Passed my test when I was 17, had a Cagiva Planet 125 for a while. Nice to look at and nippy for my first bike but unreliable and impossible to get parts for. Glad to be rid of it in the end. Sold it at the end of my uni first year because I was going abroad. I spent the next uni year studying in Gainesville, Florida where I had a Kawasaki Ninja 250R, perfect student bike, cheap and reliable, got me about campus and had some fun on it. Shame there are no corners in Florida though. After I got back from the US I took an internship in Nice, France (I had to do a work placement for the third year of my degree) and I bought a Suzuki GS500 just after I got there. After a year out there including some nice rides and a tour of corsica, I came back to the UK, got a Hornet 600 and spent my final year in lancaster. Now thats over (graduated with a 2.1!) so I headed back out to France! rode the hornet down in July 06 with my girlfriend and spent a year living in Antibes (near Nice). Since June 07 I've been back in the UK, based in Peterborough.