Hello all! I'm 38 and in the process of becoming a new rider. I've never ridden a motorcycle in my life, mainly because I've always heard it was dangerous. Then, about 4 years ago while I was living overseas I watched a TV documentary of a guy taking route 66 and wished I was that guy. A few months ago I decided to take the big first step and booked myself in for the learners course. I started reading about motorcycles, visiting motorcycle stores, watching different videos of motorcycles after work at night, talking to friends who ride bikes, and really trying to educate myself about riding. I joined up on the forum hoping to learn a bit more along the way.