I started riding at 10 yrs old off road on a 50cc Mallagutti Crosser. At 16 I started riding on the road.
My road bikes have included; Honda Melody [Ha, ha!], Yamaha RD50MX, Yamaha RD125LC, Suzuki RG250 MKII, Suzuki GS600F (teapot), Suzuki GSX-R750 and a Suzuki GSX1100R-L. After a 9 year break I returned to bikes in 2001 on a Kawasaki ZX7R-P6, then Suzuki GSX-R600-K2, Yamaha YZF-R1 2003, Kawasaki ZX10R-C1 (hit from behind and written-off) and finally a Suzuki GSX-R1000K5.
Following the 10R write-off, I´ve taken my riding soley to the "relative safety of the track". A close friend has joined me doing the trackday thing on GSX-R600 SRAD. It´s been FANTASTIC fun and Mallory Park (Nov, Dec), Oulton Park (Jan) and Silverstone GP (Feb) have been attacked so far. Cadwell Park´s next (Mar). [Watch this space...]
Keep it upright, cheers Wozza.