Hey guys, been poking around here for a while and thought I'd introduce myself sooner rather than later. I'm Michael, 27 and living on the Gold Coast. I have never ridden a bike before but have had a sudden urge to get one. Did my L's test the other day, then was looking into Q-Ride and am thinking of going through either TopRider (Nerang) or HART (Slacks Creek). Bike-wise I'm not sure yet because I have never been on one. I will be looking for a 2nd hand one though (GPX250, CBF250 etc.) - I'm 5'7 and ~70kg and will be looking at riding to work each day (~25km up the motorway). Checked out a few places the other day for gear and had a mixed bag of experiences if anyone has any suggestions on where I might find good service and prices around the Coast, feel free to point me in the right direction. And this seems to be a common theme around here - my partner does not want me to go near a bike!