Just a thread for me to document my experiences as a new (again) rider getting back into riding after 23 years away from riding. My previous experience with riding was a bit of paddock bashing on a few smaller bikes, followed by a Kawasaki KH 100 EL, which I rode (as a 18-19 yo) anywhere from around town, to Kyogle, Lismore, Ballina and even around Laidley and Ipswich! It was an experience for sure and the little bike did well to last as long as it did riding it as hard as I did. Now I have my RE O licence, which I sat for about 5 years ago but have not had the spare coin to get a bike. So the plan now is: Buy a full set of gear. - I have put a helmet, jacket, pant, boots and gloves on layby Upgrade licence from RE O to R O so I can bypass buying a "smaller" bike that I will likely want to upsize in a relatively short time. - Q Ride booked in for 16th September. Implement savings plan to purchase bike outright. - For this I am booking in for extra agency shifts to put the money aside each week. Enjoy the hell out of my new bike! Time to make this a priority as I have waited long enough. Can't wait to go for that first ride!