Hi all I've been riding my gs500 for the last few weeks to and from work and getting more comfortable on the bike now, everything starts to feel natural. Today I had to do some work over the other side of town about 70k away so I had my first long'ish ride on the bike (my normal commute's only 10ks, so 70ks is a big jump for me!) Anyway it's the first time I rode through peak hour traffic towards the CBD and I filtered for the first time: following the 2 bikes that filtered their way through and I just tag along from behind. Thanks to whoever they were it was a good learning experience for me (I did touch a side mirror of a car and also tray of a ute while they were stationery) so I still have lots of room for improvement. But I'm definitely more confident in slow ride now (clutch in, gentle on the rear brake etc) After I went pass the CBD I got onto the freeway and it's the first time me getting on 100k+ zone, very windy this morning, just keep reminding myself to hug the tank with my legs and relax the upper body. Did the same ride back just then, no busy peak hour traffic this time so it was just cruising all the way back at highway speed. Bump and shoulder a bit sore prob I'm still a bit too tense sometimes. It was also a good run to test out my new install of a cycle computer on my bike too (attached it last night, sigma bc1009 on special at 99bikes for $34) - the gs doesn't have a clock and i always thought the speedo was a bit out, i thought i measure the wheel size right but prob need to measure again though, otherwise it means my speedo is really out (by 10k) Thanks for reading!