Hi all, ok so a little about me. I'm turning 35 this week and possibly going through a mid life crisis, so i decided to buy a bike. While i have ridden many scooters while drunk in Thailand before, i had never actually ridden a real motorcycle with gears, capable of going more than 60km p/h. So i was understandably a little nervous buying a proper bike, especially knowing that my balance and eyesight isn't what it used to be in my 20's. Nonetheless I took the plunge and bought a brand new Yamaha R3. And i tell you what, I'm hooked! I ride my bike everyday from my house in the SE to my work in the CBD. Some people hate city traffic, but i love it. Especially love being able to pass the long peak hour queues by filtering. Ive been riding about 2 months now and I'm improving each day. I'm at the point where I'm really confident getting to and from work now. What i AM lacking is experience on twisty roads. My bike has chicken strips because it's always upright. How do i learn to corner even half as good as Valentino Rossi? I just can't do it. I wish i could use all of my tires.