Gday Guys, Just thought I would say a quick hello and introduce myself. Have read lots of threads on here and learnt a huge amount but figured why just read when I can get involved myself! So I am new to the world of netrider and to the world of motorbikes. Got my L plates a few weeks ago and have been on the road for 1 week. Never sat on a motorbike before doing the Lâ€™s course. Canâ€™t believe how much I have learnt in the last week though out riding on my own!! Massive learning curve but my brain is soaking it all in! Began just rolling around the quiet local streets in my suburb and have very gradually increased it each night and now feel pretty confident at 70Kâ€™s on main-ish roads near my place. Am being super cautious out on the roads but am conscious of not being too cautious / slow as that can be as dangerous as excessive speed I reckon. Just being careful, staying out of peopleâ€™s way and improving my skills every single ride. I have a new CBF250. I know it is not the favourite choice of those learned types about here but it suited me. I didnâ€™t know nearly enough about bikes to know what to look for in a second hand bike and felt more confident starting on something I knew was safe and ready to go. I was / am also keen to learn on a super basic bike with no frills so as I can master the fundamentals before ABS or fuel injection, etc worries about the finer points for me. Nice and cheap (for a new bike) and I am sure I will know 1000% more than I do now when it comes time to buy my second bike in 18 or so months time. Am keen to join you guys on a L plater Tuesday night ride soonish once I am confident enough to cross the CBD (coming from west of the city) and meet up. Am also considering the Daylesford Chocolate run too if you think suitable for a noob who has never been on a freeway before!! Feels so refreshing to be scared of freeways again after driving a car for 10 years!! Sure I will be laughing at myself when looking back in 6 months time!! ':grin:' OK, well seems I have written too much already! Will shut up for a bit and just say â€œHi, looking forward to hanging out with you guys for a bit!â€. Cheers, TigerRider P.S. â€“ Not a big forum user in the past either so please point out if I inadvertently breach any rules of etiquette!