Hi everyone, Yes, my husband kicked me off the back of his Buell. He has been at me for years to get my own bike and licence. After much resistence, I gave in. 48 hours later I had my own bike and was booked in for a 2 day course. My husband now says he has created a monster. Told him he should be careful about what he wishes for! I love the look of cruisers but to tell you the truth, I wouldn't know one bike from the next. I ended up with a near new 2007 Suzuki Intruder 250. She is very special and has looked after me well so far. Today was my 'maiden voyage'. I am so lucky to live in a state forest so the bike riding around here is amazing. I put 30 klms on her today winding through the mountains. I even got her up to 80klm/hour! How fun is that! My husband was so proud of me for getting straight out and into it. With tomorrow being such a beautiful day, another ride is in order. There is no shortage of riders around here either, most of my neihgbours have bikes. So, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em right? I feel a little out of place here with such a large population of men on this forum and also in the hobby, but hey, I'm over it already.