Hi there! I've joined the club... It's a 2007 Hyosung GT250R and me being tall it's quite a nice fit. After having not ridden since my learner's which was over a month ago, when I went to pick it up I was quite nervous. Did stall it the first two times before I got going ANYWHERE, but was totally fine after that, I suppose better to get the stalls out of the way early rather than when in traffic. Anyway, spent some time riding it around on backstreets - making turns, stopping/starting to get a bit of a feel for it for 10 or 15 minutes before deciding I felt comfortable enough to join traffic and head home... and off I went, and instantly see other riders riding past and giving a little nod. The biking community seems quite friendly . Wasn't long before my arms were starting to feel tired/sore - a reminder I'm supposed to be using my legs to hold on, which after correcting was much better. The first time jumping onto a big main road, I realised just how exposed you are to the other cars around you, a bit nerveracking but it was ok, more than anything I was more nervous about stalling it at every intersection I stopped it but I never did . A bit of difficiulty getting into first each time (the stupid thing doesn't want to always jump in - seems sometimes pushing the bike forward a lil helps?), but I managed and made it . Didn't get to ride it again that weekend as I went away, but did take it out for a local ride last night. Totally different feeling to the first ride. Didn't feel nervous about stalling it, was very comfortable with the throttle and clutch, and it felt much more natural and relaxed - just paid attention to the road ahead and what the cars around me were doing. First few round abouts I went thru 360 degrees made me realise how just important the line you take is, and a larger round about showed me just how much a difference being smooth with the braking and keeping the speed more consistent makes a difference; can feel the bike stick to the road a lot more, and that made me feel a lot more confident too. Also didn't have as many issues getting it into first as I did on the very first ride. Did make one boo boo though, which probably wanders off into a discussion/debate on riding position. When I done my learners we were taught with the right foot to keep it on the brake pedal too (but obviously not push it down..), however on this bike ends up the pedal is very light or it needs to be put lower as I rode with it like that the first 5 minutes, then at one point I took it off and could feel the bike would take off ever so slightly better. (I suppose good thing I realised sooner than later and was just riding around back streets.. ). Anyways, really did enjoy the ride and felt like even from that little local ride around, I learnt a lot and am more comfortable again with it, although I'm still definitely a mega n00b but I can see how as it's not particuarly difficult to ride it does seem difficult to master - it's easy to quickly get overconfident and get yourself in trouble. I think next I need to find a car park and try to practice some higher speed cornering and counter steering (Being able to quickly react to traffic doing something stupid around me is high on my list!).