I've been hanging around this forum for ages so I thought it high time I said hi. I think it's a great site and has had me both in stitches and cringing, sometimes simultaneously. I'm a new rider; ditched my P plates back in August, and have found the wealth of information on here just awesome. Many thanks to those who have shared it freely, especially those Noob 101 articles and the series by Ohmigosh who was going through the license process at the same time as I was. > I ride a Suzuki GS500, mostly on the weekends, around the beautiful far north coast and hinterland of NSW and SEQ. Some great roads up here. Look forward to chatting with y'all. Cheers, and happy new year!