Greetings all, Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Alex, turned 19 in January, and live on the Gold Coast. I joined these forums to occasionally see whats up in the motorbike scene in Australia. Admittedly, my biking experience is somewhat limited. I use to ride a 1980 Honda XL500s around the backyard until it decided to stop working. I live on about an acre and a bit, and the yard is littered with numerous obstacles like fallen over trees, still-standing trees, a shed and a tennis court... so I havent fully reached a decent speed on a bike yet. I'm currently on my motorbike learners, and looking at getting a Q-Ride certificate in the near future. Although I feel like there is a bit of motorbike experience in my blood (my father use to ride quite often, and went on a massive biking trip through India. My great-grandfather was some kind of motorbiking champion back in the 1930s for New Zealand), I'm pretty unexperienced. I studied Engineering for one year at university, until I decided to transfer to a B. Aviation (basically becoming a pilot) this year. tl;dr: new guy, inexperienced rider just checking in. See you all on the forums!