I'm new to the board. I'm currently studying up for my knowledge test and hope to be on a bike by this summer. I do plan on starting on a smaller bike to begin, and I'm definitely taking a riding course through PRS, probably around April/May.
I'll be using the search function heaps, as I'm sure there's a million write ups on what bikes are best to start on and other useful tips (yep, I've even read the rules... imagine that!). I was thinking about an '09 Ninja 250R, but I've been told that I'll probably find it lacking after a season.
I grew up riding dirt bikes (had one from 10-18yrs of age); however, I fully understand the dynamics are not nearly the same and I won't be relying on much skill crossover except for some coordination, balance and general workings of the bike.
I'll also be getting fully equipped with proper riding gear. I would like to minimize my chances of being injured wherever possible.
you probably won't hear too much from me until I scope out the forum and learn its ways.