Hi folks, finally got my licence back, and now a new bike. Don't know what compelled me to do it, but I found a ninja 250, 09, 6.4k km, near mint condition, for $3.6k with RWC. Only problem was, it was in Mildura. I lost my licence in feb 2012, and since then the only time I I've been able to get in the saddle was when I went to Thailand in June, best thing to do when you've lost your licence; take that holiday you've been saving for, and enjoy PROPER riding, riding to the conditions, not an arbitrary speed posted on a metal stick. Anyway, yesterday I went to take delivery of the Ninja, I took an overnight coach from Melbourne, left at (9:30pm), and arrived at 6:30am. Needless to say, I didn't get much sleep on the bus. Picked up the bike; nothing wrong except one scratch on the dial, and an unevenly worn rear tire. Paid for the bike and started the long journey home, took a few wrong turns on the way, and was driving pretty slowly (I'm not sure what my ACTUAL speed is when the bike says 100), just to be safe from the police. Got home about 4pm. I've never noticed how uncomfortable ninja 250 seats are after the first 3 hours, I could've sworn my old ninja (exact same, only different colour), wasn't that bad. Ended up pulling over and having a rest a fair few times, not including lunch, just to stretch my legs and sit on something other than a bike seat, for the first time since I started riding. Also, been reading a few threads in the section; I dunno how you guys go for such long rides on highways especially... doesn't it get boring on straight highways all the time? I mean mountain roads I can understand, but highways?