Found this forum recently when I was looking for bike reviews for a new rider. Great stuff here, lots of info and tips - given me alot of stuff to read and take with me in my new riding life. I Used to ride bikes as a kid on a farm over 30 years ago, never riden on the road. From what I hear and read I reckon the herds of cows were more predictable and more inteligent than the herds of cars I'm now dealing with. Bought my first bike, a new Suzi VL250 this week. Talk about excessive pucker-factor riding it home from the showroom! Best thing was a mate took me to collect it on his own bike and shepharded me home - let me concerntrate on riding and not on directions/speed, that was invaluable. Still on 'L's and going for my licence next week. I'm now one of those older big blokes riding a small cruiser bike, wearing a bomber style leather jacket, feeling the part if'n I don't quite look it. If that gives you some laughs - great. Life may not have been meant to be easy, but it sure as s__t should be fun!