Greetings from a newbie, living in Wahroonga! I've been driving cars for last ten years and I guess it's time for me to discuver new horizons. I've always been terrified of motorbikes (still remember, when my uncle got killed, riding one) but I think life's already full of hazards, so adding a new one isn't going to make a big deal. I've also been a member of Volkswagen automotive forum where some people gave me a bit of a push towards bikes, so I guess that's the way I am headin'. Anyways, I have yet to even start riding a bike, let alone buying one, but I managed to register for a pre-learner course held near Wyong for mid-May, since St. Ives has been completely booked out. Well, not many questions at this stage, besides probably asking if there is anyone in my area, who'd be willing to ride along in the future and give tips and tricks. Anyways, Netriders seems like a nice place to hang out and I am looking forward to meeting new people. Peace.