Hi everyone, Looks like I should have introduced myself first before replying to another member? now making my first ever social media entry.....looks like a big learning curve coming up, may even try writing a blog? Another grey nomad - 65 - retired- bored .......until I decided to ride a bike, 6 months ago never sat on one, silly me went out and bought a new Kawasaki Versys 650L, dropped it the first day grrrrr and with a bad back and 4 hernia operations picked up 200kg, 4 months later failed MOST .....nearly gave up , then practiced every day for a month, read many suggestions on NR on how to slow ride and passed MOST on Tuesday with a perfect score, unbelievable relief that I could now continue with my new 'hobby' Now focusing on speed of gear changes and cornering on a great practice road ie live near the old Pacific Highway Hornsby. Glad to ride any weekday with other beginners or very patient and a coffee at PITs..... Sorry but too many crazy riders on weekends. Thanks everyone for your posts over recent months that answered many queries I had.