So happy to be a member on this site! Good news and bad, sorta. As you might tell from the thread title, I'm in Texas - no, not the town/area at the NSW / Queensland border. As in armadillos, long-horn cattle, oil refineries and all that good stuff. I've had a fascination with Australia as far back as I can remember. I am passionate about riding, I love exploring forums. Seriously, from what I've read here the average IQ seems higher in Australia. So feel free to ask stupid questions, I'll do the same, except for the kangaroos. If the Japanese come up with a way to make them outrun a Corvette you've got my attention. I can deal with the metric system, barely, and will probably make fun of y'all for riding on the wrong side of the road. And yes, I do say "y'all" a lot. Bikes? - I've had two. Started on a 750 Katana. Officially, a Suzuki GSX 750 F; I think "Katana" is just a sticker stuck on the fairings for the US release. It's a big sport-touring bike - there's no graduated licensing requirements here. My next toy was a 2005 Yamaha R6. I have mixed feelings about it. I had to sell that one, and I'm most interested in the Hayabusa, I really love Suzuki, although I have no use for that much power. I love safety, I hate people that use the phone while driving, I'll upload an avatar in the near future, I've never ridden a cow or watched NASCAR, and I'm too lazy to google up what a wallaby is. So... safe riding, y'all.