G'day all, well.....not exactly one of the "scoot jockeys" from Mad Max, but I'm getting there. At 41, a few weeks back I did the pre-learner course with the RTA, having never even started a bike before. Finally decided on a little bike to play with - 95 Kawasaki Eliminator with less than 12,000 kays. What can I say......I love it. I've had old cars all my life - restored them and driven them heaps - but the fun I'm having on this little bike is incredible. Yesterday I took it for a casual ride and was looking for excuses not to head home. It was great. Scares the crap out of me at times, but loving every minute of it. You really do notice a lot more of the road. At the moment I'm just saving for all the right road gear and running with borrowed items from friends. Yep, there's some lunatic car drivers out there, but it hasn't stopped me smiling every time I take the bike out. Eventually I'd like to get a cruiser style bike - I'm interested in riding on weekends and just doing it for enjoyment. I bought the little Kawasaki because I really wanted to "learn" how to ride before I got something decent. Peter Campbelltown.