Greetings all! I am a 29 year old, who has been extremely dedicated to his gaming! In other words, a lazy bugger, who not really done much with themselves, due to certain circumastances, and misplaced sense of Loyalty, but nvm about that, onto the good stuff! I've recently had somewhat of an epiphany, and decided it time to get out of the games, and into some LIFE! I went and got my Car L's, hoping to get a step up (read out) but, it been 12 months now, and I've only managed to scrounge up 45 **Extremely** stressful minutes in the "Family" car, plus 6 hours with instructor. At $360 for those 6 hours, and every 6 hours after that, without Guarenteed Pass, being on a pension, the costs where getting out of hand, before I even THOUGHT about getting a second hand car, with all the related worries of that, so, I'm going with the excuse that I gave them chance, it time to get me wheels! So, I have booked into a Pre-learners, and started the research. First thing I found out: It gonna take a bit longer for me to save for the Gear, as well as the machine, so it gonna take me around 6 months to be fully on the road (Bike is going to be LAST purchase) and I was just wondering if there was anything in particular I should be doing to get me prepared. I have accepted it gonna take around 6 months, because of the plan to get my gear first, and wear it in, before the purchase of bike: this will also give me time to do extra training courses, with bikes provided, if I wish, or feel I need after the upcoming Pre-learner Course. I've never riden, but always had a dream of riding Motorbikes (like most wishful youngsters), and, fortunatly, I seemed to of grown up enough to worry about the saftey, and building foundations then getting out there as soon as I can, which brings me to my choice of Bike. I know it's taking a gamble, but I've done the research, and believe it's worth taking a Punt on: The CF MOTOLeader 150. For only $2500 ride away, it's a decent amount of Bike, and being brand new, will be covered, Parts and Labour-cost wise for couple years, which will give me time to save, and do more research about my second, bigger bike, which I will obviously be wanting to upgrade to (Leader is good, but nothing super-great, just there to Learn on, and not care about hurting anything better, if/when I do the totally expected and either fall off and/or bump into something) I am also figuring I'll be able to hit the Bikes limits before I over-reach my own. I am around 5" 10' and wiegh about 95 Kilo (200 Pounds) so it should be enough for that! Anyways, I have found with most of my research, I have ended up on this site, found some great info and insights into the world of Riding, and just thought I'd pop in and say hi! I am also hoping putting down my plans this way will somehow keep me more accountable, and I can continue with the small progress I have made so far (i.e. actually saving some money for first time in life, and making some plans to get SOMETHING done!). Thanks for the info I have gained so far, and looking forward to learning much more, and many future Years of Riding, wishing good times for all!