Hi folks, Over the last few months I've been busy lurking, finally joined up, did L's, got a VTR250 and have clocked up about 1500km's in the couple of weeks since I got the bike. So far I've copped rain, hail, glare, potholes and surprise hairpins, but loving it so much! Riding at night in the rain was the least fun thing so far (soooo much colder than I thought, and that misty kind of rain stays on the visor). I've picked up riding much quicker than I thought, with help from Netrider tips as well as a couple of books. I'm 26 and can control my speed urges and I keep practicing emergency stops and slow turns and things like that. I'm on holidays at the moment so riding everyday from the eastern burbs of Melbourne. If anyone out my way is keen for a ride during the week let me know and I'll jump at the chance. It's a bit strange riding around by yourself for hours at a time but still fun and good learning. Hope to see you out there!