Yet another keen Victorian newbie wants to join you. I found my way here while reading through a bike thread on Whirlpool. I've wanted to ride a motorbike for years but, unfortunately, could not get to it as life responsibilities kept getting in the way. Finally I am now free to add bike riding to yet another not so feminine pursuit of mine - target pistol shooting. I have absolutely no riding experience. I never learnt to cycle as a kid. I've been on a bike as a pillion once only, but that hour was one of the best experiences of my life so far! For me my first ride felt Awesome Life changing Invigorating Very sexy Exciting Adventurous Nerve-wrecking Dare-devil scary Flying Real fun Exhilarating Ended too soon I heard that riding was contagious, and it definitely proved to be the case with me. I wouldn't call my decision to get into bike riding "midlife crisis" (though some of my friends think that's exactly what's going on with me!), I'd rather call it waking up from hibernation and starting seeing life in colour. So few months ago I finally learnt to cycle and keep my balance, but I always preferred leather to Lycra... So I will do my motorcycle safety course (and maybe few 1 to 1 lessons) to go for my Ls comes January. I'm really looking forward to my life on two wheels and am hoping to learn a lot on here and sponge up as much wisdom from you all as I can, eventually posting more when I'll have some experience to share, and hopefully making new friends and eventually having fun riding. So far Cycle-ergo website has been terrific little tool to play with, thank you! And I discovered that I'm quite lucky being 5'7 but having long legs (34" inseam). Lots of bikes for me to choose from it seems!