Hello Netrider's! I'm a very computer literate fellow and I'm admin to a moderately popular website and I'm very familiar with how forums work so you shouldn't expect any bad behaviour or rule breaking on my behalf. I'm also a web designer, web developer and a digital artist so if you want help in that regard feel free to message me, as it really isn't a hassle. About Me: I'm in my early 20s and I'm from Ipswich, Queensland and yes I'm unemployed. I'm sure that many already have stereotypes of a bogan in their head but I can assure you that I'm nothing like them! Back in 2008 I was applying as a pilot to the Air Force, on my way into the city I had suffered a brutal panic attack. Unfortunately I didn't know what a panic attack was and just felt absolutely horrible at the time, but I pushed on and while I passed the exam, I wasn't accepted due to medical reasons (my eyesight). Anyway since then I have been battling with Agoraphobia and a Social Phobia, and so life has progressed quite slowly. As I've been on all kinds of medication and seen all sorts of doctors and the******s and in the last 6 months I've started to be able to come out of my shell so to speak. So yeah I've been setting goals to meet and well, my next one is to finish getting my Motorbike licence and to get a bike to ride around on. Last week I went in and got my learners and now I need to go through a Q-Ride course and once I'm competent I can ride around on my own. I also have to say thanks to Blinkcab on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/blinkycab His videos have been great and have made me more confident in my decision to ride. Newbie Questions: How much should I spend on my first bike? Is a 2nd hand bike like a 2000+ Kawasaki ZZR-250 for $3000-$4000, a good idea? If I were to get a brand new Ninja it would probably take me another 3-4 months to save up for. The guy at the motorbike store told me it was $8000-8500 drive away price for a 2011 Ninja 250r, but the insurance is also about $1950 a year *gasp*. Also in regards to the Q-Ride course, what riding equipment should I supply myself?I'd like to grab some above ankle leather boots for support (so I don't twist my ankles), is there any suggestions for good places to buy them from? Should I grab my own helmet that I know fits well and is comfortable before I go? I tried an RJay's Striker and it fit nicely, but I don't know much about how a helmet should feel when on, but it didn't wobble. Also, I wear glasses, and I know that it is less than ideal when riding because they fog up easy. I've put in an appointment for getting contact lenses fitted, but if there are any other people who wear glasses, is there any advice about this? I've considered grabbing some goggles or something with an elastic strap but I'm not sure how they are under a full face helmet. Apologies for the huge intro.