Good day to you all. I am a brand new member: this is my first post and I just wanted to say hello to anyone who is vaguely interested. I have had a quick look through the site and I must say that I am impressed. You seem an intelligent and articulate bunch (well, mostly :grin: ). I am 45yrs of age and have only had my full licence for about 7 months. I have wanted a bike for many years, but a wonderful wife, three kids and a mortgage pushed the bike well down the priority list. I bit the bullet last year and purchased my first ever road bike: a Yamaha XVS650 Classic Cruiser (2002 model). I am loving the bike despite the fact that I struggle to find time to get out on it. I have ridden about 6,000 klms in the 12 months that I have had the bike. Learning something new every ride and slowly growing in confidence. I am not a lover of speed, so the cruiser suits me just fine. Sit back, relax and enjoy the view without stressing about how long it takes. If I can find some like-minded Netriders, then I look forward to cruising the highways and byways with some new friends in the not-too-distant future. I will try to participate in the Forum regulary and share what little wisdom I have when I can. And I hope to learn a lot too I look forward to getting to know you all: I just hope you don't like putting too much s**t on us inexperienced old guys Edited at 10:55pm to correct "unexperienced" back to "inexperienced" after "moreexperienced" member detected typo error: honest! The "U" and the "I" are next to each other on the keyboard - go on, have a look!