It"s been a year now since I bought my bike, got the usual looks and comments, but thankfully I ignored the negativity. Things I wouldn't have done in the past 12 months, if I was bikeless! * Would'nt have ridden down to Thredbo and walked up Mt Koziuosko, which cleared my head and rejuvenated the soul! * Being in the right frame of mind, from the joy of the Thredbo trip, I wouldn't have done the Black Dog ride and raised $2000 for a much needed cause.( I'm lighthouse rider on the everydayhero fundraiser website) * From the great experience of doing my first large group ride(Black Dog ride) I would"nt have done the Wall to Wall ride and experienced the awesome feeling of riding over the Sydney Harbour Bridge with another 1000 odd bikes!!!, wow the rumbling roar and feeling pretty chuffed about getting a police escort all the way from Sydney to Canberra! Thanks to all who gave me advice and tips in the past year!