It's been quite a while since my last post back in late '06 during my HSC exams. At the time, I was given the advice by friendly netriders to focus on my studies instead of giving my brain energy to bikes. It was hard, but I got away from bikes and managed to score myself a place in a university. Months seemed to pass by and before I knew it mid-semester had arrived. I remember feeling a sudden pang of emptiness during my studies one night. It bothered me.. What was it? What was this void? I searched around my room, the house, the fridge and even under my bed but I could not find the missing piece of the puzzle. I became frustrated but I managed to calm myself down by closing my eyes and tried visualize the missing piece. I reached into the depths of my memories, digging under the essays and equations... and over time the picture grew clearer, with more clarity. I could tell from the imaginary outline that it was a beast, a beast with two wheels. Upon discovering the identity behind my missing piece, I was overcome by this colossal urge to get my hands on one of these beasts. Coincidentally, I happened to have attended a 2 day course which taught me how to tame this beast, so I proceeded buy my license. The hunt was long and I searched high and low, encountering many beasts of all shapes and sizes. Some were too green and fierce, others seemed old and dull, not worthy of my hunt. Until one night, I encountered a shiny, deep-red coloured beast on the vast plains of cyberspace. I could only see it from a few angles but it was insatiable enough for me to go against the orders of my superiors. I struck a deal with the owner of the beast (a very nice middle-aged Serbian man) and purchased it with my own coin. Now, I stare at the beast as it slumbers in its quarters of which I call the 'room of sun'. My elder brother walks into the room but stops in his tracks because he can feel a powerful presence. Shifting his gaze to the source, his eyes widen and mouth hangs open. He struggles with words and tries to find something to say... "What is its name?" he finally utters. I grin, intensifying my focus on the beast. "Virago." I breathe. ### Pics coming soon! Hope you liked my story!