Hi all, new member here from the Northern Rivers area, although moving back to Newcastle in a few months for work. I've wanted to ride since I was a teenager, but study and work conspired to stop me until now, so with everything else under some semblance of control, 10 years later I've finally decided to do something about it. Not entirely new to riding (grew up on a farm), the road will be a whole different experience. Even though I'll be moving in a few months I decided to get started up here where the roads are a little less busy and to enjoy some of the rides up this way once I've got some experience. Bike is a 2014 Ninja 300 SE ABS (burnt orange), get to take delivery in about 3 weeks or so, along with a stack of gear (went with a Shoei GT Air helmet and armoured textiles). The plan is to make it my main set of wheels, eventually hoping to do 1-2 night trips on weekends. Can't thank you all enough for the wealth of information on here, its been a real help. I'll keep you posted how my adventures turn out. J.