hi my name is doug. i'm 19. i've loved motorbikes since i first saw one as a child. my first word was infact "mo bike". I'm from the country, Kyabram (in the Goulburn Valley), but this year i started my uni course at swinburne in Hawthorn which is mechanical engineering. i love the course and can't wait to finish it and get out there in the workforce. I've had a car for the last year (for the convenience), and am now trying to get myself into a position where i can buy my first motorbike. i'm going to book my L's for January in the next week or so. I've been trying to find out all the information i need to know to get started - from TAC statistics to prices of gear at Peter Stevens in Elizabeth street. i joined the forum to hopefully learn a lot and make good friends that can keep me alive on the roads. any advice would be greatly appreciated. cheers, Doug.