Hi everyone. I've been lurking around on these forums for while and thought I should finally post something. I have just bought a Blue Spada after not having ridden a bike for while and am loving every minute that I am out on the road. I rode a lot as a kid, but never had the extra money as an adult to get a bike, but the wife was happy to get rid of a car, and buy the bike, so I went for it. I have to admit being a bit shocked at how fast 80km/h felt at first, but I have relaxed a heap in the week I've been commuting to work (about 20k's one way). Beginning to find that my speed is increasing without noticing, now. Better watch out for that. I can't believe how many people tailgate!! Not sure if it is the bike, the L Plate, or the fact that I'm only going 80, but I seem to be attractring them. Mostly young chicks on the mobile, or old buggers in Calias'. The B doubles have been really good- they have kept well away until passing, and then leaving heaps of space in front of me when changing lanes. Happy Easter!!