Hi all, Whilst I'm been posting, reading, learning lots on here the last few weeks... I didn't feel qualified to post in the New Members thread... as I wasn't yet a rider. I passed my Stay Upright course today - so now hope I am indeed introduce myself! Never ridden before, did the Stay Upright course today! Was with a great group of people - many that have been riding bikes on properties, off road, or overseas in the group as well. I'm sure they chuckled quite a bit at us true first timers today! They were all great though - and hope too see them out practising in coming months. I had read a few threads here and at Netrider outlining what would be covered... but WOW! Doing it all was another thing! At one point when they were demonstrating the stopping and reaction distances at 60km/h I thought - mmm all car drivers should have to do this course - or part of it as road awareness!!! Anyway am home now, the evaporative cooling is on - as it very super hot out there today - on the range in the gear in the sun. But I have a nice blue piece of paper I hope to get to the Motor Registry tomorrow in Dickson so I can buy a bike on the weekend! WOOHOO! All very daunting... and I'm not sure how long it will take me before I will be game to go riding on 'normal roads'... but fingers crossed... I will get to the learners sessions once I have improved sufficiently that I don't look like a Day 1 rider and embarrass myself too much!