Hi all, I'm just about to enter the world of road bikes, having been a dropout trail bike rider. (just not into sliding in mud, getting bogged, getting whacked by tree branches, always being the last rider (poor tailman!) etc). I sold my bike a few years ago (road legal TTR 125) but keep feeling the call to ride again. So against my better judgement (Always been told that road riding was very dangerous) I've decided to switch to the dark side. I've had my bike licence for about 5 years now, but almost no experience riding on road. (Its actually scary to think that I could go buy a 1000cc bike) I'm doing a test ride on a Kawasaki GPX 250 hopefully in the next few days - seems like a good bike to start out on. I was looking at the Honda cbr 125, but was worried that I'd outgrow the 125 (no power factor) too quickly. I'm also looking to do a refresher riding course - saw one listed at DECA in carrum downs, but they had none scheduled Anyway, I've rambled on. This forum is a great resource - hope to meet up with some forumites on a newbie ride soon, and possibly even get a mentor ! Rabbit.