If anyone is ever looking for someone to ride with, my sked is usually pretty good on the weekends. I live in the Alpharetta/Johns Creek area and am definitely a newbie at 51 yrs old (never too old!). New to V-Strom and new to riding. Took the MSF course, got my license and have been enjoying EVERY minute I can squeeze in to ride. Since I bought my bike in Nov 2009, I've tried to absorb as much information / knowledge as I can from forums such as this, ADV Rider, etc. in addition to riding experience which is so much fun. My wife has even learned to deal with the "farkle fever" I have acquired and the UPS/Fedex deliveries which was a huge step for her. Anyway, anyone interested in riding sometime don't hesitate to let me know.