Hi everyone. My name is Glen and I'm fairly new to riding at the ripe old age of 41. I'm a weekend rider and ride for pleasure. I've had my L's for about 6 months and will be doing the MOST in a couple of weeks. I've been practising the skills required for this test so hopefully, I'll pass on my first attempt. I ride a Suzuki GS500. It's a great bike for beginners but sometimes I wish it had a bit more acceleration from a stand still. There is always some silly driver behind me who sees the L and thinks "I don't want to be stuck behind a learner. I'll just overtake him" and ends up doing something dangerous and life threatening (to me!). If I could get away quicker from idiots like these, I'd feel a little bit safer. I've been reading these forums for a while now and have learned quite a few good tips from the New Riders and Riding Tips forum. I recommend it to all new riders.