I thought that before I get too old I would indulge myself, hence the current machine. I may have to get used to the sound of the Cobra slashdown pipes, I was feeling quite self conscious riding home this afternoon (and in the first bit of rain for ages!) and I hope I don't disturb the neighbours too much. Some time in the near future I might ask for some technical advice on this issue, but for the moment I'll concentrate on the new riding techniques required. Anyway, keep an eye (and ear) out for me in the bus lane from Woodpark to Parramatta at about 7.45 every morning.