I introduced myself about a week ago, but thought I would say hello in the Canadian forum aswell, so, Hello. I live in the Ottawa area, (Barrhaven). I started riding last july, and bought a 2001 500R in August 2006. It is a great commuter for me. I ride with a neighbour of mine that recently bought a 2007 600 ZZR. I read that some other 500 riders in the Ottawa area meet up occassionally and was interested in joining the ride. Let me know if your interested. If it helps to know, I'm a married, 35 year old man. I'm not a speed demon, but I don't mind twisting the throttle.