I found these forums really early this morning and it looks like I'm joining some of you for the Sunday ride to Phillip Island. I hadn't even introduced myself yet you're taking me anyway - thanks! I've got to admit I'm a little scared of other larger vehicles on the road, especially hire vehicles...ok, hire TRUCKS. 2 days before getting off my Ls I had a truck cut me off. My bike was written off and I had concussion/weird head stuff for a week, but I got my license on the planned day anyway (awesome friend flipped me the bird to make me laugh all day and get me through it). And thanks to patient instructers at HART who encouraged me while I failed to fight the tears. Thanks Mars, thanks Phil. As of 2 days ago I now have a new (2nd hand) bike, new suit (leather this time) and a very cushy new helmet. All of a sudden there's nothing else as deserving to spend my pittence of a pay on. Anyhoo ;-) I'm back on the road and loving it, but glad to have found some others to help ease me into such a big event as PI. Thank you! Caroline.