Just a heads up for any newbies around the area :grin: Went out for a ride out today, intending to ride to Cronulla and further south with no set destination in mind. Down past the airport I got a little put off by the big gusts of wind around on the open road, first time I've been out and it's been so strong...not a lot of fun, even at only 80kmh, on the Spada anyway (...yet, I'm sure I just have to get used to it). Anyway, still felt like riding as the weather was fantastic apart from the wind...and I went here: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=...3.929652,151.161339&spn=0.004967,0.008926&t=k It's just down the Princes Highway in Tempe (turn left after Deno's/The Harp), and I think it's a great place for newbies (like me) to get more comfortable on a bike. It's just under 1.5km around, has a nice couple of turns and straights, you can try some tighter slower turns in the car park area, and the section just after it (going anti-clockwise) is one way, so nice to get some speed up and get more comfortable braking from 70kmh odd. There's gravel to play with too, and a few of the turns are great to really lean into. Good fun, and there were less annoyed Italian Mama's complaining about the noise from their unit windows than the local carpark There's hardly any traffic there, so I used the opportunity to get the new rear worn down on the sides a bit more than I have on the road. Good fun.