I'm from Sydney, have been around bikes growing up, my BF rides and plenty of friends do too. But I'm finally getting in control of the bike - got my L's in December and only finally got a bike in the last week. Have only been for a couple small safe rides around the neighbourhood so far jsut to shake the nerves and remember what I learnt over that 7 hour course months ago! So far I've found the Newbie Mistakes threads one here quite funny - it's comforting to know i'm not the only one that has stalled repeatedly and held up angry traffic lol! I've got a Honda CB125e - it may be a baby but it's mine and it will hopefully get me through the learning curve safely and without too many tantrums I've love to start joining some group rides in the near future and making friends with other female riders too!