I just joined this morning and thought I would intro myself. My name is Paul, from Hoppers Crossing Vic. I ride a Black GSXR750 K7. I was riding everyday till a car did a right hand turn in front of me and now my bike is back in new fairings in the garage awaiting weekend rides. I have been riding since 2007 previously building classic Fords which became too expensive after marriage 16 years ago. I did not realise how fun bikes are. I will read up on your rides and hopefully join one soon. Do you people post upcoming rides on the forum? Do you have common weekly meetings? I was part of the Black Dog ride last week and met some of you already including Dave (GreyBM) and Heather. Fantastic ride and loved the way the ride was organised. My riding skills would be intermediate as I have only completed an advanced one course and one track day and I do ride for over 3 hours without a break. I enjoy riding with a mix of bikes so that the riding is not at spirited speeds (leave it for the track were there are run offs) and I do care for fellow riders around me, wanting everyone to ride within their limits.