Hi all. So i got my first bike about 6 weeks ago (2008 CB400) and i have to say my outlook on commuting around town and even traveling a few 100k's has changed dramatically. Before the CB i would walk outside hop in my car a drive almost autonomously, and driving a few 100 clicks there was always a nagging in my brain about fuel costs and the boredom after about 15 mins of driving. Now i walk outside and a little bubble of excitement starts up as soon as i lay eyes on the CB. Admittedly the first 2-3 days of riding i was a bit sloppy getting used to riding but i found that melts away surprisingly quickly. enough so that i took it on holiday with the family (trailer'd it up with the brothers bike) to Sussex inlet and did a lot of riding around the area. By the time i had to think about heading home i had already decided i was going to ride it back to Wagga Wagga (about 450kms). i recommend riding Kings Highway (Batemans Bay to Braidwood) to anyone new to riding, couldn't fault it (apart from the roadworks) even had another biker stop to see if i was OK when i had stopped to call the fam to let them know i was OK.