Hey folks. Thought I'd throw in a G'day to everyone, and give myself an excuse to vent (the good kind). Let me set the scene. Go back in time. Three weeks ago, about 0430 in the morning. I've just finished working nightshift at Skycity Darwin Casino. It's been a quiet night, I've had extra smoko breaks, and about 10 cups of coffee (you don't have a problem 'til you admit it, right?) I've just finished having an hour long convo with my boss, about his riding experiences (a VTR 1000 at the moment, it's swell). I was walking home, and a random guy rides part on a road bike. It sounded sweet, and looked even sweeter. The bike.....not the guy..gee.. And I stopped.. Something clicked. I had an epiphany. I thought to myself, "I can do that.....I'm getting a bike." Now, I'm prone to the odd bout of excitement, which generally fades into nothing. But after three weeks of solid research, looking up learner info, convincing the missus, and finally discovering NETRIDER . com...well, it's real..and damn, it feels good. So now I'm here. about two months away from being in Melbourne (moving down for kicks, and to check out Lygon st for the best pizza and coffee I can find) with my girlfriend who, incidentally, I have convinced so well thet she is even going to personally finance a loan for me to realise - what now is - an amazing dream. (WOW, much?) Finding this site went way beyond anything I dared hope. I've spent a day reading the boards and in particular the Learner Ride thread. The amount of organisation for events like these surprised me, pleasantly. So, in two months or so, I'll be in Melbourne, looking for a job and getting my L's (maybe not in the order). And in three to four, I'll hopefully be sorting out my first group learner ride. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!....yeah, I'm a little enthused.. Cheers for your time. Have fun all!