Hi All. Name is Chris. Recently decided to get my bike license (I don't have a car one) after moving to Sydney 5 years ago from the UK. I've done the H.A.R.T course, got my Ls and tried out a few bikes. I'm currently riding a Hyosung GT650 and loving every second. Aiming to do my first P test in a month or so. I've taken the precautionary measure of buying good safety gear (Why does no-one in Sydney wear this stuff? It's law in the UK! Shorts, T-Shirt, thongs and a helmet seem to be the norm...) and reading as much as I can both here and on some other sites. I love the "So you want to ride a bike" threads...great stuff I'm also being mentored by a friend I know through our dive club who has been riding for over 30 years. Incidentally the same person who lent me the bike and is teaching me bike maintenance (Doing my first service this weekend) as he is a qualified and experienced mechanic. I'm taking the same approach to this as I do with my diving. Get the right Training, Information, gear and build up experience within the limits of your capabilities. Get o know some people who have done it longer than you and already made the mistakes, listen to then, take their advice and be prepared to screw up. Take it slow and steady and don't get ahead of yourself because this shit is fun...but potentially deadly.