Hey guys, well im back after a short break! yes, the newbie girl that stacked at the L's course is on the roads! got my bike and took her out - the virgin run - on saturday! very happy camper didnt stack or drop it, altho jst quietly, thank god for wide streets in industrial areas...and that median strip w/ angled sides! only once did i mount the thing, but on the bright side, i was happy cos i didnt freak out, controlled the bike down the front, then pulled over, breathed...and rode home just wanted to share - i love the world of motorcycling! and to extend thanks to fellow riders, i have already been encouraged by fellow riders and it hugely appreciated! thanks guys!