People of Netrider, this is a big moment for me. I'm ready to ditch the "crap wheelie" tag, as I think I've reached a level of ability. Sadly, in reaching that level of ability, I was exposed to the tail-scraping, highchairing antics of N*A*M, so I'm now unable to claim I can do GOOD wheelies, or walk among you mortals as a wheelie god as was my original plan. Thus, as you'll notice in my freshly altered signature, I'm now claiming to be a member of the REASONABLE wheelie squad. And what's prompted this move? 1) Over the last 6 months of painstaking practice I've developed a reliable ability to clutch OR power up wheelies of a good (shoulder and above) height, and hold them until the rev limiter or such time as I wish to descend. 2) Towards the end of this time I have learned to place the front wheel back upon the tarmac with the feather-light delicate touch it deserves for all its waving at the sky. and 3) Tonight I cracked the secret of sit-down second gear launches, a skill that has evaded me since my first efforts and one that now allows me to look towards maintaining freeway speeds on the back wheel. Heh heh. I'm still baffled by stand-ups, can't do em at all, and I haven't worked out how to change gears without smacking back down to Earth, but I believe I qualify for entry into my own "reasonable wheelie squad." Thank you. That is all.